Rides cancelled at Lebanon Country Fair due to staffing issues, COVID restrictions

New London

LEBANON, Conn. (WTNH) — There will not be any rides at the Lebanon Country Fair this year.

On Aug. 2, fair directors were notified by their ride operator that they would not be coming due to staffing issues and COVID restrictions. Fair directors tried to find an alternative ride provider but have been unable to on such short notice.

Despite this, the Lebanon Country Fair is expected to go on with COVID protocols in place.

Last year’s fair was cancelled because of COVID. In its 61st year running now, they are dealing with the recent uptick in cases due to the Delta variant.

“We plan on suggesting to all our vendors that they stay masked while they’re serving. We want to make sure that everybody feels comfortable when they come in,” said Lebanon Lions Club member Richard Tanger.

This year’s fair runs from Aug. 6-8. Throughout the weekend, there will be a horse show, demolition derby, horse, oxen and pony pulls and fireworks Friday night.

Organizers say to bring a mask as they are required inside the buildings there.

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