The Franklin County Fair Board issued a statement Tuesday announcing the cancellation of this year’s fair. The statement is below.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce our decision to cancel all non 4-H and
FFA activities. Based on consultation with The Association of Iowa Fairs, and
International Association of Fairs and Expositions and in compliance with the
regulations put forth from local and state agencies the we feel that this decision is
best. We will continue to monitor the Covid 19 pandemic in regards to 4-H and
Our first consideration is the health and safety of our fair goers and Covid 19 has
added a new chapter to this process.
This decision was by far the most difficult that we as a board have had to make.
We work all year long to strive to make the Franklin County Fair one of the best. It
is a time for families to enjoy several days of entertainment, contests, vendors,
and great food. It is a showcase for the youth of our county.
For some of you, this may seem premature, but our many fair partners and
vendors need adequate time to ensure that they are prepared to provide the
needed services and supplies that make the fair operate smoothly.
Those of you that have purchased a POP Pass or tickets to our events may
request a full refund minus service fees. We would also ask at this time, if you feel
inclined, to donate your refund to the fair to help pay our fixed cost.
None of us have ever experienced anything like these uncertain times. We truly
are “all in this together”.