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OC Fair is Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

OC Fair is Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

OC Fair is Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The 2020 OC Fair is officially canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The OC Fair’s board voted to cancel unanimously.

“The decision to cancel the 2020 OC Fair was not taken lightly by the Board. As Governor-appointed representatives the Board has a responsibility to provide a safe experience to the community-at-large, the hundreds of people who depend on county fairs for their livelihood, fairgoers and OC Fair staff,” said Board Chair Sandra Cervantes. “While many of our guests have expressed extreme disappointment over the idea of the 2020 Fair being canceled, we strongly believe it is the right thing to do in this current situation. However, we will keep the spirit of the OC Fair alive with virtual fair concepts such as contests, competitions, entertainment and concessions to bring the fair experience to guests through ocfair.com and social media.”

The fair has been part of Southern California for 130 years starting in 1890. It had only been canceled once before during 1942-1947 during World War II. The 23-day OC Fair welcomes more than 1.3 million fairgoers each year and has an estimated economic impact of $350 million annually. 

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Refunds are available for fairgoers who bought tickets in advance.

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