Rutland County Agricultural Society
In the fall of 1846, the Rutland County Agricultural Society formed and produced the first Rutland Fair that took place in a field near Castleton, Vermont. The first president of the society was Frederick Button. After moving around to different locations, in 1859 the Rutland Fair moved to its current location, which was the former Rutland County Park. The fair was known as the Rutland Fair until it became the Vermont State Fair in 1972. Their mission is to promote agriculture, education, commerce and entertainment for Vermonters and the region.