Thursday, May 28, 2020

2020 Wisconsin State Fair is canceled

From an e-mail sent out by the Wisconsin State Fair today, May 28, 2020:

2020 Wisconsin State Fair Canceled

Dear loyal fairgoers and friends -

The Wisconsin State Fair is so much more than just a fair, it is tradition, it is celebration, it is the showcase of everything we are so proud of in Wisconsin. This is why our hearts are heavy as we bring you this news. For the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and the broader community, the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled.

For months we have continued to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, including local, state and federal health agencies’ recommendations on preventing the spread of this disease. Several agencies continue to offer strict guidelines advising against mass gatherings, and as the largest event in the State of Wisconsin this guidance weighed heavily in this decision.

We understand the magnitude of disappointment you may be feeling. We feel it too. However, under these guidelines we could not create the welcoming, safe, educational and enjoyable experience that you have come to know and love. Safety is our number one priority, and we cannot compromise this under any circumstances, including the ones we are living with today.

We thank you for your unwavering support and will look forward to celebrating the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, August 5 – 15.

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