COVID-19 Update

2020 Iowa County Fair Update; June 18, 2020

For Immediate Release 6/18/2020

The Iowa County Fair held Labor Day weekend has been an event that signifies the end of summer and a time to celebrate the youth of our county.   

While we strive to provide an event that is educational, entertaining and fun for all families, we must keep in mind the safety of our exhibitors, volunteers, guests and all individuals that make the fair happen.    

With this in mind, the Iowa County Fair Board of Directors has been observing the Pandemic and how it is affecting our world, nation, state, and most important, our community.  We have participated in group discussions with the Wisconsin Association of Fairs and watched as many surrounding counties have cancelled their fair and other events being held on their fairgrounds or have modified their events to accommodate social distancing and allow for adequate disinfection of restrooms and other high-touch areas.

On June 17, 2020 the Iowa County Fair Board and Society along with interested individuals from the community met to discuss the options and explore the guidelines we must follow to make an event happen. 

The decision was made to carry on with our fair!  There will be some adjustments, such as no carnival, no Grandstand events including Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Harness races, and Musical Entertainment. There will be exhibits in our Fair Exhibit building and animals in the barns with a shortened stay for most species.   There are many details that we continue to explore and put into place to provide social distancing and other measures to keep any participants as safe as possible.  Please stay tuned to our social media to stay up-to-date with events as our schedule will be developed in the next few weeks.

Please understand that we continue to keep our fingers on the pulse of what is happening with the Pandemic and will adjust our schedule accordingly. 

We would like to thank the community for their support and understanding as well as the exhibitors, superintendents, judges, volunteers, first responders and the fair guests that make our fair so very special.

The Iowa County Fair Board