Monroe County Fair canceled
The Monroe County Agricultural Society (MCAS) has been in constant consultation with the Monroe County Health and Human Services departments. With concern for the safety and health of the community, and after much consideration of the issues surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the board has made the difficult decision to cancel the Monroe County Fair, which was scheduled for July 29 through August 2, 2020.
“MCAS works tirelessly each year to put on the county fair and realizes how COVID-19 has had negative effects on big moments, experiences and milestones in all our lives,” read a press release issued on Wednesday morning.
“The cancellation of the fair brings a great deal of disappointment to those people who plan, attend, exhibit, participate and support the fair. However, the safety and well-being of all involved are of utmost importance. The difficulties encountered in social distancing, limiting the number of attendees, maintaining a high level of sanitation, and ensuring a safe and healthy experience are huge.”
The MCAS is extremely grateful and appreciative for all the effort and support from everyone who has had a part in the planning of the 2020 county fair, in every aspect.
The Monroe County Agricultural Society (aka MCAS) has joined with the people of Monroe County to provide new opportunities to make lasting memories for themselves and families.
The MCAS object and purposes of said corporation has always been to promote education, agriculture, stock raising, household economy and the industrial and mechanical arts and to hold fairs for the encouragement of the same , providing an arena to showcase the efforts of both junior and open class exhibitors.
Board members recognize the economic impact COVID-19 has had on its community, experiencing financial hardship due to the situation and felt it was unfair to ask for financial support and participation during these times.
This, along with the cancellation of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, has proven to be the most difficult decisions the fair board has had to make over the years.
“We wish to extend to our community’s good health and a big thank you for your support during this time. Thank you for understanding all our efforts, we hope to keep the fair spirit alive through our social media sites,” the press release read. “We will continue to work hard on the 2021 fair, making it one to remember by celebrating our past traditions and making new memories.”
The 2021 Monroe County Fair has been scheduled for July 21-25.