Countless fairs, festivals and expositions have been canceled for 2020 – but not the Missouri State Fair. It will be held as scheduled on August 13 to 23, however, organizers say it will look a little different.
Heartbreaking. In one word, that’s how Kamryn Kreis, 18, describes the announcement that the Ohio State Fair had been canceled for 2020. This was not how her last year of showing pigs at state fair was supposed to go.
National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization will be short $1.4 billion in resources over the next six months. COVID-19 related issues have led to a 30% increase to the baseline six-month operating costs.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker will issue an Executive Order on June 12 canceling the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs for 2020. However, youth exhibitors will still have a chance to showcase their hard work in September.
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