On October 12, 1981, the Great Danbury State Fair closed its gates for the very last time to make way for the Danbury Fair Mall. From 1869 until 1981, the Danbury State Fair was the pride of western Connecticut.

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This Sunday, October 12 will mark the 39th anniversary of when The Great Danbury State Fair closed its gates for good to make way for the Danbury Fair Mall. Take a walk with me down memory lane.