Crawford County Fair COVID-19 Safety Plan
The safety of our guests, staff, and community is our number one priority. Please be aware of and follow our procedures as outlined below. When in doubt, mask up and maintain social distancing efforts.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Know that there is an inherent risk of COVID-19 exposure in any public space where people are present. For the most part, it is an extremely contagious and airborne virus that is passed through our breathing.
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently.
- Avoid close contact with others.
- Wear a mask when not able to social distance.
The Crawford County Fair Association and the Crawford County Commissioners are pleased to bring agriculture, family fun, fair food, entertainment, and blue-ribbon livestock shows in a reduced schedule to you and your family this year. We understand that these are difficult times and there are many concerns about health and safety. Our team is working hard to reduce the impact of the coronavirus on our communities while preparing for the upcoming fair. The County Fair officials and the commissioners continue to be in constant contact with state and county health officials to ensure the safety of attendees and participants.
How the Fairgrounds differ from other venues:
Unlike other venues for large gatherings, such as sports arenas or stadiums, the Crawford County Fairgrounds is differentiable along the following lines:
- The Fair can manage and reduce capacity at more than 30 different physical locations or points on the grounds to allow for appropriate social distancing.
- Most of the reduced fair’s grounds entertainment for 2021 is outdoors.
- Fairgrounds dining will occur outside.
- Exposure time between non-same-household sheltering family members is somewhat limited and is completely controllable by the fair’s guests themselves.
- The fair’s buildings include several fully enclosed exhibit halls with increased airflow systems.
- Based on prior surveys, nearly 80% of the fair’s attendance is made up of families who live in the same home and thus do not need to be physically distanced from each other.
- The fair’s guests freely move throughout the outdoor portion of the fairgrounds as opposed to sitting in a single location for an extended period of time. The buildings, barns, and tents will be set up for appropriate social distancing.
- The Fair is dependent upon the weather. If bad weather occurs, the Fairgrounds will be evacuated and crowds will not be permitted to congregate in large
The principles and considerations outlined in this document were compiled with information from other fairs, outdoor attractions, amusement, agriculture, livestock exposition, food service, and commercial vendor industry trade associations including the Pennsylvania State and County Fair Reopening Plan, the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA), National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA) and International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), among other state and county sources.
As we get closer to the opening day of the 2022 fair, we will continue to work with health officials to set protocols based on the most recent COVID-19 modeling and data. To learn about the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please visit the CDC website.