Ind. (WEHT) – The Spencer County, Perry County and Warrick County 4-H Fairs will be virtual this year.
Spencer County announced their decision this week that the 2020 fair will be virtual. While it may look different and feel different, Spencer County says the fair will still provide 4-H members the opportunity to complete and showcase both animal and non-animal projects and to be recognized for their achievements. The 4-H Association is also working on plans for a celebration for a later date if local and state conditions continue to show signs of improvement.
Perry County also announced their tough decision to move the 2020 fair to virtual-only.
Details on how exhibits will be submitted for judging and how students will receive public recognition for their accomplishments will be sent out soon. They say the way in which projects will be submitted for judging and displayed will allow youth new methods to demonstrate their creativity. Perry County is working to set a date and time for the virtual celebration of 4-H achievements, currently aiming for July 10-13.
Warrick County has cancelled the public activities (midway and arena events) for this year’s fair. Non animal exhibits will be exhibited virtually.
Many other local counties have also made adjustments to their 2020 4-H Fairs.
Dubois County has also opted to have a virtual-only fair this year.
Vanderburgh County plans to have in-person fair activities as usual.
Gibson County and Pike County have not yet made a decision about their 2020 fairs, but are in discussions to make a decision soon.
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky has also cancelled their county fair.
(This story was originally published on May 21, 2020)