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The Freeborn County Fair is back on for 2021!

According to KIMT.com and several other news sources, the Freeborn County Fair shared in a press release the news that their fair is back on the schedule for August 3rd -8th in Albert Lea, Minnesota and without limitations.

So far, I don't see any information posted by them on their Facebook page or their website.  I did reach out to the Freeborn County Fair to get a copy of the press release and to confirm but haven't heard back from them yet.

Wasn't the Freeborn County Fair Canceled Already?

You aren't dreaming things.  The Freeborn County Fair was in fact already canceled for 2021.  On April 30th, my co-worker, Luke Lonien, reported that the announcement was made that the county fair would be canceled.  The story claimed that a variety of factors were part of this decision including the limitations of people in indoor and outdoor entertainment events and the cost to provide entertainment.  You can read the full story here.

More Fun Events Happening This Summer in Southeast Minnesota

Every day we are hearing of more and more fun activities and events being added to the calendar and it is just putting a smile on my face.  The year of "nothing to do" seems to finally be coming to an end!  Here's a few other fun events happening that you might enjoy (and you can win tickets to all of these too!):

Right here in Rochester, we've got Thursdays Downtown to look forward to as well!  Keep scrolling to see a bunch of other fun events happening in the heart of the Med City.

Listen to Jessica Williams weekdays from 6 am until 10 am on the Y-105FM Early Morning Show with James and Jessica.

LOOK: Downtown Rochester Activities Planned For 2021

Rochester Downtown Alliance are currently planning Rochester's favorite summer events and are hopeful that crowds can return for the later half for 2021 during Thursdays Downtown. While we wait for the official news, check out the list of planned events for downtown Rochester.