Fair midway operators devastated by COVID-19

Excerpt from West Carleton Online - By Jake Davies

WEST CARLETON – While the dozens of agricultural fairs that generally run between late summer and early fall, its been a tough year to say the least. For those whose businesses depend on those fairs for work, its been devastating.

The operators who provide the rides and entertainment at these fairs are an industry, and it’s an industry that has received zero revenue this fair season.

Due to COVID-19 and all, if not most, outdoor events being cancelled, many of Ontario’s fair and carnival operators have completely lost their 2020 operating season.The Canadian Association of Amusement Operators (CAAO), which represents the carnival business that provides rides, games and carnival foods to fairs, festivals and special events from coast-to-coast, is calling on the Government of Canada to preserve the cultural, heritage and economic contributions of these events. Read More…