Add the Lewis County Fair to the list of area events cancelled because of COVID-19.

On their Facebook page Wednesday, the Lewis County Fair Board announced they had made the very difficult decision to cancel the 45th annual fair.

Officials said the decision came after discussions Tuesday involving the fair board, 4-H, FFA, Lewis County Health Department and Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Despite the cancellation of the fair, the fair board says it will continue pursuing possibilities of a 4-H and FFA show later as guidelines are eased, or the possibility of an event in the fall.