It’s with a very heavy heart that the decision has been made, made for us not by us, to cancel Max’s Trader Days & Water Dog Races 2020.

We attempted to communicate diligently with the Allen County Public Health to reach a fair and practical way to carry on this year but were ultimately told “no” in one response with no further discussion.

Our event, by the Department of Health, is considered to be a “festival/mass gathering” and “festivals are not permitted at this time”.

We realize the negative economic impact this will have on our vendors, local business, Allen County, and the multiple nonprofit agencies that we donate to but we simply cannot carry on with threat of being shut down.

➡️ Vendors and campers: you can roll your deposits over to next year, or request a refund. Please call the office at:

Again, friends and family, we’re so sorry to be doing this. We hate to have to cancel. We tried as hard as we could. We hope to see you next year: September 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2021 at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

Stay safe and healthy. ❤️