Latah County Fair Update: August 5, 2020
At the request of the Board of Latah County Commissioners, the viability of holding a county fair in September has been re-evaluated. There are many factors that have been considered but after recent large gathering events in Moscow, it is apparent that Latah County cannot realistically enforce evidence-based health and safety protocols, including those expected by our Health District and those required by Moscow’s social distancing and face covering order which has now been extended to October.
Therefore, after further review and lengthy discussion with Latah County Commissioners, City of Moscow, Fair Management, Latah County Fair Board, and the Latah County Sheriff, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Latah County Fair.
The 4-H and FFA livestock programs will continue with a private livestock show and general 4-H exhibits entry, on September 17th and 18th, and a virtual market animal auction on September 19, 2020. Our highest priority since March has been to create an environment where the 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors can complete projects and sell their livestock, and we believe we can fulfill this goal and still provide a reasonable degree of safety.
All sponsorships will be refunded, and all vendors will receive full refunds for their booth fees.
While we regret that a safe fair cannot be held this year, we are hopeful that the 2021 Latah County Fair will be better than ever!