Dear Friends,

Since last August our fair board has been working on the 2020 Gasconade County Fair. We continued working, brainstorming and considered options while our community, state, and country and the world adapted and faced the challenges brought on by COVID-19. We have listened to our health department, our first responders and our state, county and city officials. Our fair board has made a difficult decision made by many others in all facets of our lives. Our board, by a very clear majority, voted to cancel the 2020 Gasconade County Fair. We wanted to have a fair and it is very disappointing and sad for us as well as for all of you. The fair board has an obligation to protect the health and well being of our community, as well as ensuring the long term viability of our great fair. The reality of social distancing, sanitizing practices required by our insurance and having enough volunteer help are too many obstacles to overcome. Our community deserves the great fair we are used to having and with the changes, requirements and a lot of unknowns we can not deliver that. We ask for your understaning and support. We will start planning and look forward to a celebrated 2021 Gasconade County Fair. Until then stay safe and stay healthy.

Sincerely,
2020 Gasconade County Fair Board
Nick Baxter-President
John Nicks-Vice President
Brenda Kurrelmeyer-Treasurer
Cheryl Schlottach-Secretary

**We are working on a livestock show and sale for the kids-more information to come

**We are working on a plan for the 4-H kids projects to be judged for state-more information to come

**Catalog ads will carry over to next year. Direct ad questions to catalog@gasconadecountyfair.com