Across America, State Fairs are in free fall. Almost all public owned State Fairs across all states have announced cancellations for 2020.
As organizers try to stay connected with fans by through creative fair food stations and online art shows, the reality is that many of these entities will be changed forever by a public avoiding crowded urban spaces. The Minnesota State Fair famed butter sculpting contest will be streamed on Facebook. The North Carolina State Fair is offering a weekend drive thru lane where you can pickup food favorites such as deep fried banana pudding or oreos.
This is all happening as people are heading outside in record numbers. The lakes are oceans are packed with boaters, parks are experiencing record attendance, and Americans are ready to do get outside and do something. Outside spaces are safe zones where families can explore and have some of that “social distance” fun.
Family farms such as pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards, and agritourism in general is poised for a record fall season. The competition has been eliminated and people are going to head to the country for some ole fashion farm fun. Savvy Agritourism operators are gearing up for a big finish to what has been a most unusual year. If you are looking for a farm to visit this fall to get your fix in on festival foods without State Fair crowds, checkout directory www.thefarmfest.com