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Cuyahoga County Fair postponed until next year due to coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 1:02 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 13:14:48-04

BEREA, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Fair Board announced on Friday that it is postponing this year's county fair until August 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.

"Our goal now, and in the future, is for the safety and welfare of the public, employees, volunteers and thousands of participants," said fair board president Tim Fowler. "The decision has been very difficult, emotional and well thought out. The fair industry is very integrated and complex with participants assembling from throughout the country. It is a business and we must get it right. One error destroys a year of planning and preparation.”

The fair was scheduled to run from Aug. 11 to 16 at the fairgrounds in Berea. This year would have marked the 124th annual fair.

“Our board of directors and partners work very hard to be successful and have raised this yearly event to the level of greatness for the public to enjoy each year. We are extremely proud of the Cuyahoga County Fair and genuinely appreciate the communities support throughout the years. The precautions taken today will help ensure that we are able to provide this 124-year tradition for future generations,” Fowler said. “The Cuyahoga County Fair Board is committed to a strong comeback in 2021 with an event that will fulfill the public’s view and what they have come to expect.”

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