The Porter County Agricultural Society says it is canceling the 2020 Porter County Fair, originally scheduled for July 23 – August 1 in Valparaiso. The announcement said members of the Fair Board expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a fair that would adhere to social distancing protocols and its impact on the long-term viability of the Porter County Fair. Officials also said the Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, and for King and Country concerts at the Porter County Fair are being rescheduled for next year and information on the specifics of this will be forthcoming in the coming week.
“After careful thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel the Porter County Fair. Knowing how easily the virus spreads in large groups, we believe it is the safest path forward for the health and safety of all concerned,” said Marty Good, President of the Porter County Agricultural Society, Inc., d/b/a Porter County Fair.
“Our first priority is the safety of the thousands of people involved in the Porter County Fair each year. While this is a difficult decision, we feel it is necessary to protect the fairgoers, exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, partners, performers, concessionaires, youth leaders, employees and sponsors,” said Good. “We look forward to seeing our fellow fairgoers at the 2021 Porter County Fair, when it is safer for us to enjoy our favorite traditions together.”