Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Family of Washington County,
For the past several weeks or even months the Washington County Fair Board has been working diligently to try to decide what your fair may look like this year and how it may impact all of us. We sought advice from many partners of the fair and worked to build the best solution possible. From the beginning, we set out to give our youth the safest possible outlet to display their projects and to protect the financial wellbeing of the Washington County Fair.
The reality is that our fair will be smaller than previous years and we will greatly miss the events that will not be included; but we WILL HAVE livestock shows, camping, a rodeo, tractor and truck pulls, the BBQ competition, and other outdoor events. We worked diligently to find a balance between public health, financial stability, and trying to do what is best for our fair patrons and we feel we have achieved a safe and practical balance. Here is a condensed list of our events:
Friday- Poultry Show
Friday night- Dylan Bloom Band
Saturday- Horse Show, Dairy Show, Rabbit Show
Saturday night- Rodeo, full bar and music following
Sunday- Horse show, Sheep show, BBQ, Bloody Mary Bar, Mud Volleyball,
Sunday night- Rodeo and Karaoke
Monday- Beef show, Dog show
Monday night- Antique Tractor pull, Truck pull and tunes
Tuesday- Hog show, Companion animal show
Tuesday night- Farm Tractor pull, Bush pullers and tunes
Wednesday- Premium Auction
You can find the complete schedule online at washingtoncountyfairne.com
Things we will not have this year include the headline concert on Friday night, the parade, kids’ tractor pull, wine tasting, and carnival. Our exhibit buildings will be open intermittently and the demo derby is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020.
The fair board and associates are most certainly promoting a safe and healthy environment with social distancing, sanitizing, and following the guidelines put forth by Governor Ricketts and Three Rivers Health Department. Thank you to all of you who actively helped us get to this point! It was not easy.
The Washington County Fair has become home to so many of us during the last week of July and we do not wish to take that away from you and your families. For those who may not feel entirely comfortable in attending the fair this year, we get it, we respect you, and we will miss you! As it sometimes goes in life this is not what we had hoped for the 2020 fair; but we will make the most of what we have for you who have graciously supported the Washington County Fair for many decades.
The Washington County Fair Board