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Opening Safely with COVID

COVID SAFTEY PLAN

COVID SAFETY PLAN

We understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for our guests, volunteers, midway operator, vendors, entertainers, and staff. The Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Fair believes we can open responsibly, taking additional measures and actions, following guidelines and approved protocols in our reopening plan submitted to Osceola County Health.

Safety measures will be enforced and include mandatory mask wearing by everyone, safety protocols for all vendors, and a revamped site layout to accommodate more distancing.

ALL guests will be REQUIRED to wear masks as per Osceola County Health requirements at all times when not eating or drinking. We are enforcing the county requirement of No mask, No entry.

  • We encourage everyone to use our online ticket purchase link for both the Gold Season Pass and the single day Easy Pass, good for any day of the fair. You can avoid the lines as well as the ticket booth all together making it a touchless process .Ticket scanners as well as those at the purchase booths will be wearing masks and gloves, and shields will be up between our staff and you.
  • Seating capacity for our stages and grounds entertainment venues will be limited to accommodate physical distancing. As an example, our main entertainment stage venue will be at half capacity .We have purchased specialized equipment to sanitize seats in our main stage area between shows.
  • Animal displays such as our poultry and rabbit exhibits will have one way directional along with hand sanitizing stations at all entrances and exits.
  • All vendors, sponsors, staff members and volunteers are required to wear face masks while working. Food will be handled safety, with all concessions required to utilize gloves.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations and hand washing stations will be located throughout the Fairgrounds including at the entry, exit, buildings, midway areas, food concessions areas and restrooms.
  • Signage will be placed at the fair entrances and throughout the grounds asking guest groups to remain six feet apart and remind you about wearing the mask. We understand you cannot eat a funnel cake or other tasty fair treat with a mask on, so when not consuming food or beverage wear your mask.
  • The Osceola County Fair commits to maintaining our high standards of cleanliness and all high-touch point surfaces like doors, railings, restrooms, and all surfaces will continuously be cleaned.
  • Our dining tent will have tables provided with social distancing in mind, and additional picnic tables will be placed near concessions accommodating social distancing. These areas will be monitored and cleaned by janitorial personnel.
  • We can do our part and we ask that you also do yours so we can open and operate responsibly.
  • Employees and volunteers will be provided with personal protective equipment as per CDC guidelines. Temperature checks will be performed at the beginning of each shift.
  • Fairgoers, volunteers and employees who have been diagnosed or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be prohibited from entering the premises.
  • All commercial vendors will be required to wear facial coverings the entire time of the event in compliance with the guidelines that are in place.
  • Anywhere there is the potential for people to stand in a line, we ask patrons to maintain safe distances from one another.
  • All rides undergo a deep cleaning and sanitizing procedure prior to opening. This process is repeated throughout the Fair. In addition, all high touch areas are sanitized between riders and at regular intervals during each days' operation.
  • Informative signage will be posted at entrances and throughout the fairgrounds to remind fairgoers to adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC.
GENERAL INFORMATION

“After being cooped up in our homes for so long during this pandemic, we think people will be ready to come outdoors to safely enjoy a variety of fair activities.” Larry Berry, General Manager added, “We want everyone to enjoy as much of a normal event as possible, taking into consideration that new safety and sanitation measures will be in place. This has to be a collaborative effort between the public and the Osceola County Fair, and we have worked closely with the Osceola County Health Department to insure we have done our part.”

On opening day, Friday, February 12th, our advertised hours will be 3:00 PM until midnight, and the following weekend hours (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will be from 12 noon. until midnight. Monday through Thursday the fair hours are from 5:00 PM until midnight. To accommodate contactless purchasing, advance single day tickets are being sold online via the fair’s website at www.osceolacountyfairr.com through February 21, 2021. This year we are offering a 10-day Gold Season Pass for only $25, which will be available through February 11, 2021.Season passes will not be sold after February 11th.Admission is free for youth 4 and younger, child admission is $5 for ages 5-11, and 12 years and above are $8 both in advance and at the gate.

Buying a ticket in advance allows for contactless admission and avoiding having to wait in line at the ticket booths. Guests with an advance ticket will show their barcode on their phone or present a printed copy of their purchase at the gate. Those purchasing a Gold Season Pass need to retain their ticket after scanning for additional use. Gold Season passes are good for one entry per day per ticket.

Student free admission on Thursday, February 18th requires a valid student Identification card for entry which is sponsored by Kissimmee Utility Authority. Friday, February 19th is also a sponsored student day with free entry from opening of the fair and until 5PM.

The Osceola County Fair reserves the right to close before advertised hours depending on weather and other circumstances. Discounts and specials are for specific days and will not be honored on any other day than those advertised. No refunds, exchanges, or rain checks on gate admission or ride tickets/armbands. All sales are final.

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