Dane County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Dane County Fair Association, Inc. on Wednesday announced the cancellation of the 2020 Dane County Fair due to COVID-19.

Recently, the Alliant Energy Center was designated as a community testing site.

Numerous other events over the summer have already been canceled, and it is evident that the risk of community spread of COVID-19 will still exist through the summer, according to a news release.

The Dane County Fair Association, Inc. Board of Directors assessed the risk to their exhibitors, families, volunteers, and the public as well as the uncertainty for social gatherings and the financial implications and determined that they are unable to host the 2020 Dane County Fair scheduled for July 16-19, 2020.

While the Dane County Fair will be canceled this year, the Fair Board has determined that any youth exhibitor who is aging out of participation this year and is enrolled in a 2020 project will be eligible to participate in the

2021 Dane County Fair within the same project areas.

This exception is only made for the 2021 Dane County Fair under the Fair Rules. More details to come.

“The Board of Directors fully realize there are a number of kids that have put in an enormous amount of preparation and planning in anticipation of exhibiting one last time at the Fair,” said Darwin Lynde, President of the Dane County Fair Association, Inc. “With this extension, it will give them that opportunity in 2021.”

To read more go to WKOW https://wkow.com/2020/05/13/dane-county-fair-canceled-due-to-covid-19-concerns/

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