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We are experiencing unprecedented times right now. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a large impact/influence on all of us in many ways.

As Fair folks, we all are concerned about the affect this virus will have on our 2020 fair season. So much uncertainty right now on how our Fairs will be affected. We certainly hope, for everyone's sake, this gets under control soon.

The AIF is being contacted by fair folks around the state. Concerns range from not only their county fair, but also how the pandemic is affecting events scheduled on fairgrounds across Iowa. Cancelled events negatively affect the bottom line for all of our member Fairs.

When thinking about Fairs, the list of affected by this pandemic is expansive... our youth, community, vendors and carnivals are all affected. The loss of a county fair in any community would be a significant loss for all involved.

The Association of Iowa Fairs does not have the authority to cancel fairs, nor does it want to. That decision is entirely up to the local Fair Board. The AIF will work closely with its members as they plan for their fairs this June through September, and will provide updated information to its members so they can determine what their 2020 fair will look like for their exhibitors, vendors, workers, carnivals, service clubs, entertainers and their patrons.

Fairs this year may look a little different, but please know they are all working diligently to host their fair in the safest manner possible for all involved.

There will be more information coming from many sources over the coming months. Use this page as a directory for the information and updates that will be available for our members throughout the coming months. This page will change over time, so check back often.

Stay safe and be fair strong. Practice social distancing so we can celebrate together this summer at fairs across the state. Thank you for your interest and support of our entire fair industry.

2020 Fair Announcements
Contact the Fairs listed below for further updates. Their contact information is iisted under the 'Member Fairs' menu

Big Four Fair, June 19 - 21 (Postville) is postponed to June 18 - 20, 2021

Wapello County Regional Fair, June 18 -21 (Eldon) is postponed to June 16 - 20, 2021

Worth County Fair, June 17 - 21 (Northwood) is postponed to June 16 - 20, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Linn County Fair, June 24 - 29 (Central City) is postponed to June 23 - 27, 2021 
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Benton County Fair. June 24 - 28 (Vinton) is postponed to June 23 - 27, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Butler County Fair, June 24 - 28 (Allison) is postponed to June 22 - 27, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Mighty Howard County Fair, June 23 -28 (Cresco) is postponed to June 22 - 27, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Greater Jefferson County Fair, June 24 - 28 (Fairfield) is postponed to June 23  - 27, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Buchanan County Fair, July 7 -11 (Independence) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Greene County Fair, July 7 - 12, 2020 (Jefferson)
No entertainment, open class or public events. Youth shows uncertain at this time

Central Iowa Fair, July 8 - 11, 2020 (Marshalltown) is postponed to July 7 - 10, 2021
4-H/FFA Shows will tentatively be held on a 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines 

Calhoun County Expo, July 8 - 12 (Rockwell City) postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Only public events in 2020 will be parade & fireworks on Saturday July 11
4-H/FFA Shows will tentatively be held on a 'Show & Go' basis and live streamed, but not open to the public.
All 2020 events are subject to State and local Public Health guidelines

Dallas County Fair, July 8 - 12 (Adel) is postponed to July 7 - 11 2021
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Hardin County Fair, July 8 - 12 (Eldora) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
4-H/FFA Shows to be held, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines.
Only youth exhibitors, immediate families, approved 4-H staff and volunteers will be allowed. 

Lee County Fair, July 8 - 13, 2020 (Donnellson) is postponed to July 7 - 12, 2021
4-H/FFA Shows will tentatively be held, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Ringgold County Fair, July 8 - 12 (Mt. Ayr)
No entertainment - Youth Shows and Open Class will be held, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines

Webster County Fair, July 8 - 12 (Fort Dodge) is postponed to July 14 - 18, 2021
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Wright County District Fair, July 8 - 13 (Eagle Grove) is postponed to July 7 - 12, 2021
4-H/FFA Shows will tentatively be held, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Winneshiek County Fair, July 14 - 18 (Decorah) is postponed to July 13 - 17, 2021
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Davis County Fair, July 14 - 19 (Bloomfield) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Montgomery County Fair, July 14 - 19 (Red Oak) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
4-H/FFA Shows are tentatively being held on a 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines

