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Today, Skagit County Parks, Recreation & Fair made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020
Skagit County Fair, originally scheduled for August 12- 15, 2020. This decision comes following
Dr. Howard Leibrand’s recommendation that all large scale events be cancelled or postponed
through the summer.
“Our hearts go out to all those who depend on the Fair for their livelihood, showmanship and
entertainment,” said Skagit County Fair Manager Aric Gaither. “The Skagit County Fair has
been a flagship event in our community for more than 120 years, and rest assured that following
this year, the event will be with us for 120 more.”
Skagit County Parks, Recreation & Fair hopes to bring programming back to the fairgrounds as
safety protocols allow, and will be providing opportunities to support exhibitors, vendors,
sponsors, entertainers and others who have been impacted by the cancellation. The Fairgrounds
asks that you check their social media pages and website for more information in the coming
“We are saddened that we won’t be able to host the fair this year, but public health has to come
first,” said Brian Adams, Skagit County Parks Director. “We’ve got our eyes set on the 2021
Fair, scheduled for August 11-14, 2021. We’ll be looking forward to seeing everyone there.”
Skagit County continues to encourage everyone to stay strong in the fight against COVID-19,
and stay home, stay healthy.
Save the Date for Next Year
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Aric Gather at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-416-1350.