The fair in Grantsburg is an annual tradition deeply rooted in family, fun, education, agriculture and entertainment since 1877. After much discussion and with a heavy heart, the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fair Board has come to the very difficult decision to greatly modify the 2020 fair in Grantsburg. The fair was to be held August 27-30. We came to the conclusion that a traditional fair, as we are used to seeing it, would not be possible. Many factors were considered in making this decision. With COVID-19 having a huge negative effect on the carnival industry, we would not be able to have a carnival with their games and food stands this year. Other factors were; the gathering limitations placed on 4-H clubs and other youth organizations, and the uncertainty of exhibitors, judges and volunteers willing to participate in the fair. We will be cancelling the entire fair schedule with the exception of the demolition derby. Managing all of the recommended COVID-19 guidelines for a complete fair would be very difficult but would be more manageable for a single, outdoor event with fewer areas in operation. We also understand the economic strain that our entire community and especially our area businesses have been under in the recent months. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly. We understand how disappointing this may be for all who plan, attend, exhibit and support the fair. We recognize the great deal of work that exhibitors have already put into their fair projects. It saddens all of us on the board to make this decision.
We will be releasing more details about the plans and changes for the August 29th demo derby in the near future. Please keep checking our website, burnettcoagfair.com and our Facebook page, Burnett County Ag Fair for updates.
Exhibitors- Please keep the recently published 2020 Fair Premium book because we will be using that for the 2021 fair. We will not be printing new ones next year. We thank everyone for their support and understanding. We are already looking forward to the 2021 fair and hoping to be back to normal or a new normal by then. We will be working to have a complete and improved schedule and to make the 2021 fair as memorable as possible.
Burnett County Ag Society Fair Board