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‘It’s actually happening’: The Minnesota State Fair returns this summer


St. Paul, MN-- The great Minnesota get-together will return this 2021 summer in full.

As one of the largest expositions in the world, this is great news for fairgoers after a year of canceled festivities due to the pandemic.

RELATED: 2020 Minnesota State Fair canceled

The Minnesota State Fair will run from Aug. 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 6.

This year, guests can expect not to wear a mask but are strongly encouraged to if not fully vaccinated. Although no proof of vaccination will be required.

“Planning has been ongoing throughout the pandemic, but it still feels really good to say that the Great Minnesota Get-BackTogether is actually happening,” said General Manager Jerry Hammer. “We’re working hard to ensure a healthy and safe environment, so if you’re ready to get together later this summer, the fair will be here and ready to welcome you back.”

Coming soon, announcements on the 2021 entertainment lineup, new foods, full Grandstand lineup and more will be released.

Pre-fair tickets are on sale online.

Fair officials say gate admission tickets purchased for the canceled 2020 fair, as well as tickets already purchased for 2021, are valid for this year’s fair.

For details on discount days, click here.

For all official 2021 Minnesota State Fair updates and information, click here.

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