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