The Freeborn County Agricultural Society, in conjunction the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners have announced that the 2021 Freeborn County Fair will proceed without limitations. The dates of the fair are August 3rd-8th.
A press release from the Society stated that on May 6th, Governor Tim Walz reduced several COVID restrictions including ending the masking requirements no later than July 1, 2021. County staff immediately began conversations with the Fair Board and have announced that the fair will be held without limitations from August 3rd through the 8th.
The fair had been cancelled back on April 30th as COVID-19 restrictions in place at that time from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Governor’s office would have limited the number of attendees at both indoor and outdoor entertainment events, and board officials stated at that time that a decision had to be made to avoid the large expense of entertainment, as there was no guarantee as to when COVID-19 restrictions would have been lifted.