COVID-19 Pandemic forces State Fair of Texas Board of Directors to cancel 2020 Season
Dallas, Texas — For the first time since World War II the State Fair of Texas will be closed. The State Fair of Texas announced today that there is no feasible way to put proper precautions in place while maintaining the welcoming Fair environment Texans have experienced for over a century. The decision to cancel this year’s fair was made after gathering input from fairgoers, concessionaires, commercial exhibitors, Midway operators, auto manufacturers, business partners, staff, medical experts, and government officials.
“This was an extremely tough decision. The health and safety of all involved has remained our top priority throughout the decision-making process,” said Gina Norris, board chair for the State Fair of Texas. “One of the greatest aspects of the Fair is welcoming each and every person who passes through our gates with smiles and open arms. In the current climate of COVID-19, there is no feasible way for the Fair to put proper precautions in place while maintaining the Fair environment you know and love. While we cannot predict what the COVID-19 pandemic will look like in September, the recent surge in positive cases is troubling for all of North Texas. The safest and most responsible decision we could make for all involved at this point in our 134-year history is to take a hiatus for the 2020 season.”
For full details & FAQ visit: State Fair of Texas / COVID-19 Update
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