2020 Marion County Fair Cancelled

The Marion County Senior Fair Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming 2020 Marion County Fair due to COVID-19 public health concerns. The Board has decided to focus solely on local 4-H and FFA youth this year.

“The decision to not hold this year’s fair in normal capacity was not taken lightly as it impacts the livelihood of many individuals and businesses in our community as well as the fair industry. However, we believe we made the right decision at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our community,” said Keith Seckel, Marion County Senior Fair Board president. “The silver lining of this unprecedented situation is that we are invested in doing what we can to recognize the heart of the Marion County Fair – the Junior Fair Exhibitor.”

Plans are underway to provide junior fair exhibitors an opportunity to step in the show ring to show off their hard work and will be working in collaboration with the local Ohio State Extension Office to ensure all youth are able to participate. The single-day events are tentatively scheduled for July 18-25.

“On behalf of the board and our staff, we appreciate our sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, and community for their continued support over the years,” said Seckel. “We will be back next year, and it will be a memorable celebration.”