COVID-19 – Updated Fair Info

IT’S OFFICIALLY HAPPENING! The management of the Pensacola Interstate Fair is excited to announce that we will be having our 86th annual Fair on October 22-November 1st, 2020. The Pensacola Interstate Fair has been entertaining Northwest Florida for over 85 years. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we have taken many steps to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests, whose safety and well being is our number one concern. The 2020 Fair will take on a different atmosphere because of COVID-19 in that we are under many CDC restrictions but we assure you that we will be bringing you a quality event that Pensacola will be proud of.

We are making every effort to make this a safe and enjoyable environment for our guests. We at the Pensacola Interstate Fair, in partnership with Reithoffer Shows, want everyone to come have a great time! While things may look and feel slightly different, the fun is still here and ready for you and your family! We appreciate your patience as we all work together to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to come enjoy!



As you prepare to enjoy the Fair, please rest assured knowing the following steps are being taken:

  • All amusement rides, concessions, livestock exhibits and grounds acts will still be available to fairgoers throughout the 11-day fair.
  • All indoor exhibits and entertainment acts on our Open-Air-Stage have been suspended for 2020, due to social distancing concerns and for the safety of our guests. The Livestock and Poultry programs will resume, like normal. Our Entrance/Commercial building will remain open, though social distancing has been encouraged by spacing booths out.
  • All Fair employees and workers will be health screened daily to ensure for a healthy environment for our guests. Any workers with COVID symptoms or a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home.
  • We will be encouraging social distancing throughout our Fairgrounds. Face masks will be worn by Fair employees & ride/game operators. Face masks are not required, but strongly encouraged by all our visitors.
  • Hand sanitation stations will be placed frequently throughout the Fairgrounds. Signage will be plentiful reminding everyone how they can do their part to keep each other safe (social distancing, washing hands, sanitizing, reducing contact, etc.)
  • Our Ag-Venture program has been suspended for our 2020 Fair. This includes any school field trips and volunteer opportunities affiliated with Ag-Venture.



Reithoffer Shows Safety Guidelines

  • All rides, attractions and concessions will be disinfected with a long-lasting germicidal spray, KOC-86.
  • All lap bars, seats and latches will be wiped down and cleaned throughout the day.
  • Queue lines for rides will be marked off at 6′ intervals to allow for social distancing.
  • All ride operators and concession employees will have their temperature taken before shift.
    Anyone with a temp of 100.4 and above will be sent home or to a medical facility for further evaluation if necessary.
  • All ride operators will be provided and required to wear a face mask.
  • Multiple hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the midway.
  • All concession employees will be required to wear a face mask.
  • All concessions will wipe down and sanitize counters and touch points throughout the day.
  • All food concessions will provide a hand sanitizing station available to the guests.
  • If possible, a wider midway may be implemented to allow for social distancing.
  • Reithoffer Shows will work closely with the Fair to provide a safe environment for all our guests.


Reithoffer Shows Safety Video