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Holiday Fair at La Crosse Center called off because of COVID

Brad Williams

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La Crosse’s Holiday Fair is the latest big local event to be called off because of COVID-19. 

La Crosse Center director Art Fahey spoke earlier this week about still trying to have the annual craft fair as usual in November, but he tells us that a Coulee Collaborative advisory against large gatherings forced the Center to make a quick decision.    

The Holiday Fair normally coincides with the opening weekend of gun-deer season, and attracts about 10,000 shoppers, along with more than 100 vendors who sell Christmas-themed gifts and decorations.

Fahey still hopes to have other late-year events at the Center, including the community Thanksgiving dinner and high school wrestling tournaments.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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