By ANGELA WILSON

Monroe County Fair Board

The Monroe County Fair is on schedule for July 29-Aug. 3, 2020. The fair is a tradition with deep roots in Monroe County and the Fair Board should be commended for their hard work and dedication to this time honored event. The fair provides a positive educational experience for developing confidence, leadership and integrity with our youth and community as a whole.

We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Monroe County Fair will proceed with events, entertainment, exhibits, shows, camping, vendors, etc. This plan is a work in progress and we are striving to be flexible as things change within our world at a rapid pace during these uncertain times we are living in.

The health and safety of the community is and always will be the highest priority in producing the annual fair. In the interest of public health, the fair is working on implementing procedures to follow the guidelines with social distancing, added signage, additional hand-washing stations, and increased cleaning/sanitizing procedures. We understand that each family will need to assess their own situation in regards to participation at the fair. We truly respect their decisions and wishes as we proceed forward to fair time.

The Monroe County Fair is working with the Albia Area Chamber to help create community events in Albia and throughout Monroe County to bring people together in a positive and fun way.

Monroe County 4-H exhibition details are being worked on by ISU Extension and Outreach with more information to come soon.

An updated fair schedule and information will be available as soon as the groups can determine what this will look like in 2020. We appreciate everyone's patients as we work through this process.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to help make the Monroe County Fair the best that it can be for all involved in 2020.

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