You can add the Iowa State Fair to the list of events canceled or postponed this year because of COVID-19.

The Iowa State Fair Board, the governing body who oversees the Iowa State Fair, today voted to postpone the 2020 Iowa State Fair until August 12-22, 2021. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of all Fairgoers.

Iowa State Fair attracts approximately one million people each year.

Iowa State Fair Manager and CEO Gary Slater said "The top priority of the Iowa State Fair has and always will be to protect the health and safety of Fairgoers. While the decision of the Iowa State Fair Board today will certainly come as a disappointment to many, the Board determined that holding a Fair in accordance with current health guidelines related to COVID-19 wasn't feasible".

The Iowa State Fair had been scheduled for August 13-23, 2020. Iowa State Fair staff and management have already begun the process of booking entertainment and planning for the 2021 Iowa State Fair scheduled for August 12-22.

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