Kansas State Fair the latest to be canceled due to coronavirus
For the first time in 106 years, the Kansas State Fair has been canceled.
The announcement was made Monday after a unanimous vote from the State Fair Board. The board had originally voted to hold the fair, but as vendors backed out, it became more and more financially difficult.
“In a typical year, preparing for an event the scale and scope of the State Fair is a year-round operation and a mammoth undertaking. While many of us have been able to pause some things over the past two months, we can’t hold off any longer. Supplies, food and equipment orders, travel plans, staffing and many more details all needed to be finalized now,” a statement said. “While we don’t know what September will bring, we do know that we have to make decisions based on what we know today, not what we hope the world will be like in September.”
Despite the Fair being canceled, there will still be a Special Edition 4-H/FFA and Open Class Livestock Show in September.