Yet Another Local Fair Canceled Because of COVID-19
Even though the curve has flattened during the coronavirus pandemic, it's still not stopping local events from being canceled. Recently we learned that the Afton Fair and the Conklin Fair were canceled for this year.
The latest to join the list is the Broome County Fair. Even though it doesn't begin for nearly two months, it's won't be happening because of COVID-19. The 146th Annual Broome County Fair in Whitney Point was scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th to Sunday, August 2nd.
On Monday, June 1st, they announced that it's been called off for 2020. Broome County Fair Board Secretary, Jonah Reardon announced that because of the current restrictions on public gatherings in New York along with the uncertainty as to when events like county and agricultural fairs will be permitted.
You can see the rest that Readon had to say here.
The sad part for me is that the 4-H kids put in such hard work to get ready for the fair. They can't wait to show off their animals and for some, there is no next year to show off their animals.
Hopefully, the Broome County Agricultural Society will be able to find a way for the kids to display their work sometime and somewhere this summer. It's also frustrating that when the restrictions are lifted, that there are fewer events to look forward to like the fairs, DICK'S Sporting Goods Open, and live concerts.
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[via Broome County Fair]