Cultural Heritage Entertainment and Demonstrations
These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;
Suggestion boxes will be posted in four areas of fairground.Survey audiences at heritage demonstrations.Fair staff will observe audiences and assess programming success.
Many positive comments. Audience was usually engaged and asked questions. Fair will be moving demonstrations to a different area to attract larger audiences.
Stevens County Agricultural Society
To provide educational and entertaining events that showcase the many diverse cultures of Stevens County, and purchase a sound system to enhance performances and demonstrations.