The Butte-Silver Bow County Fair has been canceled this year, according to a county press release.
The release said the Fair Board has moved the event to next summer due to social distancing measures in place to mitigate spread of COVID-19.
Additionally, the health officer for Butte-Silver Bow has ordered the cancellation of all events that could attract more than 250 people over the next few months.
“As a prior member of the Fair Board, I know this was an extremely difficult decision for members to make,” said Chief Executive Dave Palmer. “Our Fair Board does an excellent job of providing our citizens and visitors with high-quality entertainment each summer, and I am confident next year’s fair will bring the same enjoyment and enthusiasm. In addition, I would like to let members of 4-H know that I am proud of the work they have been doing, and to keep their sights set on next summer.”
The Butte‑Silver Bow County Fair is a tradition that for many years has offered rodeo, arts and crafts, food booths, farm animals, contests, children's events, and concerts for local residents.
The press release said fund raising efforts will continue for next year.