Yakima’s Central Washington State Fair Another COVID-19 Casualty
Slim and none are the chances of holding any type of meaningful social event for the rest of 2020 and slim just left town.
Even with the planning of the Central Washington State Fair not happening until late September and running into early October, the proverbial plug was pulled on the event for good this year.
To their credit, the CWSF held out hope and they've even came up with a contingency plan, but the scope of COVID-19, and the fact that Yakima County is the worst county of 39 in Washington state fighting COVID-19, it's just impossible to pull off.
The Central Washington Fair Association Board voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 edition of the fair, the festivities were to run for 10 days beginning September 25th and ending October 4th.
In the 128 years of the Central Washington State Fair, it has been cancelled only 7 times. Another staggering economic blow will be felt as State Fair Park counts on about $4 million in revenue from the yearly fair run.
This year's fair was slated for a 10-day run beginning September 25th and running through October 4th. The fair has only been cancelled seven times in 128 years. The economic impact for State Fair Park will be massive as the fair generates roughly $4 million in revenue for the organization.
Plan B has been put in to motion now which will include a drive through ‘Fair Food Fest’ planned for September 17 – 20th. The drive through experience "will include a canned food drive, a car selfie station, entertainment and some favorite fair foods all from the safety of your car.”
More details will be forthcoming on the Fair’s official website, www.fairfun.com.
The 2021 CWSF is already scheduled for September 24 – October 3rd.