Washington County Fair Canceled Over Pandemic Concerns

The Junior Livestock Market Competition will be preserved

KDKA Radio Staff
June 12, 2020 - 9:50 am

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Washington County fair board voted Thursday night to cancel this year’s fair due to pandemic concerns.

    This decision was not made lightly but considering the Covid-19 pandemic concerns and the safety of our many stakeholders we believe it is the right decision.” said Todd Richards, Fair Board President in a statement.

    But the board also voted to preserve the Junior Livestock Market Competition.

    That is scheduled for August 15 through 22.

    Organizers say the Washington County fair is the oldest in Pennsylvania dating back to 1798.

    ‘The primary mission of the fair is to promote and advance the interest of agriculture, horticulture, homemaking subjects, arts and sciences, 4-H Clubs and FFA organizations and activities.”

    The Washington County Fair is the latest to be canceled in the region.

    Last month, the Big Butler Fair announced they were canceling for the first time since the Civil War and the Westmoreland County Fair canceled due to health concerns and a lack of clarity from state government.

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