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The Lane County Fair Won't Happen This Year

Lane County Fair

For the first time since the Lane County Fair started in the 1800s, the annual event will not take place this year.

The announcement came Friday in response to Governor Kate Brown’s prohibition on large gatherings through September in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Rachael Bivens,

Lane Events Center Marketing manager says, while safety is a top priority, that doesn’t make it any less devastating to cancel an event that families look forward to every summer and many vendors depend on for income.

The Lane County Fair was scheduled to take place July 22 through 26 at the Lane Events Center in Eugene.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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