SKOWHEGAN – The Skowhegan State Fair, which organizers say is the nation’s oldest consecutively running agricultural fair, will still hold an event this year, but with big changes in place due to COVID-19.
According to the president of the Skowhegan State Fair, officials have made the decision to hold a small, exhibitor only agricultural fair in September of this year instead of hosting the traditional fair.
This year marks the 202nd Skowhegan State Fair.
According to a statement from the fair’s president, a smaller version of the event will be held on the fairgrounds and will have several virtual events that allow spectators to experience the fair from home.
President Thomas Dillon said after working with other Maine fair organizers and state officials, it wouldn’t be responsible to hold the traditional fair with thousands of guests in attendance.
Dillon thanked everyone for their continued support, and said they look forward to making the best of this year and planning for 2021.