Falcon Heights, Minnesota (AP) — Approximately 150 vendors Minnesota State Fair is back this week From a one-year furlough due to a pandemic.
Many withdrew due to fear of COVID-19, staff shortages, and product supply chain issues. This is twice the number of vendors that normally drop out compared to other recent years. St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
“Yes, we’ve lost 150 vendors, but that’s been the past year,” said Fair Spokeswoman Daniel Darlinger, adding that only one was a food vendor. “I know many state agencies will not be coming this year.”
These institutions include the Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. The Department of Natural Resources will not open the building, but outdoor activities such as popular fish ponds, raptor demonstrations, and outdoor stage performances are still planned.
On the bright side, according to Darlinger, the fair will add 61 new vendors to the mix when it returns Thursday.
Due to fear of viruses, some vendors skip the Minnesota State Fair.entertainment
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