The Baker County Fair Board decided yesterday evening to hold certain fair events this year, making modifications to prevent the spread of illness. The Baker County Fair in Baker City is scheduled from August 3-7. The Fair Board is working with 4-H and FFA leadership and the livestock sale committee to finalize scheduling details.
Fair Board Chairman Ron Rowan emphasized, “This fair won’t look like it usually does, but it is important to the Fair Board that our local youth have the opportunity to show their 4-H and FFA projects. They’ve put a lot of effort into their exhibits, and we want them to have the opportunity to showcase their work. We are still working on logistics, but there are many volunteers who are willing to work together to adapt these events and make them happen.”
The 4-H and FFA market animal classes and auction, small animal exhibits, horse show, and static exhibits will continue, and each event will be modified to meet Oregon standards for social distancing and sanitation.
Unfortunately, open class shows will not be held this year, and premiums will not be awarded for exhibitors. The Fair Board appreciates the community’s understanding as changes are made to conform with whatever COVID-19 requirements are in place at the time of the fair.