The Benton County Fair, held each year in Sauk Rapids, announced they're still planning on opening as scheduled for the 2020 fair in August.

They made the announcement Monday via a post on their Facebook page amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fair wrote, "We are monitoring things closely, adding in extra safety precautions, hand washing stations, etc. we will keep you updated here, but as of right now we are still busy preparing and can't wait to open our gates."

This year's fair is slated for August 4th through 9th at the Benton County Fair Grounds.

The Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre is also planning on opening this year. On their Facebook page they wrote, "Our neighboring counties are still planning for a 2020 Fair season and so are we! Stay tuned here and on our Website for further information."

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