Submitted Media Release – Photo by: Jason Freeze

For the past 163 years the Paris Fair has been an event coveted by this community. Many families and friends look forward to Labour Day weekend at the fair, taking in exhibits, entertainment, competitions and the midway. It is with great sadness that the Paris Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors announces the cancellation of the annual Paris Fair for 2020.

“This was a difficult decision to make. The health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, partners and community at whole is very important to us and was at the forefront of this decision. As our community and the world continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, the cancellation of the 2020 Paris Fair is the best way that the Paris Agricultural Society can do our part to help.” said Ross Miller, President of the Society.

While the Society has felt the impacts of Covid-19, with cancellations of facility rentals, and events and now the postponement of our annual Fair, we remain hopeful for the future and committed to bringing our community entertainment, events and celebrations in 2021.

“It has been amazing to see our directors, members and volunteers step up in these difficult times to support our organization, through their leadership, innovative thinking and resourcefulness. We are very fortunate to have so many volunteers who are passionate about the future of the Paris Agricultural Society and the Paris Fair.” said Cheryl Muir, Manager of PAS.

While we will not be welcoming guests on our grounds this year for the Paris Fair, staff and volunteers will continue to educate and engage the community through creative and innovative ways. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our website for exciting updates and content in the coming months, including our Virtual Canada Day celebration happening July 1st, visit www.pariscanadaday.com

We truly appreciate the support and understanding of our community and look forward to the return of the Paris Fair on September 2nd to 6th, 2021.

Questions and concerns can be directed to [email protected] or by calling 519-442-2823.