The State Fair of Texas is officially canceled for 2020: Can you still enjoy the food?

Sad news for Texans! The State Fair of Texas has been officially canceled.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the State Fair of Texas 2020 has been canceled. This is a tough decision that was not easy to make. The State Fair of Texas Board of Directors took their time to analyze the COVID-19 outbreak.

A few weeks ago, it seemed possible, but the situation has not improved. On the contrary, COVID-19 numbers in Texas are spiking. Governor Abbott has ordered new regulations, such as wearing masks in public places and keeping six-feet apart from others, to try to avoid numbers increasing again.

The press release shares that “after extensive consideration of the current landscape related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of everyone involved, the State Fair of Texas Board of Directors has voted to officially cancel the 2020 State Fair of Texas.”

The State Fair of Texas is one of the largest events in the state (and the world). It’s not only Texans who rush to participate in the activities and indulge in the many food offerings. The fair is packed each year, with record-breaking numbers, so it would not have been a safe place for Texas. Not to mention, keeping six-feet apart would be impossible.

When will the State Fair of Texas return?

This will be the first time since World War II that the State Fair of Texas has not opened. Fear not, it will return in 2021 on Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 17 in historic Fair Park.

Will you be able to enjoy State Fair of Texas 2020 food offerings?

Unfortunately, there is still no word on new foods from the State Fair of Texas 2020 or whether we’ll be able to sample the new, delicious offerings! It’s possible there could be a smaller, limited-space event that will allow Texans to sample and purchase some food. We’ll keep you posted!

Which 2020 foodie event has been canceled that you were looking forward to?