The Iowa State Fair has officially been postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus concerns, according to the Fair Board.
The Iowa State Fair Board voted today to postpone the Iowa State Fair to 2021 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Board states that the decision was made after a thorough review of possible options while reviewing health guidelines and operating limitations. The main concern of the Board was the health and safety of fairgoers, which frequently number 1 million over the 11 days.
‘the top priority of the iowa state fair has and will always be to protect the health and safety of fairgoers. while the decision of the iowa state fair board today will certainly come as a DISAPPOINTMENT to many, the board determined that holding a fair in accordance with current health guidelines related to covid-19 wasn’t feasible.” said Iowa state fair manager and ceo gary slater.
The Iowa State Fair had been scheduled for August 13 – 23, 2020. State Fair staff and management have already begun the process of booking entertainment and planning for the 2021 Iowa State Fair scheduled for August 12-22. According to the statement, options for 4H and FFA youth livestocks shows are currently under review.