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The longtime Canby fairgrounds events are the latest casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual Spring Garden Fair at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby, which originally had been rescheduled to late May, has officially been canceled.

The garden event, in its 36th year, was to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, in partnership with the Taste & Tunes Festival at the fairgrounds.

But that will not happen as the Clackamas County Master Gardeners announced they are pulling the plug on 2020 and will look toward 2021.

Additionally, the Clackamas Kennel Club has announced that its All Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trial has been canceled for this year. The annual show, held in the latter part of June at the fairgrounds, brings hundreds of dogs to the Clackamas County Event Center over a long weekend.

PHOTO BY JOHN BAKER - The All Breed Dog Show held yearly in Canby at the end of June as been canceled for this year.

In a note posted on its website, the club stated: "It is with great sadness that the Clackamas Kennel Club announces our decision to cancel our 2020 shows. The membership, at its April meeting, voted to cancel the show. The board and membership did not come to this decision easily. Our show is just two months away and the reality of uncertainties that face all of us as we weather the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be ignored."

As of April 17, the Taste & Tunes event had not been canceled. The event features wineries, breweries, distilleries and food in the main pavilion and main lawn, as well as live music on two stages.

Taste & Tunes will feature sips of most of the beverages on hand, as well as live music. Scheduled entertainment for this year includes:

Timothy James Band: Friday, May 29, 4-7 p.m., Main Stage

Tom Grant: Friday, May 29, 4-7 p.m., Main Pavilion

Infamous Soul: Friday, May 29, 7-10 p.m., Main Stage

Olivia Harms: Saturday, May 30, noon-3 p.m., Main Stage

Gabriel Cox: Saturday, May 30, 3-6 p.m., Main Stage

My Happy Pill: Saturday, May 30, 6-10 p.m., Main Stage

John Nilsen: Saturday, May 30, noon-10 p.m., Main Pavilion


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