Back to the ’50s event canceled in 2021
In what would have been the event’s 47th year, this year’s Back to the ’50s event has been canceled due to the incapability of keeping up with COVID-19 guidelines if it were to take place as scheduled at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Last year’s event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic as well. Next year’s event is tentatively scheduled for June 17-19.
The Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) Board of Directors met with the Attorney General’s Office and the state to discuss the many things the event would have to take note of, such as crowd size, masks, vendors and more.
"MSRA is responsible for enforcing all of the current guidelines and dealing with those that do not comply. If the Attorney General’s Office of the Minnesota Department of Health sees any violations of the governor’s executive order and/or the MDH’s guidelines they can shut the event down at any time/or fine the MSRA for any such violations," the board posted in a statement.
The MSRA notes that for the event to resume, they would need the allowed attendance to be closer to 40,000 people. The organization also said it didn’t want volunteers to be tasked with enforcing guidelines.