Each year, since 1886, the Langlade County Fair has come together with the community, exhibitors, organizations and local businesses to showcase the services, talents and heritage of Langlade County.It has given the community a place to gather, greet friends, and spend family time.
The Langlade County Fair Board has decided to hold a modified fair for 2020.Although the entertainers, carnival, vendors and exhibitors were still hoping to participate in this year’s fair, we feel the event cannot be ran safely at full capacity.For this year, the fair will be a two-day event comprised of the Sprint car race, Demo Derby, and Jackpot show/sale only.These events will be held on the same days as scheduled during the fair, July 31 and August 1.
When planning the fair, the safety of all attending is always a high priority.But this year,in our opinion, the feasibility of keeping everyone safe, to our standards, could not be obtained when holding the fair in its entirety.The restrictions of social distancing works in the exact opposite of the purpose of the fair.To maintain the social distancing guidelines would be difficult, unattainable, and take away from the true fair experience that our community has grown to appreciate but can be managed on a smaller scale with fewer areas in operation.
The economic financial strains by Covid 19 were also considered.Many of our vendors, sponsors, and carnival are and may be experiencing financial hardships.We didn’t feel it was justified to ask for support during a time of economic strain or ask them to operate when maximum attendance may not have been reached.The financial loss to the counties non-profit organizations were also considered. We are grateful for the organizations that participate at the fair.But many had voiced concerns of limited volunteers and lower attendance causing smaller profit margins.We want in assure all non-profit organizations they will be invited back for 2021 and are guaranteed their existing selling location.
We thank you for understanding and supporting the board in making this decision.We hope you willattend the modified event. The proceeds will benefit the Langlade County Fair Association which supports the youth of Langlade County.Additional information regarding this event will be listed on the Langlade County Fair website, www.langladecountyfair.net and Facebook page, Langlade County Fair, and future advertising. We are looking forward to the 2021 fair to be held July 28 – August 1, 2021. Planning is already underway featuring all parts of the fair everyone has grown to enjoy.