2020 Linn County Grandstand Events have been Canceled

While plans are underway for the 2020 Linn County Fair & Rodeo, the fair board has made the difficult decision to make adjustments to the schedule due to the COVID-19 environment that has impacted so many events already this year.

The first priority is the health and safety of fair participants and attendees. While the state is currently in a phased reopening plan, there is continued concern for large crowd gatherings throughout the summer and possibly longer. With this in mind and with input from our county officials, the Linn County fair board has made the decision to not move forward with the nightly grandstand events. This includes Demolition Derbies, Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull and the PRCA Rodeos as these events would bring a high concentration of people from not only the local area, but surrounding communities and out-of-state.

At this time, plans are to have the annual Linn County Fair, however, it will look different than in years past. The fair board will work closely with Kansas State University research and extension, local 4-H/FFA agents and county officials as plans are made for 4-H/FFA and extension activities.

Future plans include celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Linn County Fair & Rodeo in 2021. Changes brought on by the current COVID-19 environment are certainly not ones that could have been anticipated and hope are never repeated. The Linn County Fair website is currently being revised, look for future updates on Facebook or www.linncountyfair.org

The Linn County Fair takes place in Mound City, KS each year in early August. It’s everything you would expect from a large county fair including a rodeo, truck & tractor pull and demolition derby to 4-H activities and livestock competitions to name a few. Overall fair attendance continues to grow a…