The following is a release from Benton County Extension and Outreach:
Benton County Extension and Outreach is aware that information pertaining to the 2020 Benton County Fair has been shared. While the traditional Benton County Fair previously scheduled for June 23-28 is cancelled, the information first published online was not checked with event partners and is incomplete.
Grandstand events, vendors, the carnival, open classes and all other regularly scheduled public events are cancelled due to COVID-19. The Benton County Fair Board and Benton County Extension Office deeply value the health and well-being of community members, event partners, and youth exhibitors. 4-H and FFA static, animal and livestock exhibit events are being planned for the end of the summer. In compliance with state and local public health guidelines, these 4-H and FFA events will NOT be open to the public and will follow all public health guidelines.
The Benton County Extension Office and 4-H Committee is working diligently with local and state officials to finalize our plan for an alternative experience for 4-H and FFA youth in Benton County. The alternative 4-H/FFA exhibitor plan will be shared with 4-H Leaders, FFA Advisors, and 4-H Families on May 18.