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San Diego County Fair Postponed Until 2021

April 14, 2020
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Tuesday afternoon, the San Diego County Fair announced that they are postponing this year's annual summer event until 2021 due to COVID-19.

The San Diego County Fair is a beloved family tradition, however due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, postponing this year’s Fair is the right thing to do. Making the decision to postpone the Fair was no easy feat. The Fair is truly a labor of love that our staff, vendors, sponsors, community members and volunteers pour many months of planning into. Yet, as the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top five fairs in North America, we’re following the recommendations of public health officials to postpone mass gatherings until it is safe to host them again. Our "Heroes, Unite!" theme couldn’t be more relevant. Now, more than ever, we’re acutely aware that some of our very greatest heroes walk among us. We are so thankful to the healthcare workers and first responders who are keeping our communities safe, the teachers who keep our children learning and the countless community heroes who are going to extraordinary efforts to help others during this great time of need. That’s why we’ll be proud to carry this theme through to next year’s Fair – honoring the heroes who continue to emerge throughout our community.

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They will be carrying the "Heroes, Unite!" theme into 2021.

On Instagram, the San Diego County Fair wrote, "Now, more than ever, we’re acutely aware that some of our very greatest heroes walk among us. We are so thankful to the healthcare workers and first responders who are keeping our communities safe, the teachers who keep our children learning and the countless community heroes who are going to extraordinary efforts to help others during this great time of need. That’s why we’ll be proud to carry this theme through to next year’s Fair – honoring the heroes who continue to emerge throughout our community."

 

The San Diego County Fair was set to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds June 5 - July 5, 2020. The new dates for 2021 have not yet been announced.

In the meantime, we'll be dreaming about fried twinkies.