FORT SMITH, Ark. — The 2020 Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to event organizers.
The announcement was made on social media Tuesday (July 14).
Event organizers say the decision was made because they couldn't guarantee a safe environment for fairgoers, vendors and volunteers.
No information was given on when the fair will return.
The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair is a popular event for residents in the River Valley that thousands attend every year.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 874 positive COVID-19 cases in Sebastian County, with 326 of the cases still active.
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