Officials Announce Cancellation of 2020 Newton County Fair

The Newton County Fair Board says it is cancelling the 2020 Newton County Fair that was scheduled for July 11th through the 17th. Today’s (Wednesday’s) announcement from the board said they feel the risks are too high at this uncertain time to continue as planned, a decision they say followed hours of discussion with representation from the Newton County Council, Newton County Emergency Management, Newton County Commissioners, Health Department, and Purdue Extension. The Newton County Fair Board is now currently working toward the 2021 Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair, the announcement said. County fairs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties have also been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Officials in Porter and LaPorte counties made the announcements last week, and the Lake County Fair was cancelled the week before.