lyon county fair

There was a long line to get on the ferris-wheel just minutes after the carnival opened in 2019.

The Emporia Gazette

The Lyon County Fair Board has confirmed that, should the 2020 Lyon County Fair be able to proceed, the carnival will not be a part of this year’s activities.

“I can confirm the carnival is canceled,” Jeremiah Corpening told The Emporia Gazette Friday. “As far as what the fair might look like, we do not [know] as of yet any details, and are still working on how we can do so.”

The fair’s ability to proceed has been in question since the novel coronavirus pandemic first appeared in Kansas in March. The county’s current public health order restricts gatherings of more than 45 people. It also prohibits fairs, festivals, carnivals and parades.

The health order expires Thursday and Lyon County Commissioners are expected to issue a new health order at that time — though details on what that order will look like have not been released.

The Lyon County Fair is currently scheduled for Aug. 6-15. The board will make a final decision after the next health order is issued.

It is not the only area fair that has experienced some changes due to COVID-19. The Chase County Fair Board announced Wednesday that the 100th annual Chase County Fair had been postponed.

“The Chase County Fair Board has made the difficult decision to postpone our 100th Chase County Fair,” the board said in a Facebook post. “Instead, we are planning for the 99.5 Chase County Fair, ‘A Non-Traditional Fair Due to Covid-19.’ The health and safety of all attendees and volunteers continue to be a top priority, and we are taking into consideration the expected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The board has canceled all open class exhibits for the 2020 fair and will instead allow 4-H entries to be judged. Spectators will be discouraged from attending. Details can be found at www.facebook.com/ChaseCountyKSFair.

“Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask while at the fairgrounds,” they said. “There will be no displaying of projects for the public this year. Watch the Chase County Fair Facebook page between July 26 and July 31 for a virtual display of projects. All events, including the fashion revue, carnival, 4-H Olympics, fun night, and livestock sale, are cancelled this year.”

The Greenwood County 4-H Foundation Board has also adjusted its plans for the 2020 Greenwood County Fair. The fair, scheduled to take place July 24 - 27 in Eureka, will see the cancelation of open class exhibits, the health fair and the 4-H dog and rabbit shows. Visitors are “encouraged” to wear masks and use hand sanitizer often. Further details can be found at www.facebook.com/greenwoodcoksfair.

“We appreciate the community’s support and understanding as we work through the details of how the 2020 Greenwood County Fair will be held this year due to COVID-19,” the board announced on Facebook Wednesday. “Our main goal is to continue to keep our community safe, while keeping our county fair as normal as possible. For spectators who do not feel comfortable attending the fair, please follow our Facebook page to see all the fun fair activities! We will be streaming the livestock shows and uploading pictures of all exhibits.”

(31) comments

Gary Lukert

Question: Did Black Lives Matter to Robert E. Lee, to Plantation Owners?

Other, than for the work they did? No, you can't say "all lives matter!"

BigRed

Gary, black lives mattered no more to Robert E. Lee and the other plantation owners any more than their other livestock mattered to them. And please don't forget that Robert E Lee and the other plantation owners were DEMOCRATS!

Elrod

Me. Lukert, the very hatred you accuse Trump of being, is exactly what are you do when you wish Republicans would catch the virus and die. How does that make you any better than him? You just sound like a hateful old man.

Now I hope all of you have a wonderful fourth, and safe one.

I would like to invite you all to google Lee Greenwood’s song God bless the USA.

Gary Lukert

Well, So What? I am on the side of Truth and Decency, you, Trump and his Followers are not! Now, Trump says 99 per cent of the Virus is harmless. But,there is NO proof. No one...even his people, back him up. He did NOT condemn the policeman's deliberate choking death of that black man. No, TRUMP DID NOT Condemn it. Instead, he very shortly said the man was a bad man (no,those aren't the words, but, that's what he meant. And, for No Reason, he has ripped an honorable Veteran...John McCain, who is dead. McCain served his country. Trump broke the law with a phony lifetime deferment (when there was a draft), that his Daddy got for him, paying off a Doctor! Trump is a horrible, horrible person. And, you are, too!

Gary Lukert

God Bless the USA sucks! Lee Greenwood is a total nothing! Has no substance!

Gary Lukert

Hey, you know what...whether I am better than him is not the issue. Trump is a Liar, a Crook, very, very Evil. Mean. He professes love for ROBERT E LEE, an owner and brutally beater of black people, ripping their backs open...and then pouring in brine! He is also a Traitor. Took up arms against his country, the United States!

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Alfred

Mr. Luckert, you should watch Larry Elders movie Uncle Tom. Very enlightening.

cropduster1

Oh well. Nice cop out. Stay safe till the next time.

Aim_High

Cop out, lol... my comment "Stop making this political... and check out this conservative website" is obviously sarcasm, lol.

My other comment "I can totally understand the no shirt, no shoes, no service, but expecting me to wear a mask while inside a store during a pandemic just goes TOO FAR. I know my rights!" is also sarcasm, but I can see how a certain type of person could take it seriously... Oh well. It's been fun stirring your pot!

Gary Lukert

Your post isn't clear. Any business has the right to regular what is to be worn, not worn in a business. Also, they can refuse to let people "pee" just anywhere.

