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Butte County Fair board members announce cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns

The Butte County Fair is the most recent to announce its cancellation due to coronavirus concerns.

Posted: May 21, 2020 9:02 AM
Updated: May 21, 2020 11:20 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte County Fair is the most recent to announce its cancellation due to coronavirus concerns.

The Board of Directors of Butte County Fair met on Tuesday, May 19, and passed a resolution to cancel the 2020 Butte County Fair. The Fair Board members said this decision was made after careful consideration of many factors including guidelines and recommendations from both the governors and County offices.

While the fairgrounds have been closed to the public since the beginning of stay-at-home orders in March, the board held off making a decision about the annual County Fair as long as possible, according to board members.

"Canceling the Fair was a difficult decision,” said Amy Jernigan, Chairperson of the Board. “Attending and exhibiting at the Fair has been a tradition in our community for generations. I feel especially bad that we can't provide the fair experience for junior exhibitors this year, but we know our decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community at large."

In a separate action, the Board of Directors said the staff was directed to investigate opportunities for an online auction for the steers that have already been entered.

The fair was originally set for August 22 through the 25, before the cancellation. 

The Butte County Fair said further questions can be sent to clerkoftheboard@buttecountyfair.org

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