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2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair has been canceled
The 2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair has been canceled (Franklin County Agricultural Fair)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Agricultural Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Being the sixth annual hosting for the event, following a 40-year hiatus, it was not an easy decision to make. A number of community organizations, individuals and sponsors have worked long and hard to get us this far,” noted David Rotenizer, chairman of the event and county director of tourism.

County officials say they expect the 2021 agricultural fair will take place on Sept. 15 to 18.

For more information, visit the Ag Fair website or follow them on Facebook.

Below is the full statement from county officials:

"After careful review and consideration, a decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair due to safety and health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Being the sixth annual hosting for the event, following a 40-year hiatus, it was not an easy decision to make. A number of community organizations, individuals and sponsors have worked long and hard to get us this far,” noted David Rotenizer, chairman of the event and county director of tourism.

“With so much uncertainty regarding public health and safety for large group gatherings, along with logistics for maintaining social distancing and sanitation, this was an unfortunate but required action.”

It is anticipated the Franklin County Agricultural Fair will be resume September 15-18, 2021. The public is encouraged to follow the fair’s Facebook Page @FCAgFair and website FCAgFair.com

For additional questions or concerns, please contact David Rotenizer at (540) 483-3030 or David.Rotenizer@FranklinCountyVA.gov."


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