SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County Fair organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event, originally scheduled for Aug. 21-23.
The decision to cancel amid the COVID-19 pandemic was made after careful consideration by the Wicomico Farm & Home Show and Wicomico County, in coordination with the Wicomico County Health Department and Department of Emergency Services.
“Canceling the event was not a decision we made lightly,” said James Simmons, Wicomico County recreation superintendent. “We know the Fair is a beloved tradition, but we had to prioritize the health and safety of fair attendees and participants.”
Fair organizers will shift their focus to the 2021 event.
“As event organizers, we are dedicated to making the best of these unfortunate circumstances,” said Zach Evans, Wicomico County Fair chair. “We can spend this extra time exploring new programming and activities to further engage members of our community.”
The University of Maryland Extension – Wicomico County 4-H will host a virtual fair for 4-H members. Updates on their virtual fair will be posted to their Facebook page.
The Wicomico County Fair is scheduled to return to WinterPlace Park in Salisbury from Aug. 20-22, 2021.
“Our team is looking forward to bringing an even bigger and better event to Wicomico County next summer,” Evans said. “Stay safe and stay tuned.”
For more information, visit www.WicomicoFair.com.