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NE State Fair to allow youth events, food vendors only

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 23:44:03-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 4-H and FFA Youth will be able to participate in this year's Nebraska State Fair in late August.

The Nebraska State Fair Board announced their plans to combat the spread of COVID-19 while still having youth participate in livestock programs. More details about livestock shows will be released after further planning.

In addition to 4-H and FFA activities, families can enjoy food vendors. The board is hopeful that Hall County will continue to move into Phase 4, potentially allowing larger attractions like amusement rides and motor races.

Of course, this is all fluid depending on the next few weeks and COVID-19 cases.

The board says this year the fair will be free admission after multiple conversations to allow all families to enjoy food vendors.

The fair says safety is their first priority, and they are willing to spend more money to make sure areas are properly cleaned.

A spokesperson for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission issued the following statement Tuesday:

“Although we have discussed options, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has not made any final decisions on the breadth and the extent of its presence at the 2020 State Fair. We will evaluate what will be available and will provide updates as able.”