U.P. State Fair Authority memeber, State Sen. Ed McBroom, talks about the authority's decision Monday to postpone the fair until 2021 due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions.
The Upper Peninsula State Fair has been postponed until 2021. The U.P. State Fair Authority made the decision after determining that they would not be able to meet the current crowd restrictions.
Skerbick Entertainment Group was also denied permission to operate its fair rides.
The Fair Authority and Delta County Chamber worked since the beginning fo the pandemic to make the fair happen. They developed health and safety plans with local and state authorities based on the state expanding crowd size restrictions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said yesterday that she was not going to be reopening the state further by the Fourth of July.
Chamber Director Vickie Micheau says they now look forward to making the 2021 fair the “best fair yet” during a safer, healthier time.
The Fair Authority is asking that livestock departments put together a plan to hold livestock exhibitions for youth raising animals this year.