Kewaunee County Fair canceled for 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic
LUXEMBURG – The Kewaunee County Fair, originally scheduled to take place from July 9 to 12, has been canceled for 2020 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The fair board noted in a press release announcing the cancellation that local businesses that normally sponsor the fair are among those affected by COVID-19 and the resulting safer-at-home orders from the state.
The board also reviewed the financial impact and uncertainty for social gatherings to reach its decision, which the release said is "… with the best interest of all who participate in the Kewaunee County Fair."
“The safety for all who are involved in the community is our top priority,” said Isabella Haen, board secretary.
"The Kewaunee County Fair appreciates the efforts that were already committed by so many exhibitors, vendors, service clubs and volunteers for the 2020 fair," the release said. "We share your sadness."
“As a sponsor, I am grateful for the Kewaunee County Fair board for putting the safety of the community first,” said Lisa Cochart, owner of Casco Kidz Zone. "We look forward to sponsoring next year and making the 2021 Kewaunee County Fair one to remember.”
The board will begin planning for the 2021 fair, which is scheduled for July 8 to 11 of that year.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
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