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Farmhouse Living Fair is happening thanks to a new device by Genatek Global, LLC

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The Farmhouse Living Fair is going on this weekend (Sept 11-13). Organizers of the event say they’ve been working with the Steuben County Health Department all summer to make sure that they have all the boxes checked when it comes to hosting their event. They say they received clearance by the state as well and they also say that this will be the first fair in the nation to take place at full capacity since the pandemic began.

The event is taking place at Buck Lake Ranch in Angola, IN. The owner of the ranch is Ron Weimer, he says that the plan they have put together will be used as a blueprint moving forward for a lot of venues. He says that he and the health departments were able to go back-and-forth between negotiations until they came to an agreement. That’s when they received the approval to function at full capacity.

They’re expecting over 10,000 people to attend event over the weekend. But the next question is how is that possible and why now after so many cancellations of major events in the past and currently. His answer was his partnership with Genatek Global, LLC based out of Michigan. They have a new machine called the GT1000. It’s a machine that is built as a box. An individual is able to walk through and receive different precautionary measures before entering the fair.

Here’s how it works. An individual enters the box and place their feet on the designated spots shown. One will then lean forward towards the facial recognition pad to check for proper use of masks as well as visitors' temperatures. After that, there’s a dispenser to supply hand sanitizer. The individual then walks through the box through a disinfected mist which Genatek says kills 99% of pathogens. After that, the fair-goers are good to go. The company says this GT1000 will be revolutionary.

Representatives of Genatek Global told us, "It’s not just for during the pandemic either, you think about the cold season, flu season and just germs in general." They said " this is the difference between kids in school being safer and clean. This is the difference between employee going back to work. Having that added measure precaution. And prevention"

Weimer, organizers and vendors are excited to welcome attendees to the event this weekend and believes that the GT1000 along with everyone doing their part will allow the event to be a safe success.

"We are extremely excited. We’re putting it out there that we’re upholding the precautions and we’re adding the additional Genatek Global machine and still everyone has to do their part. People are looking forward to getting out and having some fun." Weimer concluded.

For more information on the GT1000 you can visit the website 

For more information and tickets to the Farm House Living Fair you can visit

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Tony Betton Jr.

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