TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Despite concerns about the coronavirus, and the governor issuing restrictions for Lee County, the Tupelo Fair will kick off Friday.
The parking lot of the BancorpSouth Arena will be the site for the fair.
The fair will take place in the parking lot of the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. Photo Date: Oct. 21, 2020
“The end goal is to put on this giant fair, this big fair and do it in the best way and in a way that works for everybody,” Coordinator Phillip Downing said.
Downing said the fair will require face coverings. Workers will place hand sanitizing stations throughout the parking lot.
He also said medics will be there in the event someone becomes ill.
With having the fair in such a large parking lot, this gives coordinators the ability to spread out rides and ensure visitors social distance.
“People will be able to come through and enjoy the experience safe, sanitized and protected.”
Workers will allow up to 3,000 visitors in the fair at a time.
Downing said employees will be able to monitor how many people enter the fair through the entrance on North Commerce Street.
The fair is scheduled for Oct. 23 to Nov. 1.