OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. - Alternate plans are in the works after organizers canceled the 2020 Olmsted County Fair.
The regularly scheduled fair dates of July 27-Aug. 2 have been canceled, organizers announced Tuesday.
“The health and safety of our fairgoers and the greater community is very important to us; this was not an easy decision and we take it very seriously. We have spent countless hours trying to chart the best path forward,” said Scott Schneider, Olmsted County Fair Board President.
The fair made the following announcements:
- The regularly scheduled fair dates of July 27 – August 2 have been canceled.
- The health and safety of our fairgoers, participants, staff, and the extended community remain our top concern.
- Another top priority is offering some form of programming for our 4H, FFA, and potentially Open Class programs. We are exploring any and all options for these groups.
- The fair board will continue to work with vendors, fair partners, and everyone affected by this decision. • The board, in collaboration with other area groups, is currently pursuing other event options including a drive-in theater and concert venue at Graham Park.