2020 New York State Fair Officially Cancelled

Coronavirus has now claimed one of its biggest victims: the Great NY State Fair.

Governor Cuomo made the announcement earlier this morning during a press briefing.

The Governor said back in April that the Fair wouldn't take place if the whole state wasn't open. In June, there was speculation as to how the Fair would be able to meet state guidelines for social distancing and sanitization. However, following the trend of county and state fairs nationwide, Cuomo said that the risks were far too great to hold the annual event.

The Fair brought in nearly 1.3 million people last year, and is a major source of income for the CNY economy. This year marks the first cancellation of the NYS Fair since World War 2.

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