No Iowa State Fair this summer


DES MOINES, Iowa- Members of the Iowa State Fair Board voted today (Wednesday) not to hold a fair this summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and start planning for 2021.

The vote was 11-2, to postpone. It's the first time since World War Two, that there will not be a state fair in Iowa.

A number of grandstand acts had cancelled due to the pandemic, and have booked a spot in the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

A number of county fairs in Iowa have cancelled or scaled back activities due to the pandemic.

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have also cancelled their state fairs.

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