The Barry County Agricultural Society Fair Board has announced that the 2020 Barry County Fair, scheduled for July 20th through July25th, is cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns.
An update from the Fair Board says the decision to cancel the fair was not made in haste, and that many components of the fair were taken into consideration. However, the health and safety of volunteers, participants, and the community are the top priority.
This would have been the 168th annual fair, which since 1852 has been a highlight of summer activities for many families, especially those involved in 4-H and FFA. The Fair Board acknowledges the impact on the community, sponsors, vendors and families.
The Agricultural Society wrote "Thank you for your continued support through these trying times and we will see you at the 2021 Barry County Fair, July 19th - 24th."