A poster for the Valo Republic Fair.

The Republic Fair was a series of events hosted by the Galactic Republic.[1] Sometime before being sent to Port Haileap, Avon Starros went on rides at a Republic Fair.[2] As part of her Great Works, Supreme Chancellor Lina Soh held a Fair on Valo[1] around 231 BBY,[3] which attracted dignitaries and visitors from across the galaxy. The Jedi Order also heavily participated in the event. However, the Valo Fair was attacked by the Nihil, a dangerous group of marauders who had caused the Great Hyperspace Disaster the year before, with many deaths.[1]

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"Think the World Fair for the Republic. It's right out there on the frontier. It's showing all the great things that happen in the Republic. It's a chance to see the excitement, the new technologies available. And this is Star Wars, so things happen."
―Cavan Scott[src]

The Republic Fair was created as part of the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative. It was first mentioned in the live launch event for the initiative on January 4, 2021.[4] The Republic Fair featured in the second wave of content from the initiative, primarily in the novels The High Republic: The Rising Storm, written by Cavan Scott, and The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower, written by Daniel José Older and illustrated by Petur Antonsson, both published on June 29, 2021.[5]

Scott described the Republic Fair as the World Fair for the Galactic Republic.[4] On May 5, 2021, the StarWars.com page for The High Republic unveiled a promotional poster for the Republic Fair.[6]

The Rising Storm describes the Valo Republic Fair as the first to be held in a generation,[7] which conflicts with a mention in The High Republic: A Test of Courage of twelve-year-old Avon Starros having gone on rides at a past iteration of the fair.[2]



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