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Walkerton Little Royal Fair cancelled due to COVID-19

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WALKERTON – The Walkerton Little Royal Fair is the latest local event to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Walkerton Agricultural Society, organizers of the Little Royal Fair, announced the decision to cancel this year’s event in a press release on June 24.

“This decision was made based on the safety and concern for our community, volunteers, exhibitors, partners and fair patrons,” stated Walkerton Agricultural Society president Sandy Droefke in the release.

“COVID-19 has changed our personal routine. This is being felt not only in our community, but worldwide. Safety is of the utmost importance.”

The Walkerton Agricultural Society says they have a committee working on some “exciting events and contests online” for 2020 even though the 2020 fair is cancelled. More details will be announced in the coming weeks about these events and contests.

Organizers for the event are now preparing for the fair’s return in 2021.

“Our 2021 Little Royal Fair will be bigger and better than ever!” said Droefke.