MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When a Montrose couple set out to visit every fair in each of Minnesota’s 87 counties, they found it would take them years to realize their goal.
Liz and Jerry Paetow began the quest 11 years ago to visit every county fair in the state. There are 90 fairs.READ MORE: 'This Is A Test For Minnesota': Protesters Outside Governor's Mansion Call For Justice In Derek Chauvin Trial
In the coming weeks, the couple will knock off the five remaining fairs, completing their bucket list with a visit the southwest St. Louis County fair in Floodwood the last weekend in August.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspect In Fatal Shooting Near George Floyd Memorial
To mark their progress, Liz and Jerry collect premium booklets at each fair and place pins on a map to track where they have been.MORE NEWS: As Spring Allergies Spike, Doctors Say Test For COVID As A Precaution
Several of the 87 counties in Minnesota are so large that they have two separate fairs.