Attendance won't be limited and masks won't be required.
A bone-chilling day couldn't dampen enthusiasm at fairgrounds.
The sold-out "Kick Off to Summer" will allow 10,000 people to roam the grounds at a time.
Gov. Tim Walz met with business leaders to discuss further easing of COVID-19 restrictions and commended Minnesotans for a vaccine uptake rate that "out-vaccinated the surge."
A great many things have to come together before a Great Minnesota Get-Together, and almost none of them can wait.
The "Great Minnesota Get-Back-Together" will return on Aug. 26 and run through Labor Day, Sept. 6.
A drop in COVID-19 cases and rising vaccination rates have sparked optimism.
The two long weekends in October are a follow-up to the summer event that turned the fairgrounds into a drive-through for the first time in history.