COVID-19 Guidelines

The following COVID-19 social distancing and safety practices reflect requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health and University of Illinois Extension event guidelines. These mitigation protocols also may be modified to reflect any requirements of the local public health department based on local conditions at the time of the event. Refusal to follow these guidelines, or harassment of any show volunteer, Fair Association member or University of Illinois Extension staff member will result in removal from the show and forfeiture of all premiums.
  1. During project judging and livestock shows, and in all judging areas and show rings, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals and youth 11 and under. This is on the honor system. Masks are not required in other areas or during other events at the fair.
  2. Handwashing and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue.
  3. Anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous seven days is asked to stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath.