The 2020 Neshoba County Fair has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made by the Neshoba County Fair Association, the organizers of ‘Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty’, on Twitter Wednesday afternoon before releasing a detailed statement this morning.
— Neshoba County Fair Assn., Inc. (@neshoba_ms) June 4, 2020
The 131st annual edition of the fair was set to take place from July 24-31. Each year, in addition to all the staples of a typical fair, politicians descend upon Philadelphia, Mississippi to give speeches in ‘Founders Square’ and campaign signs fill the fairgrounds. This year would likely have been no different ahead of the Presidential election and Mississippi Congressional elections.