ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Olmsted County Fair operators are pushing for lawmakers to expand on an amendment protecting the live entertainment industry – so that fairs and carnivals can survive in 2021.
The addition to the Braun Amendment 990 would allow the mobile entertainment industry – including fairs and carnivals – to apply for the Shuttered Venue Grant Program.
The grant supports live ticketed organizations that were shut down during the pandemic.
That includes movie theaters and performing arts – but leaves out agricultural fairs.
Brandon Helgeson with the Olmsted County Fair says this is financially impacting food vendors and other businesses that rely on fairs as a significant source of income.
He says, “I’m not advocating just for our fair, I’m advocating for every fair, if we don’t see

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