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ND State Fair cancelled

May 11, 2020

The North Dakota State Fair has been cancelled.

Fair officials say it’s due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, fair officials said it’s impossible to predict the scale of the pandemic. The statement said – quoting now – “Our concern is for the health and safety of our community, attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and all involved with the North Dakota State Fair.”

Tickets purchased with credit cards will be refunded back into the accounts.

The Fair was scheduled July 17 to 25.

Here is the full statement from the State Fair:

Minot, ND – It is with great regret that we must announce the 2020 North Dakota State Fair is cancelled. The cancellation is due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision is in the best interest for all involved.  It is impossible to predict the scale of this pandemic and our concern is for the health and safety of our community, our attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and all involved with the North Dakota State Fair.
 
Our situation is different in that thousands of people come to the fair to be together with friends and family.  We want to continue this tradition that we are a meeting place to get together.
 
All tickets that were purchased with a credit card will be refunded back into that account.  It is not necessary to contact the Fair as those ticket holders will soon see their credit.
 
“We want to thank all of the loyal North Dakota State Fair goers for their continued support in these unchartered waters.  We have been greatly touched by the strong support that we have received during these challenging days,” said Renae Korslien, North Dakota State Fair General Manager.  “It just reminds us all what makes this state and city so special and make us in the State Fair family even more determined to make next year’s Fair even greater, when it’s safer for us to be together again.”