For the first time since 1946, the gigantic Minnesota State Fair has been cancelled! It's only been cancelled six times in its history. The fair routinely attracts two million people. The Minnesota State Fair Board says, "This is the right thing to do for the future of he fair." The board voted during a Zoom call this morning to cancel the fair. They didn't feel they could pull of a fair that the public would "like" or "recognize." They acknowledge that in August, temperature taking will still be in effect, and they didn't feel it would be the right thing to do to celebrate with a black cloud continuing to hang over everyone.
As for the state of the Iowa state fair, which is held before the Minnesota State Fair, the decision to hold it or not should be made by the middle of June.