California State Fair Officially Cancelled

By Pacey on April 24, 2020
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Well when the Sacramento County Fair was cancelled, I had hope that the State Fair would still happen. I know it was very wishful thinking, but I was still hoping!

According to the press release:

“While we had remained hopeful the California State Fair would be able to continue our 166-year tradition of showcasing the best of California and entertaining the state’s residents and families, it’s clear the impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future and that large gatherings should be postponed at this time,” Cal Expo CEO and General Manager Rick Pickering said in a news release. “Based on the advice of health experts and the continued guidance issued by the governor, the Cal Expo Board has decided to cancel the California State Fair and Food Festival until 2021.”

The fair has been going on for quite awhile, in fact, this is the first time it’s been cancelled since World War II.

The decision was made by the Cal Expo board. The fair was originally scheduled for July 17 to August 2.

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