The Shiawassee County Fair Board of Directors voted in a special Monday night meeting to cancel the 2020 fair due to the continued Coronavirus threat. The announcement was made in a Facebook post. Read it, in its entirety, below.
"In a special meeting this evening, the Shiawassee County Fair Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 fair.
We ask that all fair goers understand that this decision was not taken lightly. Our board is made up of parents, 4-H leaders and volunteers that dedicate a great amount of time to our event. We are all disappointed and wish that circumstances were different.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. With that said, an event as large as our fair has a lot of moving parts and there are several factors that went into this decision, including:
- Recommendations from our insurance provider
- Recommendations from the Shiawassee County Health Department
- Vendor contract requirements
- Organizational timelines
- Missed income from hosted horse shows and other events
Our board is working to develop a plan to support our youth livestock exhibitors in marketing this year’s projects. Details are not yet available, but we hope to provide you with an update on that initiative at the start of June.
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