2020 Washington State Fair canceled due to the coronavirus

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — The 2020 Washington State Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fair CEO Kent Hojem said in a video on the event’s website the decision to cancel the September event was made after thoughtful consideration. He says at its core a fair is a people-gathering event, which runs contrary to the challenges of containing the pandemic. He says it was a decision made in what officials feel are the best interests of the health and safety of guests, employees and exhibitors.