In a message on their social media platforms, the Delaware County Fair in Walton announced that the 2020 edition of the fair is cancelled:

"With lack of guidance from NYS, uncertainty of permits being issued and guidelines recently obtained from Delaware County Department Public Health it is with great sadness and dismay that we have no choice but to postpone the 134th Delaware County Fair. We understand the hardship and heart break that this will bring to the exhibitors, vendors and fairgoers that flock to see and participate in our event. We are all in a heightened sense of uncertainty and understand the impact this will have on more than 140 people we employ annually and the economy of Walton and Delaware County as a whole. The Delaware County Fair Board takes pride in providing a safe event for all and with the challenges Covid 19 brings it’s obvious we cannot do that. We wish you well, pray for your safety and invite you all to mark your calendars for August 16-21, 2021 when everyone from everywhere can have fun at The Delaware County Fair."

Delaware County Fair Board meets to decide on cancellation of the fair (photo by Ron Galley)