According to the Polk County Fair and Rodeo Association, this year’s county fair has been canceled due to restrictions in place in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“We have been notified by the State Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Department of Health, that carnivals will not be approved this year for fairs. Unfortunately, that means that our county fair will be canceled with the exception of the Junior Livestock Show/Sale. We will be working diligently to set up alternate Livestock Show plans for all of our Junior Exhibitors so their hard work and dedication is still showcased for Polk County. The schedule for the livestock shows will be posted the first part of next week after we have a chance to lock it down,” shared the Board.
They continued, “We hate this as much as you do - but we plan on being bigger and better next year! In the meantime, if you have any events that need a venue - our commercial building is available to rent. We still have to pay the bills until next year. Contact us here or at 479-243-6212 if you have any questions.”