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Carnival bails from Faribault County Fair

By Staff | Jul 13, 2017

It was not good news.

This past Tuesday the Faribault County Fair fair board held a special meeting after having just learned that their carnival for this year’s fair is not coming.

Fair board chairperson Sara Gack says they were shocked to receive a message from Cody Amusements informing them of the cancellation. And, it was not just Faribault County getting the bad news. Cody Amusements also cancelled out of going to other area fairs, such as Le Sueur County Fair.

No explanation was given by the carnival company for the cancellation.

“We wanted to inform the public right away,” Gack says. “And, to say we are exploring other options to provide some type of amusement entertainment. We have a little time before the fair, but it is late in the season to be able to book anything.”

Gack says the plan is to have something at the fair, and hope they will be able to announce what that something is by next week.

“This was an unforeseen change in our plans for the fair,” Gack says. “We want to be up front and open about it to the public. We hope there will continue to be a lot of support for the fair.”