LYNDEN, Wash. — Officials with the Northwest Washington Fair announced their board voted unanimously to postpone the 2020 event to next year.
Board President Nate Kleindel said in the announcement, “We are saddened that the current circumstances have left us no alternative.” The decision was based on the recommendation of the Whatcom County Health Department according to the announcement.
“We’re still committed to achieving our mission, including agricultural education, competition, and bringing people together,” said Fair Manager Jim Baron. “What that looks like is yet to be determined.”
Fair officials say the fair has only been cancelled on 2 prior occasions. It was cancelled from 1931 through 1933, during the Great Depression, and from 1942 through 1945, while the United States was involved in World War II.
The NW Washington Fair is now scheduled for August 16th through the 21st in 2021.