(Cleveland) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he'll allow county fairs to continue, but with some safety guidance, including the mandatory wearing of face masks. Fairs in Greater Cleveland have already made some changes.
Cuyahoga County Fair: The fair board voted to postpone the event until August 2021.
Great Geauga County Fair: The fair is still on for September 3-7. Some high-risk activities and shows are postponed. Grandstand shows will be limited to 50 percent capacity.
Lake County Fair: The fair has been shortened to three days, and will be open only to Junior Fair participants, their families, and exhibition officials. There will be no midway, no grandstand attractions, Senior Fair, or commercial vendors.
Lorain County Fair: The fair is still on as scheduled for August 23-30. Some exhibits have been canceled. Grandstand food prepared by the Brighton United Methodist Church will not be sold. Some concessionaires have pulled out of the fair.
Medina County Fair: The fair is on for August 3-9. Canceled are events including the arm wrestling contest, the donut eating contest, and the hay bale contest. There will be no amusement rides on the final day of the fair.
Summit County Fair: It has been shortened by one day. The fair will shut down the rides for one hour each day for a safety break. The Farm Bureau Museum will not be open, and the animal barns will be empty the last day of the fair.
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