This year’s Scarecrow Festival in Washington CH is being cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say the downtown event will be back for 2021.
This year's edition had been scheduled for September 18th-20th.
The cancellation joins a growing list of fairs and festivals that are cancelling for this summer and fall. Recently, the Hillsboro Festival of The Bells pulled the plug on their 2020 event and county fairs in Butler and Montgomery counties have cancelled for this summer. The Ohio State Fair announced last week they were cancelling for 2020.
Governor DeWine says decisions about county & independent fairs should be made locally because each county and independent fair is unique and has different challenges.
Conditions may change over the summer, but all fair boards are to comply with all of the Ohio Department of Health orders in place and the guidelines for other sectors that would also apply to fairs, like for food service and rides.
Thus far, no word on county fairs in Fayette, Highland, Ross or Pickaway counties.