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Decision on 2020 Iowa State Fair expected by June 15th

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) - The Iowa State Fair Board is still holding out hope the event will be able to take place this summer amid the outbreak of COVID-19.

Many county fairs, already making the difficult decision to cancel this year.

The Iowa State Fair board says organizers are still reviewing plans on how the event can safely carry on. The board is expected to reach a final decision by June 15th.

We ask that you continue to be patient as we gather and analyze the many unique experiences that Iowans hold near and dear at the Iowa State Fair. We don’t take this decision lightly and we know that time is of the essence.

Iowa State Fair Board

Grandstand headliner Chris Stapleton has already pulled out of his scheduled performance after canceling his tour due to the coronavirus. His concert has already been rescheduled for the 2021 Iowa State Fair, on August 19th.

Meg Swanson

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