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Ohio State Fair Is Canceled

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The state Expositions Commission made the announcement today, expressing concern for public health as well as the financial feasibility of a fair with social distancing rules in effect that would reduce capacity.

The fair had been scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 9 in Columbus.

Last year, 934,925 people attended the Ohio State Fair during its 12-day run. These attendees came from each of Ohio’s 88 counties, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and Mexico.

The Ohio Expositions Commission is focused on developing a strategy to responsibly reopen its year-round facilities when appropriate, and to welcome guests back for the 2021 Ohio State Fair, scheduled for July 28 through Aug. 8 of next year.

Meanwhile, no announcement has yet been made on the fate of the Canfield Fair, said Bev Fisher, fair manager. The Canfield Fair is scheduled for Sept. 2-7.

Posted May 21, 2020.

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