Paulding County fair closes gates for 2020

Another fair in Ohio’s 94-fair county and independent fair lineup has pulled the plug on it’s 2020 event.

West Bend News reported that the Paulding County Fair board, county commissioners, and health department made a mutual decision to not hold the 2020 fair in a virtual meeting Monday. Paulding is the first fair on the 2020 fair season schedule. It was scheduled to begin June 15.

“It was decided by all parties that for the safety and well-being of the Paulding County residents, the 2020 Paulding County Fair cannot happen this year,” the report said.

The fair board is exploring the possibility of holding a virtual add-on-style livestock auction to support their youth exhibitors. The report did note that the board has packers coordinated for all market animals, should the youth decide to utilize that market. The board hopes to host a fun day in the fall for 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors.

Stay tuned to local fair boards for more information about Ohio’s changing fair schedule.

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4 comments

  1. I heard that Marion county had cancelled their fair some time ago.
    That would make them the first to cancel wouldn’t it?

    • Marion was first one to cancel, but Paulding was scheduled to be the first one of the season.as it was to start before the Marion fair.

  2. Feel really sorry for the kids with livestock projects, which were purchased months ago. Feed and time invested. Familes will lose alot of money, many of which will never recover all of it. I just hope other fairs do not follow suit. Kids plan all year for this, and feed breeding stock year round as well. Very sad.

  3. Harrison Co also cancelled June 22-26 but is doing 3 day market animal show and sale for the kids that have invested so much time and money into there animsls.

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