The Crawford County Fair Association Board has invested a great deal of time and energy in gathering information from expert sources, soliciting feedback from stakeholders, and consulting with our many
The Crawford County Fair Association Board has invested a great deal of time and energy in gathering information from expert sources, soliciting feedback from stakeholders, and consulting with our many partners in order to make a final decision concerning the 2020 Crawford County Fair. After much deliberation, it is the Board’s decision to not move forward with the event as planned.
This choice was made with heavy hearts by people who are passionate about the Crawford County Fair, many of whom have been a part of it since the fair’s early days. We fully understand the emotion tied to this cherished event and realize how disappointing this decision will be to everyone in the community, especially for the numerous vendors, exhibitors, participants, sponsors, and volunteers who make the fair possible.
Based on government, health, and liability requirements projected to remain in effect even in the wake of the pandemic, the Fair Board has determined that meeting such requirements would be logistically impractical and difficult to enforce. Attempting to do so, would not only risk the community’s safety but it would also put the fair at risk financially as well. Regardless, given these unprecedented circumstances, there is no decision that could have been made to the satisfaction of the community at large and all parties involved.
Recognizing the effect this news will likely have on the community, the board does not want the Crawford County Fair to be viewed as another casualty of COVID-19. With this in mind, a contingency committee involving various stakeholders has been formed to explore alternate means of safely celebrating the fair’s 75th anniversary. In doing so, it is our sincere goal to turn our collective circumstance into an opportunity that sustains the optimism and community spirit of Crawford County and its people. The board appreciates your patience and continued support in the future.
august 22 (Saturday) - 29 (Saturday)
Crawford County Fair Grounds
13291 Dickson Rd, Meadville, PA