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Northwest Montana Fair shooting for original date

Northwest Montana Fair.
Posted at 4:08 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 20:23:53-04

Northwest Montana fair officials proceed with plans for the Northwest Montana far in August.

Flathead County Fairgrounds manager Mark Campbell told MTN that while other counties are cancelling their fairs due to the coronavirus, it's a responsibility for the Northwest Montana fair to continue on.

He explained that the fair is the best way for fair participants and its community to show off all the hard work they've done to prepare.

Campbell wants this to be something locals can look forward to.

However, he says the fairgrounds have worked closely with the county's health department to implement extra safety measures.

"We have put two seat spacers between family groups and are selling in groups of two, three or four tickets for family members and are placing two seat distances between them and the next group," said Campbell. "Also our general admission's seating has been reduced by twenty five percent to prevent people from sitting right next to each other."

Campbell points towards the first ten days in July as a critical time.

He says that will be when the fair decides if any changes need to be made.