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"This is a really tough one:" Gov. Cuomo announces New York State Fair officially canceled

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 11:56:42-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the 2020 New York State Fair is officially canceled.

The fair, which normally takes place in Syracuse in late August, broke attendance records last year.

The fate of the fair has been up in the air since April, when Cuomo announced the future of summer fairs and festivals would be a "statewide decision."

"This is a really tough one," Cuomo said on Monday. "We have a fantastic state fair in Syracuse."

Right now, it's unclear whether the New York State Fair will hold any virtual events.