Sarpy County Fair taking safety steps before fair

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 19:05:46-04

The Sarpy County Fair is coming.

Rides are being unloaded and set up for people to enjoy this week.

"Hopefully by tomorrow everything will be pretty well in place."

Sarpy County Ag Society President Rich Jansen says they are expecting up to 65 thousand people, so safety remains a priority.

"Wednesday around noon we will have an inspector come out and make sure all the rides are safe."

About 30 rides will be running this week.

Jansen says they use state inspectors to prevent a tragic accident from happening.

"They check for stressed cracks, they check for safety pins that aren't in place; they make sure that all safety railings are in proper place."

It's something organizers do to be proactive.

"You never know when something can happen and anyway we can prevent it that's what we try to do."

The tractor pull is another family favorite, but it can be dangerous if spectators get too close.

"We got barriers and we are not allowing people inside of the track fence.”

“A lot of these issues happen in the past, people will have a tendency to stand at the end of the track."

Organizers say overall they are hoping for great weather and for people to have fun.

 "It's a good place to come and see livestock, rides, farm exhibits."