BUCYRUS — Officials in charge of organizing and promoting the Crawford County Fair announced Wednesday that this year’s fair is on … for good. It will have a different look and feel due to COVID-19 health restrictions, but for the most part will include the same displays and shows and rides as Crawford County Fairs in the past.
The Crawford County Agricultural Society board of directors met in a special meeting Wednesday, and after receiving new guidelines from Gov. Mike DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio, voted to continue with efforts to have a full fair this year.
Fair dates are July 20 through July 25.
Fair officials asked recently for input on whether this year’s fair should go on, and what form it should take, whether it was just junior fair events, a complete fair.
Additional modifications from the board will be announced soon that affect social distancing and other safety concerns.
“The updated guidelines will present some challenges that must and will be addressed,” said a letter released by Roger Auck, president of the agricultural society and Blaine Rowlinson, vice president. “We are confident that the livestock that livestock shows, merchant exhibits, food concessions and midway will have a similar look, with adjustments for social distancing and sanitation.”
Camping also will be offered this year and rides, which return to the fair after a one-year absence, will be included with the price of admission.
“Areas subject to the most change and still under review are the midway, carnival, livestock sale and grandstand events,” the letter stated. “We are working with the Crawford County Health Department to come up with a plan to have a safe and fun fair for all.”
The letter went on to urge the community to help this year’s fair to be success.
“Renew your memberships, bring your exhibits to the fair and any business or individual interesting in sponsoring the fair … please reach out to the fair office and discuss the possibilities,” the letter read.
Call 419-562-7936 for more information.