The Untold Story of the 2021 MN State Fair in the Time of COVID

The Untold Story of the 2021 MN State Fair in the Time of COVID


In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with a variety of Minnesota State Fair exhibitors as the fair kicks off Thursday, August 26.

Normally, KVSC along with AMPERS, the Association of Minnesota Public and Educational Radio Stations, would be broadcasting live from the Fair, but due to concerns over COVID and the Delta Variant, we will not be at the Fair this year. However, the folks Jeff talks with today will be, and they are all excited to see what this very different year at the Fair brings!

There are discussions about Princess Kay and the passing of the butter knife after a 50 year tradition, a new sensory building supported by Fraser to help with those who are a little overwhelmed by everything at the Fair, innovative research from the University of Minnesota’s Driven to Discover, the MPCA’s Eco Experience has brought an 18,000 lb ice cube, and the Common Table explores how our food and eating habits are changing and what we can do to stay healthy.