Manatee County Fair officials say they are taking precautions as they prepare for the start of the event

Manatee County Fair officials say they are taking precautions as they prepare for the start of the event
Manatee County Fair taking many precautions this year because of the pandemic. (Source: WWSB)

PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - The popular Manatee County Fair is now just under one week away. This year there is some concern because of the pandemic.

Fair officials say they are taking many precautions to help keep everyone safe. Those precautions include social distancing, one way directional arrows and hand sanitizing stations throughout the fairgrounds. They are strongly recommending that people wear face masks outside and they will be required inside the buildings. The fairgrounds will also be completely sanitized.

“This year’s fair is going to be extremely different compared to past years, we are excited to be able to put on the fair this year,” said Danny Alphonso, Manager of the Manatee County Fair. “We have put a lot of safety protocols in place to make this the safest fair possible and still enjoyable for our guests.”

Fair officials say there will be a lot of the same attractions but not as many as previous years. The Manatee County Fair runs from January 14th-24th at the fairgrounds in Palmetto. For more information you can log onto manateecountyfair.com.

Copyright 2021 WWSB. All rights reserved.