6/18/2014 2:37:00 PM Grant income enhances Cannon Valley Fair
by Sue Sullivan
Owing to an increase of .275 sales tax, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has developed a program to give county fairs money to use for specified purposes. The Cannon Valley Fair is one of only two private fairs to receive monies from this account.
This year the CV Fair received $10,000. Eligibility for use includes anything that will enhance programming and showcase talent. Included are 4-H and open class displays, lighting, a new shade canopy over the new stage (built with 2013 monies received), wood workshops, the Sled Dogs show, Pioneer Photo, Robotic Puppets and the three bands.