The bounty of local gardens is always at the heart of the Princeton Fall Fair as shown here back in 2018. (File photo)

The bounty of local gardens is always at the heart of the Princeton Fall Fair as shown here back in 2018. (File photo)

Princeton Fall Fair cancelled due to lack of volunteers

Organizers promise the fair is not dead

The Princeton Fall Fair, which was scheduled to return this September after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, has been cancelled.

President of the fair board, Karen Whittich, said Monday, Aug. 22, that the decision was not an easy one, but it was necessary. “It is very disappointing. We were hoping to come back with a bang this year,” she said.

However, she stressed “the fair is definitely not dead. We are going to come back next year hopefully bigger and better.”

The fair board, which has only eight members, will actively recruit new people over the coming year, she said.

The fair is an important part of Princeton, she added.

“I think it provides a huge sense of community. It allows our local talents to show off what they can do with their canning and needlework, and art work and entertainment.”

This year would have been the 55th annual event.

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