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Post Info TOPIC: Back to the Fifties CANCELLED AGAIN !!!!

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Back to the Fifties CANCELLED AGAIN !!!!

I'm SICK of this freakin' covid crap and the dictator governor.

During a special Board Meeting on April 27, 2021 the Board of Directors were forced to make the difficult decision to once again postpone the 47th Annual Back to the 50’s Weekend, the new dates are June 17-19, 2022. The MSRA Board of Directors were faced with several insurmountable restrictions put in place by the Governor’s executive orders and the Minnesota Department of Health’s guidelines to those executive orders. After a long meeting with the Attorney General’s Office and the State of Minnesota the many guidelines and restrictions in place at the time of postponement include:


  • 10,000 people max at any one time on the fairgrounds. MSRA must monitor participant and spectator gates and count people as they enter and exit to control the attendance at all times.
  • Masks must be worn at all times (indoor and outdoor).
  • MSRA must provide hand sanitizer stations and MDH signage throughout the fairgrounds.
  • Everyone that enters the fairgrounds must agree to the terms of MDH’s self-screening.
  • Per MDH’s guidelines you can walk around the event in groups of not more than six people. Once you are in a group of six, you cannot change groups and groups of six must socially distance from other groups of six.
  • Buildings will need to have separate entrances and exits.
  • Buildings will have limited capacities and attendance must be controlled at all times by MSRA.
  • Vendors must have their own C-19 plan and submit it to MSRA prior to the start of the event.
  • Outside vendors that have tents with 50% or more of the sides covered will be considered an indoor space and will have to comply with the indoor rules.
  • Campgrounds must follow the current State of Minnesota’s campground guidelines.
  • Food must be consumed in designated areas near the food vendor where it was purchased, no walking and eating / drinking.
  • MSRA is responsible for enforcing all of the current guidelines and dealing with those that do not comply. If the Attorney General’s Office or the Minnesota Department of Health see any violations of the Governor’s executive order and / or the MDH’s guidelines they can shut the event down at any time and / or fine the MSRA for any such violations.


With the above guidelines there is no way we can have our event this year. With only 10,000 people allowed that would not even let in half of the registered participants. If you figure two people per car, plus spectators, the allowed attendance would need to be closer to 40,000. Also, MSRA and our volunteers would be tasked with enforcing the guidelines and we do not feel that is appropriate to ask of our volunteers.

We know this news is very disappointing, and all of us feel the same. By making the decision to announce the event cancellation now, we hope that you are able to cancel or change your travel plans with minimal impact. We are extremely grateful for all of our supporters during these


Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

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Sad, especially when the Gov. is saying the State Fair will be "Pretty close to normal"rolleyestsktsk


Bruce L. - Lakeville MN

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