Galena Country Fair, scheduled for October 10-11, 2020, has been cancelled due to future uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic. The annual event, held on Columbus Day Weekend in Galena's Grant Park, draws more than 10,000 visitors, features more than 150 vendors, and relies on the assistance of hundreds of volunteers from the communities of Jo Daviess County.
After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Galena Country Fair. While we are disappointed to share this decision, we feel it was one made for the common good, as well as the future well-being of the fair. The safety and health of our artists, volunteers, fair attendees, and the citizens of Jo Daviess County are of utmost importance to us.
For fairgoers interested in shopping the vendors or finding a special holiday gift, an expanded vendor list will be posted on the event's website closer to the fair's original date. To get a notice when the virtual fair is live, follow the fair at facebook.com/galenacountryfair or join the fair's email list at galenacountryfair.com/email.
Galena Country Fair's all-volunteer committee has already begun directing their efforts towards the 2021 event, which is scheduled for October 9-10, 2021. We thank everyone for their understanding during this unique time and look forward to the future when Galena Country Fair returns to Galena's historic Grant Park.