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Polk County Fair Cancelled for 2020


The Polk County Fair Board of Directors met the evening of May 5th via Zoom. Given the restrictions concerning the COVID 19 pandemic; social distancing, wearing masks, the need to sterilize equipment, seating, basically everything associated with the fair was in jeopardy. The question is how to conduct a fair with those kinds of restrictions. The answer is you can’t. The restrictions are in place and they will continue for the foreseeable future, especially in relation to large group gatherings.

Safety is the reason for the restrictions. The Fair Board concluded that by July 8th, the start date to the Fair, the situation will not change dramatically. The Board, in good conscience, cannot risk people getting sick, or worse because of attending the Polk County Fair. It is sad to think that might be the result, but that is the reality of the situation.


The Polk County Fair is proud of the public support the Fair receives year after year. The Fair is also proud of those that help put the Fair every year. After 117 years there will not be a Fair this year. We hope you understand and we hope to see you in 2021.

Thank you!


Polk County Fair Board

Welcome to The Polk County Fair


We have something for everyone.

Exhibitors can view our updated premium list. Thrill-seekers can check out our midway and see our pre-fair ride specials.


If you like entertainment, you can see past acts and preview this years free-stage and grandstand events.


For our animal lovers,explore photos of our petting zoo and animal exhibits.

General Fair Policies

Scheduling: The Polk County Fair reserves the right to alter events and times due to cancellations or weather.


Pets: Pets are welcome during non-fair time periods provided they are confined or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. With the exception of service animals or animals approved as part of an exhibition, pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds during the Polk County Fair.


Smoking: Smoking is not allowed in any building or in the grandstand seating, pursuant to Minnesota Public law.

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