For 134 years, the Stisted Fall Fair—”the little country fair with the big country heart”—has been celebrating agriculture and home crafts.
This year, it’s been derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The current organizers believe it is the only time since the first fair in 1885 that the event hasn’t run.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that the board of directors has come to the difficult decision to cancel the Stisted Fall Fair for this September 2020,” said associate director Bill Spring via email. “Due to the uncertainties around the pandemic and what it might look like in the fall, and due to the nature of our fair being all about togetherness, we felt it to be the responsible and prudent thing to do.”
The annual fair book will still be available in electronic form on the fair’s website—look for it here in the next few days—and a hard copy will be published next spring. Anyone who has already been working on handcrafted items for this year’s fair will be able to submit it for the fair in 2021.
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