State Fair of Texas cancelled due to COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2020 State Fair of Texas has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, the fair’s board of directors says. This is the eighth cancellation in the fair’s 134-year history. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the fair made the safe and responsible decision. Dallas County has reported more than 27,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases including a reported rise of more than 1,200 on Monday. Statewide, Texas has confirmed more than 198,000 cases. The board said the future of football games traditionally played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium during the fair will be decided by the NCAA, conferences and participating universities.