Fairs across the country are re-inventing and re-imagining their mass gathering summer plans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is the first augmented reality county fair in the world, so we’re really excited about it.” “I tried everything I could. I kept thinking surely we’re not going to have to change our plans. Surely, this is all going to blow over. I think everybody was hoping for this.” Kasey Kelly, Midland Co. Fair executive director.
Midland County does not have its own fairgrounds, so the infrastructure for a drive-thru fair is not possible. The answer the county came up with was augmented reality (AR). “You’re going to see a lot of the same rustic type things, you’re going to see some farm animals, you’re going to see lassos and fun things that you can do.” “This is the first augmented reality county fair in the world, so we’re really excited about it.” – Kasey Kelly, Midland Co. Fair executive director.
People who want to experience the Midland County can experience it through your screen on August 29, 2020.