Brown County Fair Board votes to cancel 2020 event  (Audio)

June 10, 2020

ABERDEEN, S.D.–No official announcement has been made yet, but it’s looking highly unlikely there will be a Brown County Fair in Aberdeen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 23-member fair board voted unanimously Tuesday to cancel this year’s fair.

Tom Paepke is the fair board president…

The Brown County Commission has held off, for one week, making a final decision to cancel this year’s fair. Paepke says he’s not surprised..…

Fair Manager Derek Ricci says one of the scheduled entertainers at this year’s fair– the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band– has already said it will not be coming to Aberdeen.