Some livestock shows will go on.
The Maryland State Fair, originally scheduled for August 27 to September 7, has been canceled, according to multiple media reports.
However some livestock shows will still go on, according to the event's Facebook page:
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“There will be no rides, no racing, no public buildings, no commercial buildings, no indoor entries, no farm and garden entries,” general manager Andy Cashman told the Baltimore Sun. “The only thing we’re going to have at this year’s fair will be the junior and open livestock shows ... [and] no public will be invited.”
As it turns out, there was still an outside shot of the event happening until recently.
“We were trying to see what was going to happen with the virus, if the numbers were going to go up [or] down,” Cashman said. “It’s the right thing, it’s the safety of everybody. ... We were trying to wait as long as we could, and we wanted to make the right decision, to be safe. And to do that, we really had to [cancel]. Safety is what it’s all about.”
Now the event is canceled for the first time since the World War II era. The 142-year-old event reportedly attracted more than 500,000 people last year.
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