Heavy rainfall has led to the start of the Hoppings being postponed.
The annual fair on Newcastle's Town Moor was due to start on Friday, June 22, but organisers say safety concerns mean it will have to be put back.
The recent heavy rain has been blamed for the delay, and officials will make a decision on an opening date depending on conditions.
A statement issued on behalf of the city council, the Freemen and the Showmen's Guild, who run run Hoppings said: "Due to unprecedented rainfall, the official opening of the Town Moor Fair has been postponed. We will assess the weather conditions on a daily basis and make a decision as to when the fair can open based on the ground conditions and weather forecast.
"The reason for the postponement is due to health and safety. Our intention is to ensure that the Town Moor Fair is a safe and enjoyable experience but the continued rainfall is making this difficult to achieve.
"We will use the Newcastle City Council website, Town Moor Fair website, social media, tv, radio and newspapers to keep the community informed of when the fair can open."
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