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Video: Fair Board President Announces
Cancellation of 2020 Lewis County Fair

May 06, 2020   11:00 a.m.  Updated: 01:10 p.m.
    Lowville, NY- Lewis County Fair Board President Doug Hanno announced late
    this morning that the 2020 edition of the fair, the 200th anniversary of the event,
    has been cancelled.

    Mr. Hanno said the difficult decision was made last evening after an unanimous
    vote by the 24 voting members of the Fair Board. The board based their decision
    in part on guidance from public health experts.

    "Based on this guidance and careful considerations, and the fact that our fair
    draws from so many different places, we have made the very difficult decision to
    cancel this year’s Lewis County Fair scheduled for July 21-25, 2020,”  Mr. Hanno
    said. "We feel it is the socially correct thing to do to keep our patrons, volunteers
    and participants healthy and safe.”

    Plans are to hold the 200th edition of the fair July 20-24, 2021.

    You can see full video of Mr. Hanno's emotional announcement below.