ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – The Allegan County Fair returns this September after it was canceled, a rare occurrence, amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The fair announced its return after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced crowd restrictions for outside events ends June 1. All coronavirus restrictions from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will will end July 1.

“We are planning a full fair with concerts and all activities,” a news release from the fair said.

The 2020 fair was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the event was canceled since World War II.

This year’s fair will run Sept. 10-18, the release said.

The fair opens with a performance by Jeff Dunham Sept. 10. The show was rescheduled from September 2020, and all tickets and gate admission purchased for the 2020 date will be honored.

The fair runs through Sept. 18. It will end with the Unique Motor Sports State Championship Demo Derby that Saturday, according to the fair’s website.

On Monday, the fair also announced the return of other events at the fairgrounds.

The Allegan Antique Market returns to the fairgrounds May 30, and outdoor restrictions are in place, a news release said. More markets are planned for the last Sunday of each June, July, August and September, when restrictions will have been lifted.

The Family Motor Coach Association’s Glamarama Lite RV rally returns to the Allegan County Fairgrounds June 9-12. People can register online here.

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