FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas -- The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has been canceled for the first time since World War II, according to a post from the fair's Facebook page. The fair was scheduled to run from Sept. 25-Oct. 4.
The decision to cancel the annual event-which features a livestock show, rodeo, carnival rides, barbecue cook-off and more-was made in conjunction with local officials and medical professionals.
In lieu of the fair, a modified livestock show and auction as well as a scholarship contest will be held pending approval of a COVID-19 mitigation plan.
"We will be honoring our mission of: "Benefiting Youth, Promoting Agriculture, and Supporting Education" by holding a modified livestock show and auctions and the queen's scholarship contest pending approval of the COVID-19 mitigation plan. It is our intention that Grand Champions will be named, Scholarships will be awarded, and a Fair Queen will be crowned," the fair's president wrote in a Facebook post.
Next year's Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo is scheduled for Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2021.
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