Fate of Wisconsin State Fair could be decided at any moment

Posted at 1:40 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 18:10:42-04

MILWAUKEE -- We may know as soon as Tuesday afternoon whether or not the Wisconsin State Fair will be held in 2020.

The Fair's Board of Directors met Tuesday and passed a resolution giving authority to the board's president to make a decision on the annual gathering. That decision is expected to arrive sometime this week.

The event is currently still scheduled to take place August 6 through 16 at State Fair Park in West Allis.

"A decision was not made today regarding whether the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair will take place. The goal is to have a decision announced by the end of May," Wisconsin State Fair Park said in a statement. "Today the State Fair Park Board of Directors voted unanimously to authorize Chairman Yingling to make the determination whether events currently scheduled at State Fair Park, including the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair, are to be canceled after sufficient input from each Board member as well as Kathleen O’Leary, Executive Director/CEO. If the Chairman determines that events should be canceled, he has the authority, duty and responsibility to cancel events until this authority is revoked by the Board."

Two other large events in Southeast Wisconsin were rescheduled for August and September instead of being canceled. The Democratic National Convention is currently scheduled to take place the week of August 17, and Summerfest was delayed until three weekends in September.

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