One of the Charlotte region’s most popular county fairs has just been canceled due to increased cases of Covid-19.
According to a press release from Cabarrus County, “due to low vaccination rates and community spread of COVID-19, Cabarrus County announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cabarrus County Fair.”
The fair was scheduled to run from September 10th through September 18th and was expected to draw upwards of 80,000 people.
“We’re trying to aggressively protect our schools and hospitals—they are essential,” said Commissioner Morris. “We did all we could to make the fair happen safely, but as we watched COVID-19 infection rates rise, we realized no level of precaution would mitigate community spread.”
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to low vaccination rates and community spread of COVID-19, Cabarrus County announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cabarrus County Fair. The event was scheduled for September 10-18. pic.twitter.com/EhM9bsULhb
— Cabarrus County Fair (@CabarrusFair) September 2, 2021
This is only the second time the fair has ever been canceled since it first began in 1953.
What do you think about the decision to cancel the fair?