You can now add the 2020 State Fair of Texas to the list of events that have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Organizers officially announced today that they’ll be seeing everybody in 2021 instead of in the Fall with this will be its first cancellation since World War II.

The State Fair is traditionally held in from late September through mid-October.  Many El Pasoans mark these dates on their calendars and make the trip Fair Park in Dallas to greet Big Tex, the gigantic cowboy statue at the fairgrounds, and enjoy some of the best fried fair food in the country.  Fried Oreos or Coca-Cola anyone?

The decision to cancel this Fall’s event came after organizers felt there was no realistic way to put adequate safety measures in place without also greatly diminishing the environment and feeling that makes the State Fair of Texas an amazing event to attend.

Other Texas based events that have already been cancelled include Austin’s two premiere festivals, South by Southwest and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, as well as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

This year more so than others has highlighted the importance of seizing the opportunity to experience anything you’ve had your heart set on attending.  Personally, I’ve never been to the State Fair, SXSW, or ACL, but I’ve always told myself that I’ll go next year but now these great events aren’t being held.  Here’s to hoping that they all bounce back in a big way once we’ve gotten a handle on this pandemic.

Thankfully, the next State Fair of Texas has already been scheduled for September 24 through October 17, 2021.  You can get more information by clicking here.

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