Tulelake, CA – During a special meeting held on June 24, 2020, the
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors voted unanimously to
restructure the 2020 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair in order to comply
with current and projected social distancing and mass gathering
directives from the CDC, State of California and Siskiyou County
Health Department. This difficult decision was made after months
of thoughtful deliberation by the Board, careful discussion with
community and industry partners and closely following directives
issued by national, state and local agencies.
The current plan for reopening California makes it impossible to
economically and operationally host a traditional fair which would
be enjoyed by our valued patrons and community members. The
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair’s beloved carnival, food concessions,
commercial vendors, entertainment, grandstand events, still
exhibits, open livestock show and other public aspects have been
cancelled for 2020.
The 2020 Fair will be reduced to a junior livestock market animal
evaluation and grading followed by a livestock auction. This will
provide local community members the opportunity to support the
4-H, FFA and Independent Market Exhibitors who have invested
their time, money and hope in quality livestock projects. These
events will not be open to the general public and will follow all
applicable social distancing guidelines. Due to the fluidity of the
current situation, the details and schedules will be communicated
directly with club leaders, advisors and exhibitors as they are
Moving forward, the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors
and Staff is dedicated to using its facilities and resources to
support and serve the surrounding areas to the best of its
abilities. Currently, the fairgrounds staff is preparing to host a
Drive-In Fireworks display on the 4th of July and exploring the
possibility of hosting other events that meet the essential needs
of the local communities.
The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors wishes to express their sincere
disappointment with the state of affairs which have forced the cancellation of our time-
honored traditions. The public shutdown of fairs and festivals throughout California has led to
heartbreak and devastation for the countless communities, businesses, agricultural operations, exhibitors and nonprofit groups reliant on the income and exposure provided by public events.
The Board is grateful to our local communities for their support and looks forward to
celebrating with everyone again at the annual Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair, September 9-12,
2021. Until then, stay healthy, stay safe and stay positive as we move towards a brighter future together.
For more information contact the fair office at (530) 667-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.