Coronavirus: 2020 Montgomery County Fair is canceled

Planning begins for Junior Fair Livestock Expo

Coronavirus: 2020 Montgomery County Fair is canceled

JEFFERSON TWP. — This year’s Montgomery County Fair has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Agricultural Society Board of Directors has announced.

The vote to cancel was taken Tuesday at the board’s regularly scheduled public meeting.

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With that vote came the board’s decision to begin planning to host a Junior Fair Livestock Exposition that will be open to livestock exhibitors and their families.

“We are just heartbroken to have to make this decision, but our priority must be the safety and well-being of our attendees and exhibitors,” said Mark Jimison, board president, Montgomery County Agricultural Society.

“We appreciate all the citizens and local businesses who have continued to support us during this difficult time, and we look forward to hosting the Montgomery County Fair again in 2021 – bigger and better than ever.”

Additional details about the Junior Fair Livestock Exposition will be made available as planning continues, with a focus on allowing youth exhibitors to complete projects in a safe and family-oriented environment at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.