Summer fairs and festivals continue in Vigo County

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – As summers fairs and festivals continue in Vigo County, we spoke with organizers about the success of each event.

While the large crowds that many have come to expect at the Vigo County Fair are not present this year some of the annual events continue to move forward.

After events such as truck pulls took place the past weekend, throughout this week 4-H participants have had their turn to show their livestock.

“We’ve been keeping those a little quiet because we did have to limit it to just our 4-H families to limit exposure and to still be able to hold an in-person show,” said Sara Haag, 4-H youth development educator- Vigo County.

While the public is not allowed to attend, you can still watch the shows via a live online stream.

Kenzye Knopp has been a part of 4-H for several years and says while this event may different than she’s ever seen it, that the work to prepare remained the same.

“My dad helps me some but we have to wash them and get them ready for show, so it’s a lot of work,” Knopp said.

Over at Fairbanks Park, Summerfest 2020 also continues.

Organizers say with two days remaining they have been satisfied so far with the results of the festival.

“I’ve been pleased with the attendance and we’ve been monitoring it with our sales of tickets and wristbands. We haven’t had it overly crowded, but that was part of the plan,” said Andrew Schoendienst, GM of Luehr’s Ideal Rides.

Schoendienst says he would consider Summerfest successful.

“Overall, I believe it has been a success and I think it’s helped a lot of families maybe get used to social distancing and a little mask wearing before school kicks off here shortly,” Schoendienst said.

Summerfest wraps up this Saturday and the Vigo County 4-H livestock show will end on Friday.

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