Rockton World’s Fair
2020 Fair is Cancelled
We will see you Thanksgiving Weekend October 8th-11th, 2021
Until the 2021 Rockton World’s Fair
“The Rockton Agricultural Society is committed to Agriculture, Education and Entertainment”
Cancellation Notice for 2020 Rockton World’s Fair
For many people Rockton World’s Fair is an integral part of autumn: sitting next to folks at the Demolition Derby, entering a picture-perfect photo, growing a garden of top notch veggies, training a stubborn 4H calf, sprucing up a midway ride, purchasing materials for a concession, planning exhibits and entertainment, cozying up in a warm sweater in the fall breeze, enjoying a bacon burger and yummy Fair food and gathering with family and friends. Since the Fair ended last fall, the Rockton Ag. Society has had plans in the works so that those very traditions would continue in 2020.
However, the novel coronavirus has sidetracked our efforts. No one could have imagined that the Board of Directors would be forced to consider the potential cancelling of the 2020 Fair altogether. However, here we are.
The physical, mental, and financial health of the folks who support our Fair –members, exhibitors, midway personnel, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, staff, Fair-goers etc. – is our first concern. Weighing all the available evidence that large gatherings such as our Fair, is not allowed in the foreseeable future, we have opted to cancel the 2020 Rockton World’s Fair.
This is one moment in time for all of us, but in no way will this setback keep us from looking to the 2021 Fair. We will have lots of work to do to meet criteria of protecting our visitors as well as keeping our own tradition of excellence in the forefront. We have met challenges of the past 167 Rockton Fairs with ingenuity, tenacity, and action.
We will return in 2021 with renewed energy, smarter, stronger, more innovative, and with our favorite thanksgiving tradition, The Rockton World’s Fair.
Thank you for your support,
The 2020 Board of Directors
Do you want to enter a competition at our Fair? We have a wide variety of classes and competitions! Check them out and enter online!
While we might not be able to see you this Fall at our Fair, we would still love your support! Participate in this Online National Progressive 50/50 Raffle and help your local fair while also having a chance to win cash weekly!
Even though we will not have a 2020 Fair, we will be running various “Pop Up Competitions”. Get your entries ready and keep an eye out for more upcoming pop up competitions.