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Kern County Fair Officials said it's "too soon" to cancel annual fair

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Posted at 6:06 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 21:06:08-04

BAKERSIFELD, Calif. — Kern County Fair Officials said during their board meeting Monday it is too soon to make a decision on whether or not to cancel the Kern County Fair.

A lot fairground officials were highlighting the fact that there is still 5 months before the fair is scheduled for.

Fairground officials are most concerned about the revenue they may lose if there is no fair this year. Officials anticipating a loss of at least $3 million if the fair does not happen.

Banking institutions are also not willing to give loans to the fair because there is currently no income stream guaranteed for the fair.

County officials at the same time don't want to wait too long to make a decision because there are a lot of vendors who are committed right now and would need ample time to modify there plans.

The fairgrounds at this time is already in use, some exibit halls on standby as overflow hospitals and a fleet of 15 new RVs is set aside for homeless people infected by the virus.