Georgia National Fair Has Been Cancelled

First it was the Chattooga County Agricultural Fair, then it was the Coosa Valley Fair, and now the biggest fair in Georgia has announced that there will be no fair in 2020.

On Wednesday, organizers canceled the 2020 Georgia National Fair in Perry, a day after organizers canceled the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta.

Both events typically attract hundreds of thousands of people.

Georgia National Fair organizers said they still intend to host youth livestock shows, but that only the child showing the animal and their immediate families will be able to attend.

Fair CEO Stephen Shimp said that among other obstacles, many workers were declining to sign up this year, citing health concerns. Board member said they determined it would be impossible to host a fair that meets health guidelines.