Several days a week, Mary Jane Kreps can be found behind her booth at the Moorhead Center Mall, right outside of Jay's Smokin' BBQ.
"Kreps Family Farm is a very small business, and I mean very small," she said.
It's been her family's livelihood for the past three years. The family farm in Borup, Minn., about 20 miles north of Moorhead, produces a wide variety of homemade goods like breads, cookies, jams and other canned goods. They can be found at various events around the Fargo-Moorhead area.
If events like street fairs are canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Kreps could go out of business. The Downtown Fargo Street Fair was the family's second-biggest moneymaker last year, bringing in the same amount of money as every other summer event combined.
"With a small business it can mean being here next year or not," Kreps said. "It's absolutely terrifying."
As of May 1, the Downtown Fargo Street Fair, which draws in about 100,000 people over the course of three days in mid-July, is still scheduled to happen.
However, there will be a few new rules, including a requirement that visitors wear a mask.
"(We'll have) restricted entrances, one on each end, and (we'll) take people's temperatures as they enter," said Katelin Madsen with the Downtown Community Partnership, the event's organizer.
Organizers are also considering pushing the event back a couple of weeks. They could also spread it out across a bigger area, putting vendors in groups of 10 or 15 and having them set up in areas around the community. Madsen said many other street fairs across the country are taking similar precautions.
The Red River Valley Fair is scheduled a week earlier, though fair general manager Cody Cashman said whether it moves forward will depend on what North Dakota Gov. Burgum will allow. The Governor said Friday he wants a few weeks to monitor how reopening goes across the state.
Cashman said the fair board may cancel if the state shuts down entertainment and rides.
The Grand Forks County Fair is just 47 days away, and Mayor Michael Brown said Friday that is unlikely to happen.
The Kick'N Up Kountry Music Festival in Karlstad also canceled its show for next month, due to what they call the "dangerous times."
People with tickets for this year will have them transferred to next year.