Seymore D' Fair
New Olreans, Louisiana
Bio: Seymore D’ Fair (a.k.a. Seymour D. Fair) is a funny cartoon & costume character who was the official mascot of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. His witty name is derived from the N’Awlins “Yat” phrase “See more of the fair”. A cartoon character creation by Robert Whitney and Gary Goddard celebrated theme park and Walt Disney costume designer, Seymore is not your ordinary cartoon and mascot character. He has the unique distinction of being the “World’s 1st-Ever” character mascot in the history of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) World’s Fairs & Expositions (circa 1851). Seymore’s magical and whimsical personality contributed greatly to him becoming the most recognizable World's Fair mascot in the modern age of International Expositions and World’s Fairs. As a result, he has garnered numerous honors and special recognition on a local, state, national, and international level. Seymore’s exemplary contributions to Louisiana and World Expositions earned him an exhibition & induction into the Louisiana State Museum, the Smithsonian Institute – National Museum of American History as well as being appointed “Goodwill Ambassador” for the State of Louisiana. © 1985-2016 | All Rights Reserved | Seymore D' Fair Foundation, Inc.