Hull Fair will not go ahead in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city’s council has confirmed.
The eight-day event was scheduled to take place between 9 and 17 October this year.
Council Leader Stephen Brady said: “In four months we’ve got Hull Fair.
“That doesn’t look like it can happen, given getting the ambulance service out, the police and security staff that would be needed. So it’s not really possible for Hull Fair to go ahead.”
Opposition councillor Mike Ross said the absence of the fair would have a “big impact” on Hull’s economy.
It will be the first time since the Second World War that the event has not gone ahead.
At the beginning of May, organisers of Nottingham Goose Fair – which runs the preceding week to Hull Fair – said they were still planning for their event to take place.