Crawford County Fair Canceled

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Posted: June 5, 2020 at 5:58 am

The Crawford County Fair will not be happening this summer in Gays Mills.  Check out the press release from the Crawford County Fair Board.

“The Crawford County Fair has joined with the people of Crawford County to provide a place to gather with friends and family to catch up with each other.  The purpose of the Crawford County Fair Association has been to promote the interests of agriculture, household and the industrial, mechanical and cultural arts through its annual fair and its exhibits.  It provides an arena to showcase the efforts of both junior and open class exhibitors.

   After contact and consultation with the Crawford County Health and Human Services department, Crawford County Emergency Management, the fair board met to discuss the future of the 2020 Crawford County Fair.  After consideration of the health and societal issues surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is with an extreme deal of sadness and regret that the difficult decision to cancel the Crawford County Fair scheduled for August 27-30, 2020 was made. 

  We fully realize how Covid-19 has had negative effects on big moments, experiences and milestones in all of our lives.  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 sanitization and insuring a safe and healthy experience as well as the liability involved were huge.

  The Crawford County Fair is so grateful and appreciative for all the effort and support from everyone who has had a part in the planning of the 2020 Crawford County Fair, no matter how large or small.  It was one of the most difficult decisions that the fair board has to make.  We wish everyone good health and thank you for your support during this time.  We are going to work hard on the 2021 fair making it one to remember to celebrate our past traditions and to make new memories at the 2021 Crawford County Fair.”