Fairgrounds In 1886, the Society of Agriculture and Horticulture held a Fair along now Tarrytown Road. It was said to be one of the most successful Fairs in the County. On Thursday, October 8, 1897 there were between 12,000 and 15,000 in attendance. Games, competitions in food, flowers, produce and live stock were held along with domestic items such as quilts and bead work. There were horse races, and of course, plenty of food. Dinner was .50 cents. The stage that carried people to the Fairgrounds, was open sided seats, and left from the Orawaupum Hotel. In later times a special trolley track was installed to handle the crowds. An interesting fact noted is that one Frank Capron, a night watchman at the Floral Hall (flower competition hall) managed to accidently shoot himself taking off his coat by his own revolved which was in his pocket. The Fair was held until 1922 after which the land was sold in to be developed under the name of Manhattan Park.