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Last year's Winn Fair was rained out but here are some photos from the second(1980) and third(1981) Elisha Winn Fair of 1812 for you to enjoy.

JUST ADDED: 1982 Winn Fair
Railroad service 1871
From the Gwinnett Atlas 1871

The 1820 Land Lottery is now available on the website here

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Upcoming Events
August 9, 2016    7:00p.m.
First Families Banquet

All new inductees and members are invited to attend.

The banquet will be upstairs in the courtroom. Please RSVP to the Gwinnett Historical Society Office at 770-822-5174.

The Elisha Winn House and Fair

The Elisha Winn House located at 908 Daclula Road in Dacula, GA 30019 is open for tours from March to September on the third Saturday of the month from noon to 4:00 p.m. The Winn Fair is held on the first weekend of October during which the house and all of the out buildings will be open and attended by many volunteers and reenactors. The fair also has food vendors, crafters' booths, exhibitors, musical entertainment, and railroad history.

The Gwinnett Historical Society will sponsor the 38th annual Elisha Winn Fair. This year's Winn Fair will be held on Saturday October 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday October 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are a vendor, we welcome your participation in this year's Elisha Winn Fair. For more information and vendor forms please follow this link: 2016 Elisha Winn Fair

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