COVID-19 choices: Mississippi Valley Fair moving ahead, Blues Fest is not

Festival and fair organizers have made tough decisions, and there may be more changes ahead.


Klockau said the board thought a flare-up of COVID-19 in the fall could make things worse, and even at 50 percent capacity, concerts don't make enough money.

On this point, organizers of fest and fair agree: "If it’s at 50 percent capacity, we’d have to cancel the concerts for sure." said Loter, adding that the Mississippi Valley Fair board would wait until early July to decide once and for all if it would have to make more changes to its entertainment, or cancel the fair. 

"A lot of unknowns. We’ll have to get through at least the month of June. But right now, we’re gonna plan for it like we’re having it," he said.