Did you consider modifying the fair (limiting attendance, distance guidelines, masks, temp checks, postponing to later dates)
Unfortunately, we can’t be certain what recommendations will look like in August. For 90 years, our Fair has built a reputation of providing top-notch entertainment, and we didn’t want to provide an experience that didn’t live up to our fairgoers’ expectations.
Will I still be able to show my livestock?
We are looking into options to still have a show and auction. Exactly what the show/auction look like remains to be seen. We are considering virtual options, among other things. If you tagged an animal, you will be contacted with details. For exhibitors that already completed online registration and payment, refunds will be processed if no show is able to be held.
What if I already bought my tickets?
All tickets purchased online through the Fair’s ticketing partner (e-tix), will be automatically refunded to the card that was used for purchase. The refund should be credited to your account by June 22. Fairgoers that purchased a certificate for tickets at the Chamber Office or purchased/won a certificate at a charity event will be able to redeem the certificate for the 2021 Fair. Certificates may be redeemed beginning June 25, 2021 at the Chamber Office.
Will there still be a Fair Parade?
At this time there are no plans for a parade. Participants that already registered for the parade will have entry fees returned.
Will there still be a Fair Run-Walk?
We are exploring options to safely hold a Run-Walk. Details will be published at www.washmofair.com as soon as they are available.
Are Chamber Events & Activities still proceeding as planned?
Chamber Events are still happening, though some adaptations are being made. These events are on a much smaller scale than the Fair, and can be held while observing social distancing guidelines.
The Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vendors are spaced in every-other parking space under the market pavilion (317 W Main Street) and in the adjacent Main & Elm parking lot.
Music at the Market events are being held the following Thursdays: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8. Drinks and Picnic tables are being spread into Main Street and the Main & Elm parking lot to provide space for attendees to observe social distancing.
Chamber Golf Tourney is scheduled for Friday, June 12, following all recommendations in place at Wolf Hollow Golf Club.
Cajun Festival will be held Friday, June 26 at the Farmers’ Market. Picnic tables are being spread into Main Street and the Main & Elm parking lot to provide space for attendees to observe social distancing.
Is the Chamber still operating as usual?
Absolutely! The Chamber exists to strengthen our local economic climate, support our member businesses, and enhance the region’s quality of life. We still have events, member outreach, and community promotion, despite the fair being canceled. At the same time, we want to be responsible with our finances in a year with reduced revenue, so office hours have been reduced to Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.