Due to the ever-evolving situations concerning COVID -19 and the impact on community health and well-being, the Lincoln County Fair in the form we have known it for the past 115 years in Fayetteville/Lincoln County TN, will not take place in 2020. We will monitor the spread of the virus and will consider other options for events later in the year, but as of now, we feel this is the best decision for our volunteers, participants, visitors and community.
This decision was not made lightly and was only made after seeking guidance from the State of Tennessee, the CDC, local authorities and other organizations. The safety of everyone involved with our fair was the highest priority in making the decision and we as a board felt the restrictions needed to keep everyone safe would not allow us to create the same enjoyable fair experience that everyone has come to expect. Even so, cancelling has been a heartbreaking decision for us!
We are saddened and heartbroken for the impact this will have on businesses, family farms, school organizations, civic groups, adult and youth competitors, exhibitors and sponsors who rely on the income and exposure the Lincoln County Fair brings them. We understand that our fair is a valued fundraiser for many school groups and that the loss of revenue for them alone will be detrimental. Our hardworking volunteers are saddened by the fact we will not be able to see all the smiling faces of the children and adults who enjoy this long- standing 8-day tradition. So many people use the Lincoln County Fair as a time for reunion with old friends. We know as volunteers we will miss seeing the many friends we have made over the years!
We want to say a special “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts” to all of our sponsors. You have stood behind us and helped us grow our fair year after year and for that we will always be grateful! You are the ones who continue to give of yourselves to support our community and our fair and I pledge to you we will work hard to be back stronger than ever in September 2021.
We look forward to brighter and better days ahead when we can gather again to celebrate all that is exceptional about Lincoln County agriculture, business, and our people! Continue to join us in prayer for our nation, our state, our county and for everyone’s good health. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media, as well as our website lincolncountyfairtn.com for information on possible future events.
Randy Cowley, President of LC Fair
on behalf of the LC Fair Board of Directors
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