Monroe County Fair Canceled, 4-H Members to Show Projects Virtually

(BLOOMINGTON) – The Monroe County Fair Board and Monroe County 4-H Board voted to have no in-person fair this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Plans are in the works for 4-H members to show their projects virtually. As plans are finalized, 4-H families will be provided with information regarding the virtual exhibition via email.

“The uncertainty around planning for large gatherings, as well as the concerns regarding proper implementation of COVID-19 safety protocols at such a large venue, also contributed to the very difficult decision to cancel this beloved community event,” according to a news release. “The Fair Board is working to contact vendors, commercial exhibitors, and other entities which had planned to participate in the 2020 fair.”

For questions regarding the fairgrounds and fair-related items, contact Tonya Clark at or 812-327-3634. Questions about the 4-H program can be directed to the Monroe County Extension Office at 812-349-2575 or