The King County Fair Manager and Board of Trustees announced the cancellation of the 2020 King County Fair today. Their mess was shared on the fair’s website.
“It is with great sadness that Enumclaw Expo and Event Association announces the cancelation of the 2020 King County Fair.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Expo staff, we fully realize there are a number of kids that have put in an enormous amount of preparation and planning in anticipation of exhibiting at the King County Fair and then advance to the State Fair in September. We will continue to strive to achieve our mission of supporting 4-H activity, agricultural education, competitions, and bringing people together just as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
Expect announcements in the next few weeks as to what that will look like in late August. In addition, the Jr. Livestock Market will remain on July 19, 2020. More information will come as these details come together. This is a great opportunity to help support our youth that have worked so hard in raising an animal for the Jr. Livestock Market and to support local farms.
Thank you all for your patience as we held on as long as we could to make this decision.
The King County Fair will return July 15-18, 2021!
King County Fair Manager”
The decision to cancel the event was further explained in an additional comment on the fair’s Facebook page:
“We understand that this announcement comes with a mix of emotions. The amount of planning, and resources it takes to bring this event together, and not 100% knowing what things will look like mid-July, have lead us to this very difficult decision. But please keep watch for future announcements AND save the date, July 19th, and support the Junior Livestock Market. This is a piece we want to make work for all our local youth!!”