After a year off due to COVID, Minnesotans are celebrating the return of the state fair in 2021–including the fair’s general manager Jerry Hammer.

“As human beings we’re all hard-wired to share experiences and we love to share positive experiences and when an event like the fair, which does that on so many different levels, when it doesn’t happen it just leaves a huge gap in lives.”

The fair will run this year from August 26th through Labor Day, September 6th.