Wilson County Fair 2020 canceled due to pandemic

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 16:20:00-04

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — This year's Wilson County Fair has been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

Officials for the fair said if the health crisis improves later in the year, they will consider other options for an event this year.

In a statement, officials said the decision was made for the safety of the volunteers, participants, visitors and community.

“The impact of the fair’s cancellation will be felt far beyond the loss of our annual celebration,” said Randall Clemons, President of the Wilson County Fair. “We are heartbroken for the effect this has had on all businesses, family farms, adult and youth competitors and exhibitors and sponsors who rely on the income and exposure the Wilson County Fair brings them.”

The traditional fair will resume next year from August 12 through 21, provided it is safe to hold mass gatherings.