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.