Kane County Fair officials announced Tuesday (June 2, 2020) that they will cancel the 152nd Annual Kane County Fair scheduled for July 15 to July 19, 2020.
Larry Breon, president of the Kane County Fair Board of Directors, said board members made the decision in an effort to comply with the state of Illinois guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic “and complete regard for the safety of all concerned.”
“With all of the parameters concerned with social distancing and our complete and utmost regard for the well being of everyone involved,” Breon said. “This was the most difficult, yet most responsible, decision that had to be made.”
Breon said the decision was especially difficult because the Kane County Fair has been a long-time community partner with the support of the Illinois Extension 4-H Development Program, our Kane County farm families, Fantasy Amusements, and all of our vendors, entertainers, and exhibitors.
“Our fair success is also attributed to the thousands of individuals, families, and children who attend the Kane County Fair each year as they continue a cherished tradition,” he said.
In addition, the Kane County Fairgrounds hosts many other community events throughout the year, which are held by a number of other businesses and event promoters, including the Kane County Flea Market.
“We look forward to the time when health, safety, and normal routines will return to our communities and that we can soon open the Kane County Fairgrounds for the public to enjoy,” Breon said in the Tuesday news release. “The Kane County Fair has been an integral part of many peoples lives and it will be our greatest joy to bring it back in 2021.”
For more information, contact the Kane County Fair at 630-584-6926 and visit kanecountyfair.com.
SOURCE: Kane County Fair news release