HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Howard County Fair has been cancelled. The board of directors will be hosting virtual events for 4-H members and still plans to hold the youth livestock sale with numerous precautions in place.
Mickey Day, president of the Howard County Fair Board, explained on the fair’s website that board members met more often and formed committees to see if they could somehow proceed with the fair. Eventually, they realized that the event as a whole could not be safely held.
“As time passed, multiple possibilities and options were presented to the larger board on how to best to proceed. While I do not believe any of us wanted to execute our new possible plans, we could see that the virus was not going away and that we had to prepare for it,” Day wrote.
Howard County fair board members remained in