Fair Announces Streaming Partnership

The Hardin County Fair is excited to announce a partnership with Walton Webcasting to bring “Livestock Like You’ve Never Seen Before” from the Hardin County Fair to the world wide web. The partnership comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the fair board to restrict access to the Hardin County Fair. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Responsible RestartOhio order for County & Independent Fairs encourages the use of streaming technology.

“We realize that watching the live stream isn’t the same as being at the fair,” said Corey Ledley, Hardin County Fair board president. “However, we are thankful for the support of the CARES Act committee that will allow our community to watch the exhibitors show and engage in our fair virtually. Without them, we simply wouldn’t have the funds to do this.”

The funding for this project is being provided by the CARES act through the Hardin County Commissioner’s Office.

“Streaming the shows is an expense unforeseen by the fair board as a result of COVID-19, making it eligible for CARES Act funding,” said Commissioner Roger Crowe who sits on the CARES Act committee in the county. “This is a great use of the funds that shares the work our county’s youth put in all year long raising their projects for exhibition at the county fair.”

All livestock shows will be streamed free of charge for the community at waltonwebcasting.com.

The Junior Fair King & Queen Contest and Junior Fair Livestock Sale will be streamed live on the Hardin County Fair Facebook page.