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Pine County Fair Cancelled for 2020

The Pine County Fair board announced Friday that the Pine County Fair will not take place in 2020.

From the Pine County Fair Facebook Page:

"We were hoping not to make this kind of announcement. It is with great disappointment, the Pine County Fair Board announces the 2020 Pine County Fair will not be held this year. In light of the current restrictions with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the fair board has discussed various options. While canceling the fair was not an easy decision, the board agrees, it is the right thing to do. Our priority is the safety and health of our community, volunteers, vendors, carnival, and exhibitors. We've made this early decision, understanding requirements during the COVID-19 Pandemic, including physical distancing and frequent sanitizing will not change in enough time to give our community a meaningful fair experience. Asking our vendors, exhibitors, carnival, and volunteers to wait longer for unknown and very unlikely changes to these restrictions, is unacceptable. We know this announcement is upsetting for our supporters; it is almost unimaginable for us as well.

Again, our main concern is the safety and health of all. We appreciate your support, understanding, and patience, as everyone is experiencing many summertime losses. After 127 years of the Pine County Fair, we are sad to say, "Not this year." We look forward to seeing you in 2021 at the Greater Minnesota Get-Together!#FairStrong"

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