Fair season starts in Nebraska

Published: Jul. 10, 2017 at 10:56 AM CDT
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Fair season is underway in Nebraska. County fairs showcase the best the state has to offer-- including 4-H and FFA, carnival rides and overall fun.

From the rides to the animals and the food, there are several options for Nebraskans to get their fair fix this summer.

“Fairs are kicking off everywhere this week,” said Doug Brand with the Seward County Fair. “There are great opportunities for local people to check out exhibits and have fun.”

With fairs happening across the state, Brand says it’s important for families to head out and support the local communities that provide quality entertainment for Nebraskans.

“We’re pretty proud of our fairs,” said Brand, “Many fairs are getting upgraded with air conditioning so people can be comfortable and enjoy local competitions, carnivals and free shows. It’s inexpensive entertainment for families.”

One fair that is happening soon is the Butler County Fair. The fair will be held in David City from July 18-22, and will include activities for those of all ages.

“We have a truck show and shine—where approximately 60 semis come and have a display,” said Marilyn Smith with the Butler County Fair. “We also have a car show, “Figure 8” races, a demo derby and so much more.”

Another big addition to the Butler County Fair is a brand new, air conditioned facility. This will be the first year the building is used for the fair.

“It’s a 17,000 square foot building,” said Smith. “Before, we did not have a place where with air conditioning or climate control, and this building will provide all of that so we are so excited.”

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