The Board of Directors of the Warren County Fair are planning to have a full-blown fair this year.

COVID-19 caused the cancellation of last year's fair which would have been its 90th anniversary.  This year, the board has already signed contracts with the live entertainment. The headliners will be announced later this month.  

It also will continue a contract with the company that supplies the amusement rides. Dave Wilcox, Board President, says planning for such a big event must be done early and that includes the signing of contracts.  For that reason, he says, the board decided to go all-in.  

"There's a fee for canceling contracts.  Many thousands of dollars.  So it's cautiously optimistic but we're planning for a full fair.  Hopefully, restrictions will be relaxed enough by the first of August that we can put on a big crowd,” he said.

The board estimates that it would lose at least a quarter of a million dollars from its budget if it had to hold a trimmed down version of the fair.