2020 State Fair of Texas canceled due to COVID-19 concerns - FOX34 Lubbock

2020 State Fair of Texas canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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DALLAS, TX -

The State Fair of Texas announced Tuesday it will not open for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

This is the eighth cancellation in the fair's 134-year history. 

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the fair made the safe and responsible decision. Dallas County has reported more than 27,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including a reported rise of more than 1,200 Monday. More than 198,000 cases have been confirmed across the state. 

"We believe the spirit of the Lone Star state lies in every Texan's ability to care and look out for their neighbor and it is with this in mind, we have decided to keep our guests, staff, and partners safe and healthy during these uncertain time," officials said in a statement. 

The fair's board of directors says the future of football games traditionally played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium will be decided by the NCAA and participating universities. 

This is the first time the fair has been canceled since World War II. It will resume Sept. 24, 2021, and run through Oct. 17, 2021.

 

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