Young fair-goers enjoy a ride at the 2019 Douglas County Fair. Officials on Tuesday announced they’ve canceled the Douglas County Fair due to concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.

This summer's Douglas County Fair has been canceled in response to the COVID-10 pandemic.

In a press release Tuesday morning following a meeting of the Douglas County Fair Board, the Douglas County Fairgrounds announced the fair's cancellation.

The press release said the county had hoped to continue the annual tradition, originally scheduled to begin Aug. 4.

The decision was driven by Gov. Kate Brown's announcement last week that mass gatherings would be prohibited through at least September.

"The health and safety of our fair-goers, the 4-H and FFA members, competitors, performers, sponsors, vendors contractors, volunteers and staff is the top priority of the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex and Fair Board," the press release said.

It said the fair's management hopes to welcome guests back for the 2021 fair.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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