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Yates County Fair joins list of those cancelled this year due to COVID-19

There will not be a Yates County Fair this year.

Officials announced cancellation of the 181st edition of the fair this week, noting that it would be held off until 2021.

Other counties – like Seneca and Cayuga – moved to cancel their county fairs.

“This whole pandemic is and has been financially devastating to many Yates County residents as well as supporting businesses,” said Jim Folts, the fair’s acting general manager. “The board would like to thank each and every sponsor, vendor, all volunteers, 4-Hers, Yates County Cooperative Extension, FFA, and all fair-goers young and old.”

Board President John Andersen, who has been involved with the event for 56 years told the Finger Lakes Times, “We are looking forward to next year and it will be bigger and better than ever.”