FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (KEYC) - Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, plans are moving forward to keep the 2021 fair intact.
While the fair still found ways to entertain with drive-thru events, officials say virtually all State Fair revenue dried up in 2020, and the fair reported an operating loss of $16.2 million. The average annual investment in facilities during the previous six years was $12 million; in 2020, it was limited to $2.4 million for basic essential maintenance. The State Fair Board says it’s compiling a list of different scenarios for this year’s get together. The state fair is scheduled to take place from Aug. 26 to Labor Day, Sept. 6.