Purdue Extension Vigo County Update on the Vigo County Fair
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – Due to the concerns for the safety and well-being of all participants, volunteers, and animals,
Purdue Extension Vigo County Educators and Vigo County 4-H Council have decided to focus on a virtual fair opportunity
and not continue with in-person 4-H Shows and Exhibits at the 2020 Vigo County Fair. They considered information,
guidance, and policies from Purdue Extension, Vigo County Health Department, International Association of Fairs and
Expositions, Safety Alliance, and Governor's Back on Track plan. The concerns over proper implementation and
compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols at fair events and the uncertainty around the possibility of having to cancel
our activities at the fair if Vigo County isn’t at the stage in the governor’s plan to hold large events yet contributed to this
Vigo County 4-H will be moving forward with virtual fair events to showcase our outstanding youth and their dedication in
the most difficult of times. We will find unique ways to support and acknowledge our members while celebrating their
accomplishments in and out of the show ring or project building. 4-H Families will be provided information on virtual
exhibition requirements as those plans become finalized. We ask for your continued patience as details are put into place
and help make this a positive experience for all involved.
The Purdue Extension Vigo County Educator and Extension Homemaker’s Open Class Superintendents have decided to
not hold Open Class events nor allow open class projects to be exhibited at the 2020 Vigo County Fair.
The Wabash Valley Fair Association, who hosts the Vigo County Fair, is finalizing plans for non-Purdue Extension 4-H
events held during the fair July 11-18.