(Dover, Ohio) – The 170th Annual Tuscarawas County fair will be held in September for exhibitors with Junior Fair projects only.
At a meeting Tuesday night, Tuscarawas County Agricultural Society board members heard from OSU extension officials, current vendors, and the Tuscarawas County health department in order to gain input on the future of the fair. The health department advised that although exact health guidelines for September are unknown, the safest way to carry out a fair while maintaining the health of our community is to eliminate activities that encourage large crowds to the fairgrounds.
After lengthy deliberation and discussion, it was decided to prioritize the Junior Fair projects to support the future of agriculture based on the mission of TCAS. Grandstand events, Senior Fair contests, rides, games, vendors, and most concessionaire’s will not be permitted.
A committee has been created to devise a plan allowing all 4-H and FFA members to safely show their animal projects under a revised schedule. Details will be shared on the website and Facebook page in the coming months as plans develop with information for attendees, participants, buyers, and business sponsors.