It’s official, The 2020 Nevada County Fair has been canceled. The Fair board making the decision after hearing from the State Deputy Director of the Department of Food Agriculture, Arturo Barajas, that the likelihood of the state allowing large gatherings will not be approved in time for fair particpants to adequately plan and effectively implement Treat Street, exhibits, performances and other fair activities.
Public comment, which included some of the long time fair vendors, supported the decison to cancel. In the end, Board President Jeanette Royal, said it was a tough call and it’s not what anyone wanted to happen.
However, on a positive note, the Board did approve virtual Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auctions. FFA and 4H livestock participants, as well as high school students who completed their ag mechanics projects, will be able to sell their animals and items to the highest bidder.