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By Lou Marzeles

County Fair is canceled


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HERE'S WHAT YOU WON'T SEE: The stands were packed last year for the County Fair and Rodeo. But that won't happen this year--the fair board reluctantly reached the decision to cancel the event for 2020.

It's no fair, but there's no Fair. Not this year.

The board of the Klickitat County Fair bowed to the inevitable last week and voted to cancel this year's County Fair. Although the fair and rodeo won't happen, the board was able to salvage the livestock auction, which this year will happen online over a few days. And the Fair Queen gets to reign another year, since she's been unable to go to most of the functions she would normally attend.

"We would have had to be in Phase 4" of the governor's COVID recovery phases, says board Vice President Ron Ihrig. "With the timeline required to get there and where we are now, there was just no way that was going to happen. And our insurance wouldn't...

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