Organizers on Thursday announced cancellation of the 2021 Contra Costa County Fair – latest victim of the COVID-19 virus.
Chief Executive Officer Joe Brengle forwarded the bad news, saying the Contra Costa Event Park Board of Directors met and unanimously voted to cancel the event, scheduled for May 13 – 16.
“We understand that this decision has both financial and emotional impact on all of our Fair partners,” Brengle wrote. “After thoughtful consideration, we do not feel it would be a responsible decision to continue with the planning of the 2021 Contra Costa County Fair, when it could potential (sic) be canceled at the last minute.”
An annual event in Contra Costa for more than 80 years, the fair has been held every year except for during World War II. Organizers said it has been rescheduled to take place May 12 – 15, 2022.