Scaled-down fair coming in July

Events will be limited to 4-H competitions, with many staples like the rodeo and open classes canceled.

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June 8, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Henry Kramer shows his steer at the 2019 Allen County Fair. Register file photo

A substantially smaller Allen County Fair is coming to Riverside Park in late July.

Fair Board members voted last week for a pared-down version of the fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair will revolve exclusively around the 4-H members and their entries.

That means several staples of years past — including the rodeo, Baby Barnyard, Style Revue, open class entries, music shows on the free stage and the best-dressed pet contest — are a no-go.

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