The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds announced Tuesday morning on Facebook that the 2020 Fair has been completely cancelled.

It was just two weeks ago (June 29) that the announcement of a "scaled down" fair was still going to take place.

However, officials said today that while their plan fit with health guidelines, the increase of cases has pushed them towards cancelling.

Health leaders determined our safety plan was consistent with guidance and best practices for events such as ours. We also agreed to meet again as the fair drew closer in case there were changes in our community in COVID-related cases.

As has been widely reported, there’s been a consistent rise in COVID-19 cases in our area over the past several days.
After consulting again with the health department, our fair board and management team have determined that it is in the best interests for you, and the generations who have made so many great memories at the fairgrounds, to cancel the fair for 2020.

Fair officials ended the announcement with a promise to make 2021's Fair the best yet.

We know many of you will be disappointed. We are too. But know this - we will be working hard behind the scenes to bring you a 2021 summer event like no other. We remain committed to providing the kind of high quality, safe, and entertaining family experiences unmatched by any fair our size.

Expect more refund information to be announced in the coming days.

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