Since 1999, the event has been held at the Deseret Peak Complex, but earlier this month, 23 county employees from the county's Parks and Recreation and Building Maintenance divisions were laid off due to budget shortfalls.
"There are no workers there," Mathews said of the recreation complex, noting that leagues that signed up to use ball fields have also committed to watering and maintaining those areas themselves.
However, a few events connected with the Fair will still occur, Mathews said. Those include the Junior Livestock Show, 4-H Exhibits and possibly the Demolition Derby, which serves as a fundraiser for the Tooele County Sheriff's Search and Rescue.
"The fair board recognizes that the Junior Livestock Show and 4-H Exhibits are about the youth in our community," Mathews said, noting they want to continue to provide that "much needed support."
The livestock show has its own board and will still be held the first weekend in August, Mathews said, while the 4-H Exhibits, which are run by Utah State University's Extension Service, could be adjusted in terms of date and location.
The Tooele County Sheriff's Office will determine whether the demolition derby happens this year, Mathews said.
The decision to cancel applies only to 2013's fair, Mathews added, and will be revisited again next year.