It is with great regret and heavy hearts that we would like to announce that the Carlton County Agriculture Society Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Carlton County Fair.
This decision tonight came after many difficult discussions with fair and community representatives. We reviewed guidelines put forth by the Minnesota governors orders, Minnesota Federation of County Fairs, and our ability to manage social distancing guidelines. We also had many discussions on not only doing what was best for the health and safety of all those involved in the fair, but how hosting such a large event could effect our small community. After a silent room, tears had by some, we decided what was in the best interest of all considering the pandemic is to cancel the Carlton County Fair for 2020.
Although we have canceled the fair we will remain open for events that follow the governors guidelines, and social distancing guidelines. Examples of these events being, weddings, graduation parties, camping, horse shows, and supporting our 4-H program after the University of Minnesota Extension Service announces further guidelines on 4-H events.
We would like to send our greatest appreciation to all of our fair participants, volunteers, vendors, employees, and everyone who makes the Carlton County Fair possible.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.
Note: The Carlton County Fairgrounds is owned & operated by the Carlton County Agricultural & Industrial Society. It is not City or County owned. We have shareholders that own a share of the Fair
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE FAIR MANAGER
Welcome to the 130th Carlton County Fair! Stipe Shows will provide the midway. This is quality family entertainment at its BEST!
Other entertainment in the Hartman Pavilion. Military Day is Saturday - Retired Vets get themselves and spouse in for free.
* Develop a statement about how important it is to have a vet/cliental relationship while developing a vaccination program.
* It is highly recommended that animals being brought to the Carlton County fair are vaccinated and that all vaccinations (as required) are completed at least 4 weeks prior to that start of the County fair. This is to protect your animal as well as others being shown.
* When your animals are returning home from the County fair, it is advised to isolate them to be sure the potential for illness does not impact your entire herd. It is recommended to keep them isolated for 30 days, but at a minimum 14 days. Isolating your show animals will prevent you from treating your entire herd if illness would occur.
* In an effort to reduce exposure, several herds have offered to bring extra calves to have available for other youth/4-H'ers to show and experience working with livestock. Please call the fair office or the barn superintendent to make arrangements. There may be a small fee associated with leasing animals.
* Finally, it is important to remember anything you can do to help reduce stress for your animal will allow them a better opportunity to combat illness. These items include: temp control, hauling in your own water, and feed/silage/forage remaining the same.
* To ensure animals have been properly prepared to participate at the County fair, all animals have to be ID'd for 4-H by May 15th . If showing in open class have a signed vet form with the following: verification of the farm/farmer, address, phone number, species, breed, age/DOB of animal and ID. This information will be collected by the barn superintendents as the animals arrive.