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Lorain County Fair Board votes to scale back fair to junior events only

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 09:36:07-04

WELLINGTON, Ohio — On Monday, the Lorain County Fair Board voted to cancel its traditional fair, one that it has been planning since June after getting the go-ahead from Gov. Mike DeWine, and instead opted to only hold a Junior Fair.

The cancellation of the main fair comes just days after Lorain County Fair Board President Kim Meyers said during a news conference that the fair was still on and the board was taking precautions to ensure a safe fair for everyone. Wellington mayor Hans Schneider has been vocal in the past, urging the board to cancel the fair due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board said it will be working with concessions, vendors, and exhibitors in the next couple of weeks to discuss refunds.

A junior fair would allow participants in the county’s 4H program to display their projects and livestock.

News 5 has reached out to the Lorain County Fair Board for additional details.

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