Gary Lukert

What's the "cop out?"

cropduster1

Aim I think you got caught straddling a barb wire fence. Earlier today you posted, stop making this political etc. Then I understand the no shirt no shoes but wearing a mask in a store goes to far. I know my rights. Which is it? Wear one of not. Or are just on here stirring the pot like me.

Aim_High

I'm clearly one one side of the fence, the sarcasm just went over your head.

cropduster1

And maybe I assumed to much but you did say blame a conservative Republican when we have to home school again. Is that not political

Gary Lukert

Keep in Mind, yes, positions can be BOTH Political and True, Correct, Right, Decent! Opposition to Slavery, I am sure, was criticized as Political...BUT, WAS ALSO, RIGHT, DECENT, CORRECT.

cropduster1

Aim you are assuming an awful lot. I never said that I wasn't going to wear a mask I merely asked why it would automatically make me a a remember of a certain political group. You immediately presumed that I listen or prescribe to certain political leanings. I pointed out on a post yesterday that this disease isn't a part of any particular party and for the life of me cannot figure out why a person can't have an opinion without being characterized as being a member of either the Republican or Democrat party. Both of which can have either conservative or liberal veiws.

Aim_High

Your question was "why is it a political decision if I chose not to wear a mask" and I answered it. If your choice to wear a mask is based on what a politician or political group tells you, it's a political choice. As for your statement "I never said that I wasn't going to wear a mask" that is how an 8 year old argues. Assuming a guy arguing with someone encouraging mask use might not plan to wear a mask is "assuming an awful lot"? Lol okay.

I also never said not wearing a mask automatically makes you a a remember of any certain political group.. I said a large number of people who happen to be from the same party are anti-mask. That group is conservative republicans... of course there are exceptions, which is why I don't use words like "every" or "all".

Gary Lukert

Well the Medical Doctors working for Trump say, WEAR A MASK. And, Dr. Fauci is not in perfect alignment with Trump, Doctors everywhere say WEAR A MASK. In Florida, people aren't wearing masks and not paying any attention to social distancing...and Florida's Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing daily, as are deaths from the Virus. Yes, I guess, people have choice to get Virus...and Die, if they want. For the people who don't wear masks and get the Virus, I couldn't care less if they die---the world is better off with such stupid people. Question, back in the days of the Military Draft...up to the early 1970s, when the government said you were drafted and had to enter the service, and, they didn't want to go, why were they then prosecuted and sent to jail. After, all that went against their Freedom of Choice. I am 80 and recall those days vividly. Republicans and Conservatives in those days did NOT believe anyone could refuse. Now, they have a 180 degree turn. That is called hypocrisy! And, Conservatives are the greatest in the world at hypocrisy! Southern Conservatives MURDERED black people for just trying to vote!

Gary Lukert

I do know "die hard" republicans WEAR MASKS! I guess, in this instance, they value their health and life over any politician or political view.

bubbadleroy

God will take care of it.

Aim_High

tHougHtS aNd pRaYErS

Gary Lukert

Well, God hasn't done it in the 400 years of America...since the first settlers arrived in 1609 ---that's 411 years. If the people who profess God the most, would do what God wants done, Racism would be a longtime sad memory.

Aim_High

"First settlers" is offensive to Native Americans. Please use the term "second settlers."

Gary Lukert

To clarify, I should have said the people from the Mayflower....I assume your "2nd settlers"/"1st settlers" is merely cynical. You knew whom I meant.

cropduster1

Aim I am also starting to wonder if you aren't Lukert with a diferent sign.

Gary Lukert

What you know with Lukert...is he is an Author of Truth! Conservatives hate decency.

cropduster1

Aim explain to me why it is a political decision if I chose not to wear a mask.

Aim_High

When did I say your decision to not wear a mask is political? I haven't seen you posting extreme right websites as evidence suggesting masks offer zero protection... That said only one party is being vocal about not wanting to wear a mask, and if you don't wear one based on what people from your party tell you, I'd call that choice a political one. The vast majority of medical experts who actually currently work in the medical field suggest wearing a mask. Countries that wear masks have lower infection rates. "Community-wide mask wearing may contribute to the control of COVID-19 by reducing the amount of emission of infected saliva and respiratory droplets from individuals with subclinical or mild COVID-19." Moreover, wearing a cloth mask with less filtration efficiency may still be better than no mask at all in communities of high transmission.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7177146/

But hey it's your right to believe Hannity or Tucker Carlson or whoever instead and go on claiming masks do absolutely nothing if telling lies is your thing. Also Lukerts second account is "Justice" or something. And at least he uses his REAL NAME!

Gary Lukert

Because you kiss up to Trump. Keen in Mind, Fidel Castro had the masses on his side in the late 1950s. Then, when he and his people took over Cuba, he took away their guns and "put them in prison" (THEY COULDN'T LEAVE CUBA.) They were jailed and killed when caught when they tried. TRUMP WILL (WOULD) DO THE SAME thing! Hitler had millions of German's cheering him on. Mad Men do develop a Deadly Following. The Rev Jim Jones, 40 years ago...was another. Trump is an advocate of Jim Jones! He does have lots of conservatives and republicans drinking gobs of his COOL AID!

Aim_High

Smart move given the amount of people whose political views require them to be anti-mask. Stock up on toilet paper, as you will need extra since the kids won't be using the schools toilets this upcoming school year. Thank a conservative republican as you begin to make all the homeschooling preparations for the upcoming stay at home orders. Better go get that last minute haircut, too!

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