Less than an hour ago the Meade County Fair Board and David Pace posted this message on facebook:
"On behalf of the Meade County Fairboard, we would like to thank all of our supporters for being patient as we worked through unchartered waters. The COVID-19 virus has put a damper on many events and unfortunately that is going to be the outcome for the 2020 Meade County Fair.
Your fairboard has met on numerous occasions with one goal in mind, to be able to have the fair in a safe and enjoyable manner. Trying to monitor and follow the guidelines that have been provided and outlined by the Governor’s office have made it a daunting challenge, to say the least.
With all that being said, the 2020 fair will be condensed to four days, beginning on Sunday, July 19th and running through Wednesday, July 22nd. There WILL NOT be any Motorsport events, horse events, or carnival at this year’s fair. We hope to have more information next week regarding the food booths and other events. The number of volunteers, superintendents, and you the fans, have made this the toughest decision we have had to encounter. The ability to social distance and the number allowed in mass gatherings has made that an impossible goal. We will be putting our revised schedule out early next week for all to review. We will continue to monitor the local, state, and federal guidelines and changes could come at any time."