Fairmont will be the host community for the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Governor Tim Walz made the announcement during Friday night’s banquet. Visit Fairmont submitted the application to host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Fairmont was selected through an application process that considered available hunting land, event facilities, travel recreation opportunities and community support. The 2020 event, scheduled for October 9-10, will be the tenth annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.