Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual State Fair of Texas has been canceled.

According to a report from Big Tex, the State Fair of Texas has been canceled and will resume next year in 2021. The State Fair has only been canceled eight times in its134 years, and of course, we're all sad to see yet another event be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Fair of Texas Board Chair Gina Norris was quoted in a statement from State Fair organizers:

This was an extremely tough decision. The health and safety of all involved has remained our top priority throughout the decision-making process. One of the greatest aspects of the Fair is welcoming each and every person who passes through our gates with smiles and open arms. In the current climate of COVID-19, there is no feasible way for the Fair to put proper precautions in place while maintaining the Fair environment you know and loveWhile we cannot predict what the COVID-19 pandemic will look like in September, the recent surge in positive cases is troubling for all of North Texas. The safest and most responsible decision we could make for all involved at this point in our 134-year history is to take a hiatus for the 2020 season.” 

If you are a season pass holder, or have already purchased tickets for the 2020 State Fair, you will automatically be issued a refund and are not required to take any action at this time.

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