The 2020 Oregon State Fair, originally scheduled to run from August 28 through September 7, is canceled per State of Oregon restrictions on the size of mass gatherings. The announcement was made today by Oregon’s governor: mass gatherings are prohibited through September as part of the Governor’s phased reopening plan. This decision was driven by the need to guarantee safe social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, aka COVID-19.
The Oregon State Fair Council had hoped to continue the 156-year tradition of this classic American state fair. But the Council fully supports the State of Oregon’s measured, scientific, and responsible approach to combatting COVID-19.
The health and safety of fairgoers, exhibitors, competitors, performers, sponsors, vendors, contractors, volunteers and staff is the top priority of the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center.
The Fair’s management and staff is currently focused on developing a strategy to reopen these facilities when appropriate, and to welcome guests back for the 2021 Oregon State Fair, scheduled for August 27 through September 6 of next year.