Cornell Cooperative Extension’s board of directors submits plan for county approval
On Monday, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County’s (CCE) board of directors voted to move forward with planning and execution of the 2021 Niagara County Fair. A detailed safety plan has been submitted to Niagara County officials for approval.
This year’s Niagara County Fair is scheduled for Aug. 4-8 in Lockport. Under the current safety plan, attendees can expect midway rides and games, live music, ground acts, 4-H shows and exhibits – plus their favorite fair foods.
“In light of recent guidance from the state, we are confident that the fair will be returning this summer,” CCE Executive Director Justin Rogers said. “While some COVID-19 modifications will be necessary, we anticipate that fairgoers will be able to safely enjoy all elements of the Niagara County Fair experience.”
Rogers and the event committee will be working closely with Niagara County officials to have a safety plan vetted and approved. Once approved, the proposal will be submitted to the New York State Department of Health for further consideration.
“I’m excited to see the fair come back and looking forward to partnering with CCE to make this event fun, successful and safe for Niagara County residents,” said Legislator Mike Hill, a member of the CCE board. “Our County Health Department is working closely with fair organizers to help make sure all guidelines are met.”
Fairgoers should expect changes to the event that include a daily maximum capacity limit, one directional traffic flow inside buildings, ticketing, health screening, and increased sanitation and cleaning procedures. Specifics on these changes will be announced at a later date.
To learn more about CCE, visit www.cceniagaracounty.org.