The reason behind the cancellation of the 2022 Brockton Fair has been revealed, and it only creates more uncertainty about its future.

After the news broke that the 2022 Brockton Fair has been canceled, many were speculating why the fair wasn’t happening for a third straight year when other fairs, such as the Barnstable County Fair and the Marshfield Fair, had returned in 2021 and were scheduled once again in 2022.

With COVID restrictions no longer in place in Massachusetts, what could the reason be? The Brockton Fair had only posted the same statement to its website that it posted in both 2020 and 2021.

“It is with sadness, we announce the cancellation of the 2022 Brockton Fair,” was all that was posted to the site.

Previously, the Brockton Fair ran for 145 seasons, from 1874 through 2019, before being canceled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why the Brockton Fair Is Canceled for 2022

We received word back via email from “The Brockton Fair Team” this afternoon offering a little more insight into the 2022 cancellation.

“During the pandemic, we received requests to lease out portions of the Fairgrounds,” the email read. “Due to the uncertain future of large gatherings, we made the decision to lease out the property.”

What Is the Future of the Brockton Fair?

We sent another email to the fair staff asking who might have leased out the fairgrounds, how much of it is leased out, and if this could affect whether or not the fair will return in 2023.

We have not yet received a reply to those questions, but we will update this story if more information becomes available.

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