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2020 Galena Country Fair cancelled due to pandemic concerns

GALENA, IL – 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.

Ed Bochniak, fair chairperson explains, "It saddens us to not be able to host the event this year, but our focus must be on the health and safety of our artists, volunteers, fair attendees, and the citizens of Jo Daviess County. It was a difficult decision, but one that was made for the common good, as well as the future well-being of the fair."

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 or join the fair's email list at

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.



Galena Country Fair: One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. Held annually on Columbus Day Weekend in Galena's Grant Park, the event includes food, live music, kids' games, a bakery, a wine garden, silent auction and raffle. The 2021 event is scheduled for October 9-10, 2021. For more information visit,

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