Coronavirus: 2020 Shelby County Fair latest fair cancelled due to virus concerns

Coronavirus: 2020 Shelby County Fair latest fair cancelled due to virus concerns
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SIDNEY — The Shelby County Fair has been the latest county fair in the Miami Valley to cancel events due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a message posted to Facebook late Wednesday night, the Shelby County Fair Board announced the decision to cancel this year’s fair.

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The fair board said discussions were in place to find ways for junior fair-aged exhibitors to show off projects in a modified manner with details slated to be released later.

“Decisions will be made based on considering the public safety, in coordination with the Shelby County Health Department, while maintaining fiscal responsibility,” a fair board representative said in the social media post.

The Butler County Fair was the first in the region to cancel, making an announcement Tuesday night. The Montgomery County Fair also announced the cancellation of events Wednesday.

Last week, organizers announced the 2020 Ohio State Fair was cancelled.