SANTA FE. (KSMX)- In a video, Dan Mourning, the general manager of the New Mexico State Fair announced that the 2020 New Mexico State Fair will be canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The announcement came after officials canceled the annual Ballon Fiesta that brings in thousands to witness the event.
Organizers say the decision to cancel this year’s event comes in accordance with guidelines set forth by the New Mexico Department of Health. This is the first time the fair has been canceled since its inception in 1938.
The state fair had been planned for Sept. 10 through Sept. 20.