A Fair To Remember

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email
What: Nebraska State Fair

When: August 22nd though September 1st

Where: Fonner Park, Grand Island

Web: StateFair.org

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Whether you go for the fried Nutella (yeah, it's a thing), the sundae on a stick (also a thing) or the "only-at-a-state-fair" entertainment like the "Penguins of the Arctic High Diving Show," the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island is definitely worth checking out this year.

There are numerous (read: lots, gob, tons, bazillions) of activities and things to see and eat at the Nebraska State Fair, so go to StateFair.org for the full monty. Here's a few highlights:

  • The Timberworks Lumberjack Show includes such events as axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving

  • The Wolf Pack show presents the mystical enigmatic wolf, actually, a whole pack, performing right before your eyes

  • The XPOGO Stunt Team, an extreme pogo performance team that jumps over nine feet in the air on next-generation pogo sticks while throwing down flips and incredible tricks

  • Penguins of the Arctic High Diving Show features "penguins" (dressed as humans) diving into a pool of water from more than 80 feet above. The “fire dive” ends the ceremonies.

  • The Marvelous Mutts are dogs that flip and fly to snatch Frisbees out of the air, racing through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed and leaping into a pool of water

    B.J. Thomas, Michael W. Smith, Terry Factor, Karmin (pictured) and Brantley Gilbert are among the concerts being presented at the fair, which runs through September 1st.


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