Minnesota State Fair in 2020: It’s All or Nothing
Managers of the Minnesota State Fair are moving forward as planned for right now, according to an Instagram post. They are also saying the state fair will either be all or nothing. They are not considering "alternate fair dates, a change in duration of the fair, or significant restrictions."
Right now it's too early to say how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will affect late-summer events. In their Instagram post, they say that they are moving forward with planning as of right now and that in the following weeks it should become clearer if the state fair will be able to move forward as planned.
They are making sure that they will make the right, safe decision when it comes time:
We continue to remain hopeful that we can celebrate this year in our usual style, but ultimately please know and rest assured the State Fair will do the right thing for Minnesota, our nation and our world.
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As stewards of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, it is our duty to do everything we can for as long as we can to ensure that Minnesota has a world class State Fair this year. Central to this year’s preparations are the directives of state, national and international health agencies. At this point, the outlook for late summer events remains unknown. As of now, there is no specific date by which a decision to hold the fair must be made. That picture will become more clear in the weeks ahead as we continue to be in contact with our partners that are vital to produce an event the size and scope of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. The fair’s success relies on agriculturists, commercial and competitive exhibitors, educators, entertainers, attraction operators, suppliers, contractors and many others who must be at their very best to successfully produce the type of event that Minnesota expects and deserves. At its heart, the State Fair is a grand celebration where all feel welcome, safe and secure. We are discussing and considering options that will enable us to provide that experience in 2020; however, alternate fair dates, a change in duration of the fair, or significant restrictions are not being considered. We continue to remain hopeful that we can celebrate this year in our usual style, but ultimately please know and rest assured the State Fair will do the right thing for Minnesota, our nation and our world.
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