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Either Ohio's fairs go on, in some form or another. Or they don’t. Either way, Rebecca Miller says Ohio’s youth deserves clarity.

The 2020 Paulding County Fair is canceled, due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior and junior fair boards, with the county health department and commissioners, made the decision in a May 11 virtual meeting. 

As the 2020 fair season gets closer, no one seems to know what that season is going to look like, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, fairs remain in limbo.

As 4-H events are canceled and postponed in response to COVID-19, fair officials are taking a wait and see approach to the 2020 fair season.

Five individuals and a group each received the Director’s Award for Innovation and Excellence from the Ohio Department of Agriculture for their ideas and actions to improve local fairs.

Still, as a place were top produce growers and pie makers earn blue ribbons, county fairs have morphed into wild rides, fried anything and unique contests.

The Harrison County, Ohio, junior livestock sale was June 29, starting at 1 p.m. Nearly 500 lots were sold by 4-H and FFA members.

The fair connects family, friends and community, offering food, education, entertainment, livestock shows and a chance to get to know local businesses.

A local FSA office recently enjoyed dipping ice cream at the Ice Cream Barn for its county fair.

Show season brings new concerns for livestock health. Learn more about ways to keep livestock healthy before taking them to the fair.
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