Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Reopening Effective July 1, 2020 the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter will be reopening for business and events. This decision was made on June 10, 2020 during the GNFA monthly board meeting in Perry. Ga.
Events scheduled beginning July 1st will be allowed to conduct business with new guidelines and recommendations put in place by the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter as directed by the State of Georgia and CDC.
During the monthly board meeting at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Authority Members met to discuss the topic of reopening for business, effective July 1st. It was unanimous among all GNFA authority board members. New guidelines were established that will serve as operational standards and required protocol when attending or participating in any GNFA event. Much like CDC guidelines, some of the new suggestions will include: social distancing when at an event, wearing a mask when in a public gathering or at an event; as well as keeping personal hygiene top priority while washing and sanitizing hands regularly. The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter will provide sanitizing stations throughout arenas and barns.
Restrooms will be cleaned, sanitized and stocked with antibacterial hand soap frequently throughout each day. In addition, individuals who have felt sick or experienced COVID-19 systems in the last 24 hours prior to attending an event, will be asked to refrain from traveling to or participating in events at GNFA. Show managers will receive all guidelines prior to scheduled events and will be asked to share these with participants and families.
In addition to the July 1st reopen date, the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter is actively making plans for the 2020 Georgia National Fair. The 31st Annual Georgia National Fair will be held October 8-18, 2020 in Perry, Ga. Throughout the next several weeks, updates to guidelines will be released and made available for families to plan accordingly. “As always safety is our top priority and this year’s Fair is no exception. We will be following all State of Georgia and CDC guidelines at the time of our event and will make them available to our Fairgoers well in advance so that you can be prepared upon arrival. Our Staff, Authority, and partners look forward to seeing everyone, October 8-18.” Stephen Shimp, CEO.
Throughout the next several weeks, GNFA will be updating policies and guidelines for public events and will be releasing this information via social media and gnfa.com.