2020 Lincoln County Fair gets cancelled over safety concernsSubmitted: 06/02/2020
2020 Lincoln County Fair gets cancelled over safety concerns
Maya Reese
Maya Reese
Reporter/Digital Content Director

LINCOLN COUNTY - The Lincoln County Fair Board announced the decision to cancel the 2020 Lincoln County Fair.

In a press release Tuesday, organizers said there was a concern for the safety and health of the community.

"We ​know ​CO​VID​-​19 ​has ​impacted ​many ​events​, ​gatherings​, ​and ​special ​moments ​across ​our county​, ​and ​we ​understand ​that ​the ​cancellation ​of ​our ​Fair ​will ​bring ​disappointment ​for ​those ​who participate​, ​exhibit​, ​support, ​and ​attend ​all the other venues​," the release said. "​However​, ​the ​safety ​of ​all ​those ​who ​are involved ​with ​our ​Fair ​is ​our ​highest ​priority​. ​The ​future ​of social ​gatherings ​and ​safety ​guidelines ​are constantly ​changing​, ​and ​we, ​as ​a ​united front​, ​believe ​this ​action ​is ​the ​best ​way ​to ​ensure the ​safety ​of ​our fairgoers ​and ​fair ​families​."

The Fair Board also said they recognize that COVID-19 has left an economic impact on the community. 

"Many of our sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and community members are experiencing financial hardship due to the current situation," the press release said. We felt it was unfair to ask our community to financially support and participate during these unfamiliar times."

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