Adams County postpones fair to 2021

Staff Report
Posted 6/25/20

The Adams County Fair will skip it’s 116th year this August due to COVID-19 concerns. The fair usually runs late July or early August, offering food, beer, a carnival midway, live music and other …

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Adams County postpones fair to 2021

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The Adams County Fair will skip it’s 116th year this August due to COVID-19 concerns.

The fair usually runs late July or early August, offering food, beer, a carnival midway, live music and other performances and livestock and produce judging — everything from cattle, llamas, rabbits and poultry to pocket pets like frogs, ants and guinea pigs and from canned foods to fine photography.

“The decision to cancel this year’s fair weighs heavy on our hearts; however, the personal well-being and safety of our guests, participants, and community remains our highest priority,” County Manager Ray Gonzales said. “Taking this step today will allow us to preserve the fair’s history so we can come together bigger and stronger than ever in 2021.”

The 2020 fair was scheduled for Aug. 5-9. Instead, organizers will explore virtual opportunities for the annual 5k run and 4-H competitions, as well as other activities to stay connected with the community.

The county’s 4-H staff is considering a modified approach for hosting competitions following social distancing parameters or hosting a 4-H virtual fair. They will communicate plans with 4-H leaders, members, and families as more information becomes available in the coming weeks.

The Adams County Fair brings together thousands of people, crossing multiple demographics to provide affordable family entertainment, education, and enrichment. The team is thankful for the continued support from sponsors and partners.

“The impact of the fair’s cancellation will be felt far beyond the loss of our annual celebration, but we are hopeful we will make a tremendous return in 2021, bringing back all the excitement of the Adams County Fair,” said Gonzales.

The fair is scheduled to return Aug. 4-8, 2021.

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