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April 30, 2020

Chris Pickering, Assistant Manager
Northwest Washington Fair
(925) 872-4199

Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden postponed until Aug. 16-21, 2021

Based on the recommendation of the Whatcom County Health Department, the Northwest Washington Fair Board unanimously voted to postpone the 2020 Northwest Washington Fair to August 16-21, 2021. 

“The Fair is a chance for our community to come together and celebrate our individual and collective achievements,” said Board President Nate Kleindel. “We are saddened that the current circumstances have left us no alternative.”

Northwest Washington Fair Lynden

There remains hope among fair staff and the Lynden community to provide unique opportunities to make memories this summer. 

“We’re still committed to achieving our mission, including agricultural education, competition, and bringing people together,” said Manager Jim Baron. “What that looks like is yet to be determined, but with the Board’s informed vote we are now able to devote staff resources to developing new events and activities to be held at the fairgrounds once it is deemed safe to do so.”

The Fair has previously been cancelled in 1931-33 and again in 1942-45.

MEDIA NOTE: Please direct your questions to Chris Pickering, Assistant Manager, Northwest Washington Fair, (925) 872-4199.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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