For over 60 years, the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede has been a favorite tradition for families on the peninsula. This year’s fair, after much consideration and discussion by the Board of the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede, has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on its website, the organization consulted with its volunteers, vendors, exhibitors, and contractors before making the call to “err on the side of safety” and start fresh in 2021.
According to a statement from the board, officials reviewed all options related to COVID-19 guidelines, the health and safety of volunteers, exhibitors, entertainers, and visitors before finally making the decision to cancel this year’s festivities. “The strict guidelines set forth by the State and the CDC are financially impossible for us at this time,” the statement reads.
In the statement, organizers for the event thanked their partners, sponsors and everyone who has helped orchestrate the event.
“We are deeply saddened by this decision but sincerely feel it is the best for all concerned. We look forward to bringing you a safe and outstanding Fair and Stamped in 2021.”