The 2020 North Dakota State Fair has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Monday, May 11, press release from the fair states that without a way to predict the scale of the pandemic, the decision is intended to be in the best interest of the health and safety for all involved.

Those who purchased tickets with a credit card will be automatically refunded. The release specifies that there is no need to contact the fair about the refund.

“We want to thank all of the loyal North Dakota State Fair goers for their continued support in these uncharted waters. We have been greatly touched by the strong support that we have received during these challenging days,” said Renae Korslien, North Dakota State Fair general manager, in the release. “It just reminds us all what makes this state and city so special and make us in the State Fair family even more determined to make next year’s fair even greater, when it’s safer for us to be together again.”

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