Tennessee State Fair Canceled – First Time In 150 Year History

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The coronavirus pandemic has shut down another traditional event again. This time it’s the Tennessee State Fair. It’s the first time in history that the fiar has ever been shut down in over 150-years.

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ANOTHER FAIR CANCELED. The Tennessee State Fair has canceled this year's traditional 10-day event in September due…

Posted by Nick Beres NC5 on Monday, June 8, 2020

According to Tennesseean, the State Fair Manager Scott Jones said the fair is not “closing its doors or abandoning its long history and tradition. We’re just doing what we believe is in the best interest of the health and well being of those who walk through our gates each year.”

The date has been pushed back to September 10th, 2021. The organizers decided to make the decision to postpone the event because it would be taking place at a smaller location due to the construction of the new MLS stadium. Health care officials said it would be hard to follow the CDC guidelines.

Some pop-up events may be held, however, livestock competitions, live entertainment, and pageants will not be allowed. Fair officials say they still plan to host contests, exhibits, and virtual events.

“We plan to do our very best to provide some agenda that will still make it entertaining and educational to attend an abbreviated production of the Fair this year,” Jones said.

Just in, the Tennessee State Fair Board announces this year's fair at the Nashville Fairgrounds has been cancelled because of concerns over Covid 19. It was scheduled for September.

Posted by Scott Couch on Monday, June 8, 2020