Dover Firemen’s Fair canceled over coronavirus concerns

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
Audra Waugh, 8, left, Morgan Shumway, 10, and Bella Housseal, 7, right, prepare for a ride to start during opening night of the Dover Firemen's Fair, Thursday, August 29, 2019.
John A. Pavoncello photo

The 75th annual Dover Firemen’s Fair has been canceled because of concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

The event had been scheduled for Sept. 3 to 7.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will have to cancel the 2020 Firemen’s Fair,” the Union Fire & Hose Co. No. 1 said Thursday in a Facebook post. “Even though we will be unable to have activities and entertainment on the carnival grounds we will still be serving our dinners."

Fire officials said they will provide additional details this week.

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Dover is the latest carnival or festival to be canceled this summer because of the virus, joining the Dallastown Carnival, New Freedom Lions Club Carnival, St. Joseph Carnival, Shrewsbury Fireman’s Carnival, Red Lion Street Fair, Eureka Carnival/Parade and the Wellsville Carnival. 

The York State Fair and YorkFest Fine Arts Festival also were canceled.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.

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