The Brown County Agricultural Society Board of Directors voted Wednesday to cancel the 2020 version of the Brown County Free Fair due to the COVID-19 virus. The fair was due to be held Aug. 12-16. The Ag Society, which puts on the fair, states the cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair, along with other fairs and festivals in the state, made it necessary for the Brown County Fair to be canceled as well. Enforcing social distancing and restricting people coming in and out of the Fairgrounds, as well as limiting seating in the grandstand does not make financial sense. There may be a way for local 4-H members to show their animals and projects, event without the fair, virtually.