If you visit the Minnesota State Fair and order a small beer or soda, there’s a good chance it won’t have “Minnesota State Fair” on it. Five days in and the fair already ran out.
“Everything is in short supply,” said Stephanie Shimp, co-owner of Blue Barn in the West End.
According to a fair spokesperson, a combination of shipping delays and supply chain problems caused them to run out of plastic cups with logos on them. Also a factor: the fair ordered the cups late because of uncertainty over whether there would be a State Fair in 2021.