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July 19-25, 2021
Dunkirk, NY


For Immediate Release

2020 Chautauqua County Fair Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Public Health Concerns

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation,its impact on community health and well-being, the 2020 Chautauqua County Fair has been cancelled.

The safety of the Chautauqua County Fair's visitors, participants and community is the highest priority in producing the annual fair. After careful consideration,it became clear that cancellation was the prudent choice for the fair to do its part to improve community health and safety, and reduce the cycle of infection. Provided the COVID-19 situation improves to the point where it is safe to hold mass gatherings,the Chautauqua County Fair will return July 19- 25, 2021.

"The impact of the fair's cancellation will be felt far beyond the loss of our annual celebration," said Dave Wilson, president of the Fair Board. "We are heartbroken for the small businesses, family farms, competitors, exhibitors and everyone who rely on the income and exposure the Chautauqua County Fair brings them."

"Since 1881, we have only cancelled the fair for 3 years during WWII (1942-1944) when the fairgrounds were used for a Prisoner of War Camp for the Germans,Japanese and Italians," said Wilson.

"We look forward to brighter days ahead when we can gather again to celebrate all that is exceptional about Chautauqua County," Wilson said. "Until then, stay safe, be well and support each other. We'll miss you."

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 Josh & Lea
Josh & Lea

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Pig Races

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Kids Power Wheel Car Show

Krazy Train Monster Truck
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