The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced that the 2020 Ohio State Fair has been canceled.
The commission expressed concern that it would not be feasible to host a fair that would adhere to social distancing guidelines, and worried about what a COVID-19 outbreak could do to the long-term viability of the state fair.
The Ohio State Fair draws hundreds of thousands of people each summer.
It was scheduled to be held from July 29th through August 9th this year.
The commission did say the fair will be celebrated virtually, with a collection of educational content and throwback photos on social media.