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COVID-19 UPDATE

Never been involved in planning a fair/event. Please read the following article about all the ingredients that go into making a successful fair.

July 8, 2020

The Wisconsin Association of Fairs is working closely with our fair members as they plan for their fairs this June through September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Association of Fairs does not have the authority to cancel fairs, nor do we want to. This is a decision that will be made by each fair individually. Instead, we are networking with our fair members to help provide the best resources so each fair can determine what their 2020 fair will look like for all involved from their exhibitors, vendors, workers, carnivals, service clubs and entertainers to their patrons.

Fairs originally began years ago as a way for people to showcase their agricultural goods through competition. Through the years fairs have become the bridge connecting the consumer with agricultural education through youth organizations like 4H and FFA to open class exhibits and ag adventure displays.

The 2020 fairs may look a little different, but please know they are all working diligently to host their fair in the safest manner possible for all involved. As fairs continue to plan, we will keep you informed as they make their final preparations.

Stay safe and fair strong. Practice social distancing so we can celebrate together this summer at fairs across the state. Thank you for your interest and support of our entire fair industry.

As of today, July 8, 2020, 18 of our 75 state aided Wisconsin State, County and District Fairs are planning on hosting their 2020 Fair.

Listed below are our Fairs (57) and Associate Members (4) that have currently cancelled, postponed or modified their 2020 fair season.You can find complete details by clicking on the name of the fair, which will connect you to their website.

-The Price County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Forest County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Central WI State Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Pierce County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Ashland County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Eau Claire County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

-The Ozaukee County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

-The Burnett County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

-The Jackson County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

-The Calumet County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Blake's Prairie Jr. Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Clark County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Richland County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Racine County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Bayfield County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

-The Washburn County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Barron County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Oconto County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Manitowoc County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Dodge County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Waushara County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Monroe County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Vernon County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The LaCrosse Interstate Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Winnebago County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Outagamie County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

-The Grant County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Adams County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Vilas County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-Associate Member, The Warrens Cranberry Festival has cancelled their 2020 event.

-The Athens Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-Associate Member, The Friends of Two Rivers SnowFest has moved their July 2020 date to August 15-16, 2020.

-The Juneau County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Crawford County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Buffalo County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Wisconsin Valley Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Kenosha County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Green County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

-The Portage County Fair Amherst (Associate Member) has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Lincoln County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The St. Croix County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Taylor County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Jefferson County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Northern WI State Fair has postponed their 2020 Fair.

- The Washington County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Waukesha County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Langlade County Fair has modified their 2020 Fair.

- The Iron County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Polk County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Florence County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Rock County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Wisconsin State Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Trempealeau County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Door County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Marquette County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Dunn County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Columbia County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Lodi Ag Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Stoughton Fair (Associate Member) has cancelled their fair 2020 Fair.

- The Elroy Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Dane County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Green Lake County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Sauk County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Kewaunee County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

- The Monroe County Ag Society cancelled the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull 2020 event.

- The Oneida County Fair has cancelled their 2020 Fair.

Wisconsin Fair Member Links

For the latest updates on each individual fair, please use the link below to their websites. Enjoy the Fair!

ADAMS COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/9/2020

ASHLAND COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/26/2020

ATHENS FAIR (USE FACEBOOK) 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/8/2020

BARRON COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/12/2020

BAYFIELD COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 5/28/2020

BLAKE'S PRAIRIE JR. FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/17/2020

BROWN COUNTY FAIR

BUFFALO COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/5/2020

BURNETT CO AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 6/22/2020

CALUMET COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/18/2020

CENTRAL BURNETT COUNTY FAIR

CENTRAL WISCONSIN STATE FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 7/7/2020

CLARK COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/17/2020

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/20/2020

CRAWFORD COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/5/2020

DANE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/13/2020

DODGE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/11/2020

DOOR COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/26/2020

DUNN COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/21/2020

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 6/26/2020

ELROY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/15/2020

FLORENCE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/29/2020

FOND DU LAC COUNTY FAIR

FOREST COUNTY FAIR (USE FACEBOOK) 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 7/5/2020

GRANT COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/9/2020

GREEN COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/5/2020

GREEN LAKE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/12/2020

HEAD OF THE LAKES FAIR

IOWA COUNTY FAIR

IRON COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/31/2020

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 6/11/2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/1/2020

JUNEAU COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/5/2020

KENOSHA COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/5/2020

KEWAUNEE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 4/28/2020

LA CROSSE INTERSTATE FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/10/2020

LAFAYETTE COUNTY FAIR

LANGLADE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 6/1/2020

LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/2/2020

LODI AGRICULTURAL FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/20/2020

MANITOWOC COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/11/2020

MARINETTE COUNTY FAIR

MARQUETTE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/22/2020

MONROE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/10/2020

NORTHERN WISCONSIN STATE FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/1/2020

OCONTO COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/11/2020

ONEIDA COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 4/22/2020

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 6/10/2020

OZAUKEE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR MODIFIED AS OF 6/16/2020

PIERCE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 7/1/2020

POLK COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/29/2020

PORTAGE COUNTY FAIR -

PRICE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 7/8/2020

RACINE COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/16/2020

RICHLAND COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/16/2020

ROCK COUNTY 4-H FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/29/2020

RUSK COUNTY JR FAIR

SAUK COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/8/2020

SAWYER COUNTY FAIR

SHAWANO COUNTY FAIR

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY FAIR

ST CROIX COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/2/2020

TAYLOR COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/2/2020

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/26/20

VERNON COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/10/2020

VILAS COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/9/2020

WALWORTH COUNTY FAIR

WASHBURN COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/12/2020

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/1/2020

WAUKESHA COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/1/2020

WAUPACA COUNTY FAIR

WAUSHARA COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/11/2020

WINNEBAGO COUNTY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/10/2020

WISCONSIN STATE FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 5/28/2020

WISCONSIN VALLEY FAIR 2020 FAIR CANCELLED AS OF 6/5/2020

May 1, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension has posted a page of FAQs to respond to some of the questions from the 4-H community and from partners related to Extension, 4-H, and fairs as we face limitations on our programming. Please see this helpful link below.

Extension, 4H, Fair FAQ


Webinar Materials

The Wisconsin Association of Fairs and the UW Extension have partnered together to host webinars to help fairs find resources when making alternative plans for their fair this season. We have held two webinars and they can be watched using the following link as well as the pdf resource.
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