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Kansas State Fair Canceled, But Not Livestock Shows
USAgNet - 07/16/2020

The Kansas State Fair Board voted Monday to cancel the 2020 fair. But the board was interested in finding a way to safely hold livestock and 4-H events amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The decision to cancel came shortly after the board voted last week to continue with the fair. After the vote was announced, the board and staff received feedback from vendors and the community about challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We appreciate the thoughtful consideration you gave to open the fair as safely as possible. After that, we heard from a number of vendors who were genuinely concerned," said fair manager Robin Jennison.

All gate admission tickets, packages and food tickets already purchased will be valid for the 2021 Kansas State Fair. Staff is currently working to reschedule the 2020 Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand lineup. If rescheduled, those tickets also will be honored at next year's Fair. How to obtain refunds will be announced soon.

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