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Wisconsin State Fair canceled for first time since 1945

Wisconsin State Fair canceled for first time since 1945 Photo: WDIO-TV

SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
Created: May 28, 2020 02:00 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation announced Thursday marks the first time since 1945 that the 169-year-old annual tradition will not take place.

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The move was widely expected given the cancellation of state fairs across the country and most major events, including Summerfest in Milwaukee.

The fair attracts more than a million people who down cream puffs, ride roller coasters, check out 4-H exhibits and take in concerts over its 11-day run. Fair board chairman John Yingling says the safety of fairgoers weighed heavily in the decision to cancel.
 

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SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

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