Columbus County fair canceled due to COVID-19

Columbus County Fair ferris wheel (photo: Taylor Yakowenko/WWAY)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County fair is the latest event in the Cape Fear to be canceled due to the coronavirus.

Officials posted on the Columbus County Fair Facebook page Wednesday night about the announcement.

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“It was with deepest regret we have to inform you the decision has been made to cancel our fair and activities for the 2020 year due to COVID-19,” the post said.

This is the first time the fair has ever been canceled.

“Our hearts are broken to make this decision. Our hearts are broken for our community members who have faced this virus and for those who have lost loved ones to it as well.”

The post said their ultimate goal is fun and safety. However, with guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human services those goals cannot be reached this year.

Officials also said they are looking into and have great plans for next year.