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The Wood Co. fair is still happening this year - but things will be different

According to the Sentinel-Tribune, there will be no rides or milkshake booth.

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — Some local county fairs have called it for this year, but the Wood County Fair will still go on.

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However, there will be lots of changes - and not everything you look forward to about the fair might be there.

According to the Sentinel-Tribune, there will be no rides or milkshake booth. There will also be no parade or bake sale this year.

There will still be animals, vendors, a flower show and events such as catch a pig and antique tractors. However, there will be no open-entry market animal livestock.

Fair officials say in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the fair has to be different or else it wouldn't be able to go on.

The Sentinel-Tribune says there will be strict guidelines to camping and moving through exhibits, as well as a 2,500 limit on grandstand spectators.

Repercussions could come down on the fair board if there are many complaints about not following its COVID-19 precaution plan.

Some state guidelines for county fairs include: 

  • The number of spectators shall be limited to one-half the seated capacity of the grandstand.
  • Fair barns and other buildings should be open as much as possible to allow for good ventilation
  • There should be six-foot spacing markers for those in line at food vendors, and condiments must be placed on food by vendors or must be available in self-contained packets
  • The fair shall provide sanitation stations throughout the fairgrounds near food concessions and in barns