For Immediate ReleaseApril 15, 2020
Marin Center campus and fairgrounds being used in COVID-19 response effort
San Rafael, CA – The 2020 Marin County Fair: The Soaring 2020s will not take place because the County of Marin has reserved the Marin Center campus and fairgrounds to serve as a vital resource in its response to the COVID-19 emergency.
“It’s with a very heavy heart that we make this decision,” said Gabriella C. Calicchio, the County’s Director of Cultural Services. “Since 1946, the Marin County Fair has been the premier family celebration in the County each summer. In our fair history, this is one of the most challenging times we have encountered.”
Calicchio said the decision comes after multiple conversations with Marin County Public Health to support the efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We hope to soar into the future with even more resilience,” Calicchio said. “We hope everyone will stay safe and creatively engaged at home and we look forward to serving our community, clients, partners, vendors and fair family through this crisis. We will come together again when our communities are healthy and safe.”
The next Marin County Fair will be July 1-5, 2021.
Libby GarrisonMarketing and Communications DirectorDepartment of Cultural Services
Marin Center10 Avenue of the FlagsSan Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6014Email: Libby GarrisonCultural Services Website