Organizers cancel 2020 Lincoln County Fair

Folks from Moore County will miss the Lincoln County Fair Harness Races this year. Organizers cancelled the event last week but say they are determined to return in 2021. {Photo Provided}

LINCOLN COUNTY — One of southern, middle Tennessee’s fall rites of passage will not take place this year due to public health concerns concerning COVID-19. Lincoln County Fair President Randy Cowley recently announced the cancellation on the event’s website.

“This decision was not made lightly and was only made after seeking guidance from the State of Tennessee, the CDC, local authorities and other organizations,” Cowley stated. “The safety of everyone involved with our fair was the highest priority in making the decision and we as a board felt the restrictions needed to keep everyone safe would not allow us to create the same enjoyable fair experience that everyone has come to expect. Even so, cancelling has been a heartbreaking decision for us.”

This will be the first year since the Lincoln County Fair launched in 1905 that a fair will not happen.

“We are saddened and heartbroken for the impact this will have on businesses, family farms, school organizations, civic groups, adult and youth competitors, exhibitors and sponsors who rely on the income and exposure the Lincoln County Fair brings them. We understand that our fair is a valued fundraiser for many school groups and that the loss of revenue for them alone will be detrimental,” Cowley said.

Cowley said the next Lincoln County Fair will take place in September 2021 as planned. For more information, visit the Lincoln County Fair’s website by clicking here. •

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