After a special meeting this evening, the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the 2020 Mother Lode Fair. The Directors and Fair Staff had been hopeful that the current crisis would pass in time for us to open our gates on July 2 and show off the incredible line-up we had in store, but with no end in sight, the Board put public health and safety above our desire to host our annual fair.
Contingency plans have been put in place to continue with a virtual Junior Livestock Auction in order to support our youth exhibitors and provide them a marketplace to sell their projects. The Mother Lode Fair Junior Livestock Auction Committee and Tuolumne County Small Livestock Exhibitors Association will be working with Livestock Staff as we move forward with the virtual auction. Details of the proposed plan will be forthcoming.
The Mother Lode Fair Directors and Staff look forward to 2021 when we can all be together again. Once again, thank you to the community, sponsors, volunteers and others who have assisted the fair through many years. We will come back #Fairstrong.