The National Cattle Congress Fair has been an annual tradition in Waterloo for more than a century. The event won't be held in 2020.

Organizers announced in a news release Thursday that the 110th edition of the National Cattle Congress Fair has been postponed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day exhibition was scheduled for Sept. 16-20.

According to NCC co-manager Jim Koch, the decision to cancel the 2020 fair was made after several weeks of careful consideration.

"The National Cattle Congress believes this is the responsible action to take in an effort to keep everyone safe during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," Koch said in the news release. "The health and safety of our patrons, sponsors, volunteers, staff and the community it takes to make a Fair happen remains our priority.

Plans are already underway to hold the 110th National Cattle Congress Fair next year. The event is scheduled to be held Sept. 15-19, 2021.

"We look forward to seeing you again in 2021," Koch said "For now, stay safe and healthy."

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