Pocahontas County Fair, July 15 - 18 (Pocahontas) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
No public events, open class, exhibitors, food vendors
4-H/FFA Shows only as determined by County Extension Service, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines

Audubon County Fair, July 15 - 19 (Audubon)
No open class, entertainment, commerical exhibits, food stands and other attractions
4-H/FFA Shows only as determined by County Extension Service and State and local Public Health guidelines

Cherokee County Fair, July 15 - 19, (Cherokee) is postponed to July 21-25, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Franklin County Fair, July 15 - 19, (Hampton) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Floyd County Fair, July 15 - 19 (Charles City) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
4-H/FFA Shows only on a 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines

Muscatine County Fair, July 15 - 19 (West Liberty) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Taylor County Fair, July 15 - 19 (Bedford)
No open class, entertainment, commercial exhibits, concessions, camping and other attractions
4-H/FFA Shows will be 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines
Immediate family only, with face masks strongly recommended

Palo Alto County Fair, July 16 - 19 (Emmetsburg)
No open class, entertainment, commercial exhibits, food stands and other attractions
4-H/FFA shows only on a 'Show & Go' 
basis, depending on State and local & Public Health guidelines

North Iowa Fair, July 16 - 19 (Mason City) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

Jasper County Fair, July 17 - 23 (Colfax)
No entertainment, parade and other public events/attractions
4-H/FFA Shows will tentatively be held, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Marion County Fair, July 17 - 23 (Knoxville) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
4-H/FFA Shows only on a 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

O'Brien County Fair, July 18 - 23 (Primghar) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
4-H/FFA Shows only on a 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Lyon County Fair, July 20 - 23 (Rock Rapids)
No open class, commercial vendors and related
4-H/FFA Shows tentatively being held on a 'Show & Go' basis, depending on State and local Public Health guidelines

Appanoose County Fair, July 20 - 25 (Centerville) is postponed to July 19 - 24, 2021
Status of 2020 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Washington County Fair, July 20 - 25 (Washington) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Current plans are only for the exhibition of the youth communication projects,
non-livestock/static exhibits, and livestock projects as safety guidelines will allow in July
This is open only to 4-H and FFA members, their immediate families and approved 4-H/Fair volunteers and committees

Black Hawk County 4-H/FFA Fair, July 21 - 25, 2020 (Waterloo)
No public events. 4-H/FFA Shows will be held for exhibitors and immediate family members only,
depending on State and local Public Health guidelines

Louisa County Fair, July 21 - 25 (Columbus Junction) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows unknown at this time

Cass County Fair, July 22 - 28 (Atlantic) is postponed to July 28 - August 3, 2021
Status of 4-H/FFA Shows is unknown at this time

The Great Jones County Fair, July 22 - 26 (Monticello) is postponed to 2021 (dates TBD)
4-H/FFA Shows are tentatively being held, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Warren County Fair, July 22 - 27 (Indianola) is postponed to July 28 - August 2, 2021
No grandstand shows, free entertainment, tractor ride, commercial booths,
food concessions, camping or open class exhibits.
4-H/FFA Shows are tentatively scheduled depending on CDC and IDPH guidelines

Johnson County Fair, July 26 - 29 (Iowa City) is postponed to July 25 - 31, 2021 
4-H/FFA Shows are tentatively being held, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Bremer County Fair, July 26 - August 1 (Waverly) is postponed to July 25 - 29, 2021
4-H/FFA Shows are tentatively being held, depending on State & local Public Health guidelines

Des Moines County Fair, July 29 - August 4, (Burlington)
Planning only the exhibition of youth communications, static and livestock projects as safety guidelines will allow
Final decision on allowing camping and food vendors willbe made by June 20

As of June 5, 2020 all other Iowa County Fairs and the Iowa State Fair 
are planning on holding their 2020 Fair.

Check back for further updates on the status of the Fairs in Iowa.

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