Indiana County Fair 2018

Visitors to the 2018 Indiana County Fair.

After careful consideration, the board of directors of the Indiana County Fair has decided to cancel the 2020 county fair.

Organizers said the safety of volunteers, exhibitors, vendors and visitors is essential. Operating the fair under current rules and regulations in effect under Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions and in the foreseeable future is “financially impossible,” according to a news release issued Friday morning. “Even in these uncertain times we are planning for a 2021 fair. We want to thank all the loyal supporters of the Indiana County Fair, and we hope to see you at the 2021 fair.”

The county fair has been a tradition the week after Labor Day for more than 150 years. It has been held virtually continuously aside from five years during the Great Depression in the 1930s and in 1943 during World War II.