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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Butte-Silver Bow County Fair Cancelled This Year Due to COVID-19 Restrictions


BUTTE, Mont. – May 13, 2020 – Butte-Silver Bow today announced its County Fair has been cancelled this year due to physical distancing measures imposed by COVID-19 restrictions. The Fair Board has made the difficult decision to move this year’s event to next summer. By order of Butte-Silver Bow’s Health Officer, all events over the next few months that could attract more than 250 people have been cancelled. The Butte‑Silver Bow County Fair is a tradition that has entertained area residents for many years, and offers rodeo, arts and crafts, food booths, farm animals, contests, children’s events, and concerts.

“As a prior member of the Fair Board, I know this was an extremely difficult decision for members to make,” said Dave Palmer. “Our Fair Board does an excellent job of providing our citizens and visitors with high-quality entertainment each summer, and I am confident next year’s fair will bring the same enjoyment and enthusiasm. In addition, I would like to let members of 4-H know that I am proud of the work they have been doing, and to keep their sights set on next summer.”

Fundraising efforts will continue for next year’s event. More information can be obtained by reaching out to the Fair Board at

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