After much discussion, it is with deep regret and sadness that the Benton County Agricultural Society has canceled the 2020 Benton County Fair scheduled for August 4-9. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current restrictions and the unknown future regarding large group gatherings and required protocol, it became apparent that we would not be able to have a normal fair. The health and safety of our community, fair guests, volunteers, exhibitors and vendors is our top priority.

We are extremely disappointed but know that the right decision has been made based on the potential impossibility of monitoring and enforcing social distancing requirements, disinfecting and the inability to guarantee a safe community event as well as preserving the financial stability to present future fairs.

We appreciate the support of everyone involved in the fair and will miss not being able to put on the fun community event this year but will make the fair in 2021 bigger, better and the best yet. See you August 3-8, 2021! 

Take care and stay safe!!



Presentations made by Doug Ohmann and the residing of the Heritage Building in 2019 were made possible through a grant that helps Minnesota  county fairs preserve and promote Minnesota agriculture, and provide access to the arts and the state’s agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage. Funds come from the Minnesota Legislature through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program (AGRI) and the Legacy Amendment.


The FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts demonstrations were made possible in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.