2020 Vanderburgh County Fair will be virtual, all in-person events canceled


VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The 2020 Vanderburgh County Fair will not have in-person events this year.

A virtual fair will be held for all 4-H projects that will allow projects to be judged and put on display. More details on the virtual fair will be released soon.

Scott Berry, 4-H fair president, tells Eyewitness News the financial cost of meeting coronavirus in-person restrictions would endanger future programs.

“The health and safety of our 4-H members, their families, and volunteers is our main priority and the 4-H Council did not think we could provide a valuable educational experience with the strict regulations in place, including use of face coverings at all times, temperature checks, contract tracing, social distancing, and frequent sanitation practices. In addition, we want to be able to continue to offer positive youth development programs and fair activities in the future. The financial cost to meet these requirements this year would endanger future programs. Please know this decision was carefully thought out and discussed in depth by all involved and was an extremely difficult decision.”

Purdue Extension-Vanderburgh County

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(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)

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