Many of the fairs and festivals are moving the event dates as far out in the year as they can accommodate. For larger venues, live music may come back later in the summer. Many concerts and festivals were canceled last year and traditionally they start up in the spring and run through the fall. Some have chosen to go virtual at the beginning of the season in hopes that once more of the country is immunized, they will be able to go to live shows. Smaller venues could open sooner and are easier to plan.
The fairs and festivals may be smaller, create intimate individualized food experiences by implementing staggered entry times and adhering to health regulations. Having multiple events with smaller groups will allow for reduced staffing and social distancing. Selling individual tickets to the events and capping them off will allow for organizers to exercise strict safety protocols.