Princess Kay will go on despite no Minnesota State Fair

A program that traditionally kicks off the Minnesota State Fair will continue despite the Fair’s cancellation.

Current Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Amy Kyllo of Byron, tells Brownfield it’s important to look for opportunity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Obviously Princess Kay does do a lot of things at the State Fair, but we’re still having butter sculpting. And we’re still going to have a coronation, etc etc.”

This year’s coronation will be private, and the butter sculpting won’t be open to the public either.

“But people will get to check it out on Princess Kay’s Facebook page. We’re just looking for new opportunities (which) I think is something for me to learn this year is that there are so many new opportunities. And hey, this isn’t what we were expecting, but really it’s given us a chance to stretch our wings.”

Kyllo says the adjustment of going from many in-person gatherings before the pandemic to virtual classroom visits and drive-up events has benefited her.

The Princess Kay program is nearly 70 years old and is used to promote Minnesota’s dairy industry.

The coronation August 12th and butter sculpting the following two weeks will be livestreamed on Princess Kay’s Facebook page.

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