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Organizers announced Monday their decision to cancel the 2020 Big E Fair in the interest of safety. “For the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and the broader community, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Big E,” trustees of the Eastern States Exposition, the nonprofit that organizes the event, said in a statement. My post here is equally unprecedented. A message from Big E President and CEO Gene Cassidy is below: The fair was set for September before the decision to cancel it was made on Monday. Sign up for's e-mail alerts and receive coronavirus news and breaking updates, from our newsroom to your inbox. By adamg on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 6:58pm. If you are into Randonneuring, you can create a larger loop that gets all 6 in a single day. Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. If you like what we're up to and want to help out, please consider a (completely non-deductible) contribution. For the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and the broader community, the 2020 Big E has been cancelled,” said a statement.

In fact, it was one of the hardest decisions we, as an organization, have had to make in modern times,” Gene Cassidy, president and CEO of the fair, said in a written announcement. The fair was also impacted by the flood of 1936, the hurricane of 1938, and the September terrorist attacks. And some events, like pandemics, have happened before. Those who bought tickets for a previously scheduled Zach Williams concert on Sept. 20 will have their purchases fully refunded. We know our faithful fairgoers will be disappointed.

In fact, it was one of the most difficult decisions that we as an organization have had to make in modern times.”. The 2020 Big E, a multistate fair in Massachusetts that drew more than 1.6 million visitors last year, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Monday. Please join us in doing that. There are different routes. Words have meaning. VIVIANE6276, Pixabay, License (Jun. Big E organizers cancel 2020 fair due to coronavirus ... announced Monday afternoon that the 104th edition of the West Springfield fair has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (WWLP) - There are currently 20 hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 within Baystate Health as of Saturday. In fact, it was one of the hardest decisions we, as an organization, have had to make in modern times.”.

After that, you'd drive down to Pawtucket, thereby hitting all six New England states in (thanks to playing around on Google Maps...) 4 hours and 58 minutes. The Big E Food-To-Go Drive Thru is coming back later this month and in October. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. The fair was put on hold during WWI and for five years during WWII. Organizers said staff spent months trying to figure out a way to save the event, but "realized that The Big E experience that everyone has come to know and love would not be the same.". The organizers of the Eastern States Exhibition in West Springfield announced today that the largest fair in New England has been canceled this fall due to Covid-19 concerns. Despite exploring all our options and planning extensively, we realized that The Big E experience that everyone has come to know and love would not be the same. Now I have to really work for it to step foot in each New England state in a single day in late September.

As recently as last week, organizers were still planning to go on with the Topsfield Fair in October. Here's where to find a ballot drop box in Boston, QAnon supporters behind canceled fundraiser give Trump $1M, 'Within 24 hours I went from feeling absolutely fine to being in the intensive care unit', Chuck Todd 'kept out of the loop' on NBC's controversial town hall with Donald Trump, 'A simple ag question' during Iowa Senate debate goes viral, Site Announced yesterday on The Big E website, there will be no fair this fall that was scheduled for September 17 th through October 3 rd.. The cream puffs will have to wait until 2021. The organizers of the Eastern States Exhibition in West Springfield announced today that the largest fair in New England has been canceled this fall due to Covid-19 concerns. Baker’s home, 2020 Census count ends Thursday after Supreme Court decision, More masks, less play: Europe tightens rules as virus surges, Panera becomes first chain to label climate-friendly foods, Police: Man charged with sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl during remote learning, Joe Kennedy III: Senate campaign improperly spent $1.5M, Rhonda Fleming, film star of ’40s and ’50s, dies at 97, Man found seriously wounded by gunshot in Springfield. The fair was put on hold during both World Wars, officials said. Running one of the largest state fairs in the United States, organizers said they spent months working on a way to make The Big E happen this September, but ultimately realized there was no reasonable way to replicate the massive event amid prevailing public health and social distancing guidances. Pet of the Week: Meet Pearl, lap cat extraordinaire! Video Message from our President/CEO Gene Cassidy. As a society, we've given up on experts. Pike, Patriots Cancel Friday's Practice; James Ferentz Reportedly Placed On COVID List.        Daily #s       Town #s        ), Never understood why the Big E never got much love in eastern mass. What did you think of the dueling presidential town halls? However, the risks associated with the coronavirus spreading in large gatherings have resulted in the cancellation of prominent agricultural fairs across the country this summer — from Minnesota and Iowa to Deerfield, New Hampshire.        Resources WEST SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — The 2020 Big E has been canceled. This is not the first time that the event has been called off in its 104-year history. Every minute of every hour of every day was preceeded by the one before it. Approximately 1.6 million people attend the annual event. In a statement to 22News, The Big E said the decision to cancel this year’s fair was made “for the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers, and the broader community.” This decision comes after weeks of back and forth debates between the town and fair officials on whether it was safe to hold the fair amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We care for each and every one of our fairgoers and our job is to help you make the best memories possible. Copyright 2020 by Adam Gaffin and by content posters.Advertise | About Universal Hub | Contact | Privacy, Video Message from our President/CEO Gene Cassidy,,, Hacker electronically steals several hundred thousand dollars in town funds in Franklin, Newspaper blames Dorchester union for Worchester mistake, Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg reliction no longer legally vexatious, UMass Amherst to furlough more than 800 workers; blames losses due to Covid-19, Partying college students spread coronavirus in Worcester. The event features exhibitions that highlight all six New England states, as well as nationally known musical acts, parades, fair rides and other entertainment.

Definitely can't accomplish it in minutes though. I've chatted with people who've lived in say, Bedford, their whole lives and never even heard of the Big E. Its huge and its "New Englands" fair. It takes about 18 months to plan the annual 17-day fair in West Springfield and as of early May, organizational efforts for the 2020 fair are “about 90% complete,” Eastern State Exposition President and CEO Eugene J. Cassidy told MassLive. Our staff has spent the last few months working tirelessly to figure a way to bring our annual New England tradition to everyone this fall. “Please know that this decision was not made lightly. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. this misuse of words is literally killing you? The Big E did go on following hurricanes and floods in the 1930s that ravaged New England, as well as after the September 11 attacks. Coronavirus Thanks! Big E canceled. We’ve made it through difficult times before...the Flood of 1936…the Hurricane of 1938 and, 9-11, and together we’ll get through these unprecedented times as well. Because of that, we must now switch our focus to the future. Long before coronavirus became an international health crisis, before workplaces were closed and schools transitioned to virtual learning, planning for this year’s Big E was underway.


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