The organizers anticipate the great economic impact of the decision, this would be the second time in the almost 100 years of history that they canceled the fair.

Within months of opening, iconic Los Angeles County Fair suspended

The emblematic fair will be 100 years old in 2022 and this is the second time it has been suspended in its entire history.

J. Emilio Flores / La Opinion

The Los Angeles County Fair canceled this year's edition that would take place September 4 to 27. It is the second time, in the almost 100-year history of the event, that there will be no ferris wheel or great concerts on stage.

"We have made the necessary and difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Fair", said Miguel Santana, President of Fariplex, the organization in charge of producing the event.

The annual event receives more than a million visitors and leaves an economic impact of $ 324 million annually to the county.

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"We make the decision knowing the great economic impact it will have on our staff and hundreds of suppliers, artists and entrepreneurs.Santana added.

For the L.A. County District 1 Supervisor, Hilda Solis, the measure is disappointing but necessary. "Like many of you, I grew up looking forward to the edition of the Fair year after year and I have many family memories in this event.", he claimed. The fair is held in your district.

"We have to make these short-term sacrifices to protect our loved onesSolis added.

The organization will grant refunds to those who had bought tickets or will validate them for the next edition of 2021.

Last month the organizers of the Orange County County Fair, they also suspended that event.


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