Tama Co. Fair to continue for 4-H and FFA exhibitors

Will be closed to the public

County fair is an opportunity for Tama County’s youth to have a unique 4-H and FFA learning experience. Even though fair in 2020 needs to happen in non-traditional ways, exhibits and evaluation of exhibits are important to help youth complete their project learning.

Tama County Livestock and Fair Association and Tama County Extension and Outreach have worked together and consulted with Tama County Public Health to determine the best way to hold the fair this year. It was decided that due to the uncertainty of what the public health situation may look like at the end of July, that the fair will continue; however, it will not be open to the public. There will be no food stand this year.

The Tama County Fair will be held the week of July 13th for both non-livestock and livestock judging. 4-H and FFA exhibitors will be limited to bringing their immediate family (parents/siblings only) with them to the shows. Animals will arrive, show and leave on the same day. An adjusted show schedule will spread events throughout the week in order to allow staff and volunteers the time needed to sanitize the fairgrounds between events.

As plans for the 2020 Tama County Fair move forward, the health and safety of the volunteers, visitors; youth of Tama County and staff remain top priority. The Tama County Fair would like to thank all the supporters, sponsors, and partners for their support of the Tama County Fair and the decision to proceed with a closed fair in 2020.

For more information, regarding 4-H & FFA events at this year’s fair, please check out the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website at  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/tama/. Please email jhulme@iastate.edu with additional inquiries.