Alabama National Fair to Go On as Planned
According to officials, the Alabama National Fair will go on as planned in October.
The fair has been held for 66 consecutive years. It is put on by the Montgomery Kiwanis Club.
Many local charities depend on the fair’s proceeds for donations. Thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of food are collected for charity at the fair.
In March, the Kiwanis Club awarded $225,000 in grants to 22 non-profit groups.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, fair staff is taking extra precautions to keep patrons safe.
This year there will be no activity inside of Garrett Coliseum.
Cleaning crews will regularly disinfect restrooms and surfaces on the fairgrounds.
All people attending the fair, patrons and workers will be required to wear mask, and the coliseum staff will provide mask at the door for people without.
There will be fewer rides at the fair this year to help with social distancing.
Officials say state health orders, and the status of the coronavirus pandemic will determine if the date is pushed back.
The Alabama National Fair is from October 9th through 18th.
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