2020 New York State Fair Cancelled
After months of the media asking questions, Governor Cuomo has officially pulled the plug and announced the 2020 New York State Fair is cancelled.
The governor said it was cancelled “out of an abundance of caution” also acknowledging the amount of money that has been spent on the fair already this year.
"This is a really tough one," Cuomo said citing the fair's attendance record in 2019. "We've had record attendance - 1.3 million people last year."
The status of the fair has been up in the air since April. Cuomo said opening the fair "would not be good," adding it could attract visitors from all over the state. At that time, Cuomo said the entire state would need to be opened before the fair could happen., the contracts for the vendors were extended to July 15th.
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