Yes, the Minnesota State Fair is Coming Back in 2021

After downsizing to a drive-through food experience in 2020, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is set to return

Courtesy Minnesota State Fair

You read it right: The Great Minnesota Get-Together is back on! Starting Thursday, August 26, the State Fair will be open to the public, with some changes of course. (Some are “pandemic-related issues and operational challenges,” according to a press release.)

On Friday, the fair announced a full in-person experience will return to the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. It will operate while adhering to Federal and State safety regulations regarding COVID-19; health and safety precautions have recently been released.

But no need to worry, even with new rules and regulations, the Minnesota State Fair will still have many of its staples such as: Adventure Park, live music, farm animals, and not to mention deep fried food on a stick.

Health and Safety

As of late, there are no state regulations limiting on large gatherings, meaning there will be no limit on the fair’s capacity at this time. Masks will also not be required, due to the recent lift of the mask mandate, but they are still strongly recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. The fair will be taking precautions adhering to state and federal guidelines of cleansing and sanitation to ensure safety of fair-goers.

Entertainment and Attractions

Some of the staple state fair attractions have moved and/or changed a bit. For instance, the CHS Miracle of Birth Center will no longer be showing live births, however there will still be dozens of newborn baby animals. Grandstand performances will continue, and those who already have tickets from last year will be able to use them for 2021. For more updates, make sure to sign up for the fair’s newsletter to ensure you’re in the know.

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