1. Franklin County Fair latest to cancel over COVID-19, economic concerns; other fairs weighing plans

    Franklin County Fair latest to cancel over COVID-19, economic concerns; other fairs weighing plans

    The Franklin County Fair has scrapped plans for its September fair — a decision that follows cancellations by the Blandford Fair, held every year on Labor Day weekend, and fairs in Heath, Cummington, Hardwick and elsewhere.

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    1. Our small local businesses who annually donate significant funds to the fairgrounds are taking out loans just to stay afloat.
    2. What we know for sure is we don't want it a spike at a time when large crowds are gathering at the fair.
    3. We all hate to see it not happen, but on the other hand it's very difficult to get people in line to make it happen when there are so many questions.
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