County fair joins pandemic wreckage


June 19, 2020

Pine Knot News

The Carlton County Fair is unique in its continuing horse races each year, as seen here in 2019. There will be no races or other fair events this year, as it has been canceled.

There will be no horse races, no midway rides, no cows or goats or pigs or chickens in the barns at the Carlton County Fairgrounds come August, as the county fair is yet another victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Carlton County Agriculture Society board of directors announced on Facebook last week that it decided to cancel the 2020 fair in Barnum.

The decision came after many "difficult discussions with fair and community representatives," the board stated. "We reviewed guidelines put forth by the Minnesota governor's orders, Minnesota Federation of County Fairs, and our ability to man...

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