2012 – The Centennial has arrived!
It all started in 1913, tucked away in the then-burgeoning Burton Street Community (though it was known as Pearson Hill in those days). Mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, neighbors, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, preachers, teachers, farmers, musicians, and athletes all came to share and celebrate together at the Agriculture Fair.
E. W. Pearson knew his African-American community was great and set out to showcase their skills and talents at a formidable time in our history. This year we come full circle! Had the Fair continued, this year would be the 100th installment.
We believe, as E. W. Pearson did, that our community is rich with talent and we hope to showcase the diverse and beautiful people who make the Burton Street and larger Asheville community home. We invite you to join us as we plan for a truly great and historic weekend in the fall of this year.
Planning meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at the Burton Street Community Center from 5 – 6:30 pm.
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