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List: 2020 CT fairs and festivals canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Organizers say uncertainty about pandemic, resurgence, how to protect fair-goers leaves them no choice

CONNECTICUT, USA — State fairs are canceling their 2020 dates amid COVID-19 and social distancing protocol. Organizers say uncertainty about the pandemic, its potential resurgence, and how to protect fair-goers, has prompted closures.

Below are fairs and festivals that have closed. This list is not comprehensive and will be updated, as more fair organizers announce closures.

Bristol Mum Festival

Berlin Fair

Bridgewater Fair

Brooklyn Fair 

Durham Fair

Guilford Fair

Hamburg Fair

Middletown 2020 Pride

Portland Ag Fair

Southington Apple Festival

Terryville Lions Country Fair

Wapping Fair


As of May 10th, the Portland Fair organizers have said that their fair is still on and that due to them being one of the last fairs of the season, they can wait a little longer to make a final decision.

While not in Connecticut, the Big E still plans on opening for its 2020 dates at this time.

They said in part that their plans were "95% complete" and are working on protocols with other associations including the International Association of Fairs and Expositions in developing protocols. 

Details are expected to be released at a later time.

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