The Oregon State Fair draws several hundred thousand visitors each year and this drone view in 2019 shows the colorful mix of rides and booths. Salem's economy will lose millions from the cancellation of the 2020 fair. (Oregon State Fair Council photo)
There will be no home brew or wine competitions.
No demolition derby.
No funnel cakes.
The summer-ending ritual of going to the Oregon State Fair and flushing money into the Salem economy is gone for 2020.
The decision came . . .