Jul 28, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces County Fairs will be Junior Fair Events Only


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued this statement Tuesday Afternoon:

"I’ve made the difficult decision to limit all fairs to junior fair events only (livestock competitions and other 4-H and FFA competitions for kids and teens) starting on or after Friday, July 31. Harness racing can proceed with no spectators, but we are prohibiting rides, games, and grandstand events going forward so that we can keep the crowds down."

From the Auglaize County Fair:

"We understand the Governor has set some new mandates regarding fair. Please be patient as we too just learned the news and are working together to figure out the best resolution for an amazing Jr Fair. Please stay positive! We will keep everyone up to date when we have more information. Thank you!"

To hear comments with Auglaize County Fair Manager Ed Doenges:

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From the Mercer County Fair:

"Please give us time to review all the directives given by Governor Mike DeWine. We are working dillegently to accommodate to the directives. We received this information at the same all of you did. We will not have answers immediately. Please give us time to process this information."


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