It is with deep regret that the Erin Agricultural Society (EAS) announces the postponement of the 170th edition of the Erin Fair, until Thanksgiving Weekend, October 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11th, 2021.
The Erin Fair has survived the Spanish Flu, two World Wars and the Great Depression, but due to the COVID 19 pandemic, there will not be an Erin Fair in 2020. Relying on the advice and direction of the provincial and municipal governments, the EAS’s Board of Directors, voted to postpone the event until 2021. We have a shared responsibility in protecting public safety during this unprecedented health crisis and to safeguard the health of our volunteers, visitors, vendors, and exhibitors.
The Erin Fair attracts up to 30,000 visitors to our fairgrounds annually, which presents the EAS with a huge challenge, considering physical distancing directives, that will most likely remain, in some form, for the foreseeable future. The Erin Fair is put on by over 300 volunteers, many of whom are seniors and are considered in the at-risk population for the virus – making it even more difficult for the EAS to organize a fair in 2020.
Since 1850 we have overcome many obstacles and challenges. We will overcome this pandemic as well. Our dedicated volunteers are passionate about promoting agriculture in our community and we plan to continue those efforts in a safe and healthy manner in the future.
To our friends, vendors, partners, entertainers, exhibitors, and guests, thank you for making the 2019 Erin Fair the most successful to date. We hope that you and your family will join us again in 2021. Until then, we will miss you. Please stay safe and healthy.
Rod Perry, President
The Erin Agricultural Society