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New date, new ride company as Shelby County Fair preps for 2021 run

A fish fry here.  A festival there.  Many of the events we've become accustomed to over the years are dotting the upcoming calendar as Covid restrictions are scaled back.


After a year off due to the pandemic Shelby County Fair Board President Jeff Pruitt says they’re getting ready for 2021.



And with the fair moving off the July 4th week Pruitt said finding the ride company was critical.



He says moving off the 4th of July reduces holiday conflicts.  Now, we’ll just have to see exactly how it works out.



Pruitt notes it’s an exciting time for the fairgrounds for another reason.  Indiana Grand’s recent announcement of a major grant will lead to important improvements.



Pruitt says he knows some vendors may be lost with the change on the schedule but it will also open the door to others who haven’t been able to come to Shelby County over the 4th of July.