I wouldn't go if they required masks outside.I used to hate the fair. However, in the last five years or so I've flipped and gone all in. (My wife couldn't believe it.) I was ready to go this year until they announced that masks weren't a requirement. Don't need to participate in our own little Sturgis.
I believe only about 3 park and ride places this year as opposed to about 10. That will gobble up the parking places.I should add that parking is going to be a big unknown this year. I think a lot of people are going to avoid park and rides. Street parking is tough during a regular year, this year I think it will be next to impossible.
I believe only about 3 park and ride places this year as opposed to about 10. That will gobble up the parking places.
I hope not, it would be great if the fair was not packed. I think it will likely be packed.Minnesota's State Fair opens next Thursday, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the “Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together” isn't going to be the fair you remember from 2019, either.www.mprnews.org
I think Jerry is totally wrong on this. My read is that the crowds will be back with a vengeance, especially the first weekend.
Iowa State Fair attendance through first five days:The real test is seeing what's going on at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. I can't imagine we'll be that much different I guess. They started on the 12th and run through the 22nd. No big outbreaks reported yet.
State fairs in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin also are offering COVID-19 vaccinations as the delta variant spreads nationwide.www.desmoinesregister.com
That's perfectly fine.they would have to have people manning every entry point, or reduce the number of entry points. Either way, it would slow down the entry process and create bottlenecks.
That's perfectly fine.
Make people download an app that verifies vaccination via a database. You show your barcode on the app, scan verifies it's not made up and you're good. Exactly the same as an e-ticket.
They have that big, newish entry point up where the buses unload. Maybe keep one more. That's plenty. If you don't want the long lines, don't come.
Let's be honest -- there are two completely separate fairs.Sounds good in principle, for people who are comfortable with downloading apps and barcodes, etc.
so, if you don't know how to do that, or don't have a smartphone, you can't go to the fair? That's not going to fly. And I think that's part of the reason the Fair Board decided not to go that route.
A lot of people are not comfortable with that. Shoot, I'm terrible at that stuff. I have to get a HS kid to show me how do anything like that on my phone.
Let's be honest -- there are two completely separate fairs.
One fair is for Metro people: come in for an afternoon or a long day, eat some fried shit, see some stuff, maybe walk down the midway for a game or ride, go to some buildings, perhaps see a show at the grandstand, call it a day.
The other fair is for all the out-state farmer people, who actually care about the animals, 4H stuff, rodeo, all that stuff.
The latter group is entirely why the fair made the decision as it did. Entirely, and soley. They would've boycotted the fair if they did mandates, apps, etc.
I do not know the Mexican village but heritage square had that single exit/entrance via those crooked steps. I liked it but it was no way designed for those crowds.Yes, but I was thinking Heritage square has always been a fairly open area whereas Mexican village is pretty closed in and thus a bit of a fire hazard with few exits.
I do not know the Mexican village but heritage square had that single exit/entrance via those crooked steps. I liked it but it was no way designed for those crowds.