The 2020 Monroe County Fair has been canceled over concerns about the spread of COVID-19, according to a Tuesday press release from the county’s Purdue Extension office.
Both the Monroe County Fair and 4-H boards voted against having an in-person event, but virtual exhibition opportunities will be offered for 4-H youth, according to the release. More details will be given to families when available.
Vendors and other participants will also be contacted by the fair board.
The press release cited consultation with local officials, uncertainty about large event planning and concerns over implementing proper coronavirus safety measures for contributing “to the very difficult decision to cancel this beloved community event.”