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2023 Nebraska state fair draws record crowds

2023 Nebraska state fair draws record crowds

By Scout Nelson

The 2023 Nebraska State Fair reached a new high in attendance, welcoming 311,909 guests, which marked a notable 8.5% increase from the previous year. This achievement highlights the fair's enduring appeal and its successful adaptation post-pandemic.

Jaime Parr, the Executive Director of the fair, emphasized the event's diverse weather conditions and robust programming as key factors in this year's success. Despite some hot and stormy days, many guests experienced enjoyable weather, contributing to the high turnout.

This year's fair featured several new initiatives, such as the Fair-tastic Friday, aimed at providing a comfortable environment for visitors with sensory sensitivities.

The fair also thrilled audiences with the ATV Big Air Tour and Ultimate Bullriding, alongside a concert series sponsored by the Nebraska Lottery that brought in national acts.

The fair's offerings were comprehensive, with thousands of livestock entries and a wide array of food and entertainment options, ensuring that every visitor found something to appreciate. Notably, the fair celebrated its four millionth visitor in Grand Island this year, a testament to its growth and popularity.

As the fair concluded, organizers announced the theme for 2024, "All Roads Lead to Fun," setting the stage for another year of excitement and community celebration in Grand Island from August 23 to September 2, 2024.

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