Officials with the Washington County Fair have decided to make this year’s event exclusively for exhibitors.
In a press release this (Tuesday) morning, the Washington County Fair Board of Directors announced that it has voted unanimously to host the fair as a county youth exhibitor event only. As no tickets for the fair will be sold, there will not be a Fair Queen contest this year.
The board made the vote after meeting Monday night to discuss how to proceed with the fair, currently scheduled for September 11-19.
In the release, Fair President Dean Luetge said this decision was made to ensure that Washington County’s youth exhibitors “have every possible opportunity to both exhibit and sell their projects”. Luetge said it was not an easy decision, but after reviewing state guidelines and meeting with county and city officials, the board feels this is “the right decision moving forward”.
Further updates will be posted at www.washingtoncofair.com in regards to event updates and an amended show schedule.
Full press release from Washington Co. Fair Association:
In order to ensure that the youth exhibitors of Washington County have every possible opportunity to both exhibit and sell their projects, the Washington County Fair Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to host the 2020 Washington County Fair as a county youth exhibitor event only. This was not an easy decision, but after considering all state guidelines and visiting with county and city officials, it is the right decision moving forward. We encourage you to watch our website for event updates and an amended show schedule. We thank you for understanding this very difficult decision, and hope you will continue to encourage and support our hard-working young people at this year’s event.
Dean Luetge, President
2020 Washington County Fair Association