COVID-19 forces cancellation of Sanders County Fair

Sanders County Fair
Posted at 7:54 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 21:48:48-04

THOMPSON FALLS — The coronavirus pandemic has laid claim to another staple of summer in Western Montana.

The 2020 Sanders County Fair -- which has been scheduled for Sept. 3 to Sept. 6 in Plains -- has been canceled.

A social media post states the decision was made by the Sander County Board of Health and a vote by two commissioners against moving forward with the event.

The fair board will now be contacting vendors and sponsors individually about the cancellation.

Sanders County joins a host of other counties in either canceling or making substantial changes to annual fairs due to COVID-19 concerns.