Ag society cancels 2021 Petrolia Fair

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This year's edition of the Petrolia Enniskillen Fall Fair has been cancelled because of the uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions.

It will be another year without the Petrolia Enniskillen Fall Fair.

The president of the Petrolia Enniskillen Agricultural Society, Demi Krall, made the announcement via social media this morning.

“I am sad to say that our 2021 Fall Fair is cancelled.”

While vaccines are now starting to make an impact in Ontario, there is still a lot of uncertainty for community groups planning large events – uncertainty over how many people will be able to gather in one spot or what the COVID-19 protocols might be.

“I’m sure you probably already saw this coming but as I said last year we have to follow government rules and more importantly we have to do what’s best for the health and safety of our community and volunteers,” she says.

“To put it simply, this sucks!”

Petrolia is the second Central Lambton fair to announce it won’t run this year because of the pandemic. Plympton-Wyoming has already said it won’t be hosting an event this year.