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The Glenville Fairgrounds were in operation for several decades with major activity during the 1940s and 1950s. These activities included music festivals, horse racing, and car racing.


  • Horse racing was one of the most popular activities at the fairgrounds.
  • The County Fair was a highly anticipated event each year in Gilmer County.
  • This is an example of a schedule of racing activities in a day.
  • (L to R) Leo Bush, Darrell Bush, and Linwood Bush were well-known Gilmer County Horsemen.
  • This is a complete view of the racetrack that was present at the Gilmer County Fairgrounds.