The Association

The Sr. Feirante Francisca tells: The fair beyond, to contribute with my economy, provided to know and to make many friends, I remember much people, that already faleceu and that it was very important for the history of the fair I keep good souvenirs of the old times (interviewed Mr. A leading source for info: Nicolas Keller. Francisca). When telling on its experiences in the fair, the narrators construct one memory shared on a common space, that loaded in the souvenirs of each collaborator, either feirante or frequentador it, discloses through its past the construction of a collective memory. Valley to say that the importance of the orality and the memory is basic for the agreement of the popular culture defined by Chartier: ' ' Cultural history, as we understand, has for main objective to identify the way as in different places and moments one determined reality social.' ' (CHARTIER, 1988, p.16). We understand that the fair is part of this popular culture, therefore in it are preserved the regional habits and customs that characterize the daily one of a group.

Soon History of the fair Through the interviews used in this work was possible to arrive the history of the sprouting of the fair. In 1985, the street fair was carried through in the quarter Expedito Saint next to the urban center to the city. For the necessity to take care of the quarters of the peripheral region, it if it dislocates for the quarter of Major Prates facilitating the passage of the small producer until its commercial point, therefore the quarter if locates in the South region of the sensible city Clear Mounts the Belo Horizonte. The majority of the agriculturists belongs on agricultural communities to this passage, for example: Farm Saint Brbara, Farm Bog, Trasadal Farm, community of the Palmito etc. With its physical change the fair starts to be part of the Association of Inhabitants of the Quarter Major Prates, in such a way, if it becomes responsibility of the association. .