By Karolyn Gephart
The Brazoria County Fair Association has announced it will not hold a traditional fair this year due to COVID.
A modified plan will be announced once fair officials have determined how to accommodate youth exhibitors.
“This year, out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 concerns, our Officer Team and Staff have been in close communication with our County Officials. Collectively, we have determined that a traditional fair will not be a viable option this year,” BCFA President Darrel Bagley said.
The Brazoria County Fair Association’s purpose is to provide opportunities for Brazoria County Youth to gain educational experiences through exhibition of livestock, art, science, rodeo, and other youth related projects. These experiences provide an opportunity for youth to gain financial support for higher education through the sales of these projects and through the BCFA Scholarship program.
BCFA plans on upholding their duty and mission and officials are jointly working on a modified plan to assist the youth exhibitors with their investments, according to Bagley.
Memories: Remembering the Old and Creating the New was established in the spring as this year’s theme.
The community can still assist with the event. Businesses and individuals can visit the BCFA website to inquire about becoming a sponsor and/or buyer or joining a committee or buyers’ group.
“We will need everyone to pull together for the benefit of the goal: Our future leaders, the Youth of Brazoria County. The safety and well-being of all our exhibitors, members, staff, and supporters is extremely important to the Brazoria County Fair Association. We have always strived to create fun, family-oriented events, while at the same time providing a safe environment,” Bagley said.
The Modified Plan when available will be posted on the BCFA website and social media.