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Yellow Medicine County cancels fair

The Yellow Medicine County Fair will not be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Yellow Medicine County has joined Kandiyohi County in announcing the cancellation of their 2020 fairs. A view of the midway at the Kandiyohi County Fair in 2019. Tribune file photo by Erica Dischino

CANBY β€” The Yellow Medicine County Fair will not be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Board announced Thursday.

β€œThe health and safety of our entire community, guests, volunteers, vendors and exhibitors is our top priority. With this in mind, we cannot risk people becoming ill in connection with a large-scale gathering such as the fair,” stated Brandon Carlson, Fair Board president, in an announcement posted on the fair's Facebook page.

The fair was scheduled July 22-25 at the fairgrounds in Canby. The board will continue maintenance and improvement projects on the fairgrounds to prepare for a bigger and better fair in 2021.

While all open classes are canceled, the Fair Board stated it would also do all it can to assist the 4-H program.

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There will be no carnival fun at county fairs in Yellow Medicine and Kandiyohi counties. The fair boards in the two counties announced on Thursday that they were canceling their 2020 fairs. A view from the 2019 Kandiyohi County Fair. Tribune file photo by Erica Dischino

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