Center Fair, BBQ canceled

Published 2:19 pm Monday, August 24, 2020

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One of Davie County’s oldest fall traditions, the annual Center Fair & Barbecue, has been cancelled for 2020.

The fair was originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 but the Center Fair Committee and the Center Volunteer Fire Department board decided to cancel this year’s event due to ongoing Covid-19 precautions.

The fair began in 1924 as a fair for all Davie residents and will not be held for the first time since the late 1950s. Even a severe storm which ripped much of the roof off the historic 1876 Center Arbor back in 2004 did not stop the event but the coronavirus did.

The community is making plans to hold the Spring 2021 barbecue around the beginning of April and the 2021 Center Fair & Barbecue next September.

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