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The fair goes on

Johnson County Fair, although scaled back, still lets 4-H kids showcase their hard work
Sylvia Havlicek, Georgia Havlicek, (unknown) and Julia Steinbrech team up to put the final cosmetic touches on an animal shortly before market beef judging Wednesday, July 29, during the Johnson County Fair. The girls are members of the Graham Champions 4-H Club (Solon-West Branch).

IOWA CITY– While the continuing COVID-19 crisis has cancelled many traditional summer activities this year, one tradition continued, albeit with virus-related modifications.
The Johnson County Fair, with the theme of “Red White & Blue This Fair’s for You!” was held over a longer than usual period of time, with some events starting on Tuesday, July 14, and the final events taking place on Friday, July 31, due to social distancing and sanitation considerations. The fair typically has 52 different events along with numerous vendors, displays and other attractions. However, due to the virus, only 21 face-to-face events were held with a dozen other events conducted virtually (online), and 20 events cancelled. In addition, the fair was closed to the public with pre-registration and wristbands required for participants.