The Iowa State Fair has been postponed, according to the event's Twitter account, for the first time since World War II.
“We are heartbroken we can’t be together this August. We tirelessly analyzed all the unique traditions at the Iowa State Fair and believe it will be safer given the current COVID-19 situation,” according to a message posted on the fair's website.
The next Iowa State Fair will be August 12-22, 2021.
Only five fairs have been canceled in the past: 1898 because of the World’s Fair in Omaha, the Spanish-American War and World War II from 1942-1945, according to the fair's website.