Charles City, Iowa – Despite the Floyd County Fairgrounds losing half of their buildings to Memorial Day’s EF1 tornado, fair board President Amy Staudt told North Iowa News the show will go on.
At a fair board meeting Sunday night, members discussed plans to ensure the fair’s activities wouldn’t be hindered despite losing vital structures.
Staudt says the twister totaled four buildings including one where it hosted the chicken and rabbit exhibits.
The sheep and goat barns along with the livestock arena were unharmed according to Staudt.
The arena isn’t a total loss, but the damage it sustained must be surveyed by a engineer before anyone is able to use it.
Excavation on the debris begins today after a week-long volunteer effort to clean up the destruction.
Staudt added there will be an August meeting where board members will discuss long-term reconstruction ideas.
Parts of the fairgrounds remain untouched like the race track where Figure 8 races will begin Friday night.