Marin County Fair Canceled, Grounds Reserved for Virus Response

The 2020 Marin County Fair, scheduled for the first five days of July, is the latest summer event in Marin to cancel in the face of public health concerns over coronavirus.

County of Marin has closed the Marin Center campus and Fairgrounds since March 13 due to the shelter-in-place orders and the campus remains reserved to serve as a vital resource in its response to the COVID-19 emergency.​

While the fair is still two months out, the long-term strategy of social distancing to curb the spread of coronavirus has convinced fair staff to cancel the event in order to keep the public safe. “We understand the value of the Fair to our community, but this year we have a larger responsibility to support the County’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the County of Marin in a statement.

Other Marin events this summer already cancelled by the coronavirus include Mountain Play, Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting, Marinscapes and Marin Open Studios. The Marin County Fair will return July 1-5, 2021.

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