Jeffersontown is of course known for its Gaslight Festival, held every year in September, but our town's love of festivities goes back many years. The earliest continually held fair in the county began in 1870, when some area farmers gathered in Fern Creek to swap horses and compete in athletic events. In 1900, the Jefferson County Fair Company was organized to promote a yearly festival in which county residents could show off their finest produce, animals, flowers, and household arts. The company built its fair grounds on what became known as Fairground Road in Fern Creek, and the fair was run by its stockholders until it was replaced by Jeffersontown's Community Fair in 1928
.The Community Fair was held on the Jeffersontown School Grounds, and was sponsored by the Jeffersontown Community Club and attracted people from all over the county. Farmers, homemakers, and merchants took this opportunity to exhibit their wares, entertainment was provided, and prizes were awarded for all kinds of crafts, foods, and flowers. By 1970, the Gaslight Festival had taken the place of Jeffersontown's Community Fair.