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By Beka Compton
the Times 

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is still scheduled for Labor Day weekend

The 154th event’s fate to be decided at the end of June


WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County commissioners met with fairgrounds General Manager Bill Ogg last Friday to discuss the viability of the 2020 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days amid the pandemic.

Roughly 30 events scheduled at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in more than $30,000 in revenue loss. Commissioners are concerned that, if the fair goes on as scheduled, the event may not be successful enough to cover expenses.

Fair Manager Bill Ogg was confident that the Fair and Frontier Days could be held safely, and he argued...

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