This week Daviess County announced that it cancelled its fair for this year. Though Daviess County cancelled its fair, Hancock County will plan to hold a fair in 2021.
“We are planning on a fair in August,” Hancock County Fair Board President Franklin Powers said. “It is scheduled for August 4, 5, 6, and 7.”
A good fair needs rides, and this year’s event will have rides for the kids to enjoy. The ride company is already signed, sealed and delivered as the company signed a contract to be here in August.
The state provides funding help for local fairs as long as they meet specific conditions. The Hancock County Fair Board made sure to meet these conditions as it planned for this year’s festivities.
“We have sent in all of our information in to the state department of agriculture,” Powers said.
In addition to the fair scheduled for August, the fair board also plans to hold the animal show in September, in hopes of cooler weather. Powers said the show consists of two classes, an open class and a local class. The show operates in similar fashion to the one held in September of 2020.
Due to the pandemic, there may be some restrictions on the event. The fair board will publish restrictions, if any, closer to the time of the show.
By Ralph Dickerson