ANNOUNCED: Shelby County Fair tentatively cancelled amid virus

by Benjamin C. Nelson

SHELBY COUNTY, MO -- The Shelby County Fair Board announced on Wednesday, May 6th that the 2020 Shelby County Fair (scheduled for July 6-11) is tentatively cancelled while all Motorsport events within the fair, are definitively cancelled.

Formal announcement:

"After much consideration and heartfelt discussion, we regretfully inform you of the following:

At this time, it has been decided to definitively cancel ALL Motorsport events for the 2020 Shelby County Fair. We have tentatively decided to cancel all other regularly scheduled fair events UNLESS a safe and approved manner is discovered to host such events.

This conclusion was made with the consideration of the health and safety of our community, volunteers and members being our upmost priority. We feel that our decision is the best option with the uncertainty we are all currently facing.

A special thank you to our community for the continued support and devotion. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Thank You,

Shelby County Fair Board"