Just when we thought we are FINALLY starting to see a light at the end of this looooooooong 'Covid tunnel'...another setback. Organizers of the LA County Fair, have once again decided it would make more sense, to once again cancel the annual festivities, citing the uncertainty of the vaccine rollout, new strains etc ;/ It's not only another blow to the economy and those who would normally be employed working the fair, but also a personal disappointment for those who have made it a family tradition to attend every year ;/ Fairplex interim CEO Walter M. Marquez said"To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. The LA County Fair is our flagship event, the foundation on which we build our community engagement. But we, in good conscience, could not move forward with planning our big, campus-wide fair this year, not knowing where the pandemic would be, come summer. It is a public health and financial risk for us to do so.''The fair had been scheduled for September. Organizers said they hope to hold a "smaller, safer'' celebration, but no details have been released.
For the first time since World War II, the fair was canceled completely last year because of the pandemic. Next year, it will celebrate its 100th anniversary...FINGERS CROSSED it will be a MUCH different scenario by then. The LA County Fair normally attracts more than 1 million+ visitors during its 19-day run, with organizers saying it has an economic impact of roughly $328 million for the county.
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