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Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby nebugeater » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:46 am

The first concert for the 2017 Nebraska State fair has been announced.

Pentatonix will be preforming on Saturday Aug 26th with an outdoor performance like have been done for some shows the last two years.
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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby Candleshoe » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:32 pm

Brad Paisley will play an outdoor concert Aug. 25 at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.

As was the case with a Keith Urban show two years ago, Paisley’s concert will be held outside on the Fonner Park race track infield rather than indoors at the Heartland Event Center, where fair concerts are usually held.

The move outdoors allows the fair to book an artist at the level of Paisley by dramatically increasing the size of the potential audience. Urban drew nearly 12,000 people to his concert. The Heartland Event Center’s capacity is 7,500.

http://journalstar.com/entertainment/music/brad-paisley-to-play-state-fair/article_edbc7a1f-f236-5e3c-8109-78668d8c5aea.html

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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby Candleshoe » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:50 am

http://nebraska.tv/features/state-fair/ ... and-island


Lincoln mayor impressed with State Fair in Grand Island

Friday was Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler's first trip, and he's impressed.

“This is a great, great fair and I'm actually surprised how developed it is, how sophisticated it is, frankly it's better organized in a physical sense than it ever was in Lincoln,” he said.


Beutler says both communities have benefited from the decision to move the fair from Lincoln to Grand Island.
He said, “Lincoln campus needed to expand and what's happened at Innovation Campus has been very positive for the whole state. By the same token, this fair has definitely benefited from the change.”
This is now year number eight in Grand Island.
We also talked to Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley. He remembers people who said Grand Island could never support the fair, but he says the naysayers have been proven wrong year after year.
In fact, the fair now attracts more visitors than it did in Lincoln.

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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby Candleshoe » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:32 pm

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-r ... 1675b.html
Joseph McDermott, the fair's general manager, said 136,275 people visited the fair in Grand Island over the first four days. That's a 5.5 percent increase over the same Friday-through-Monday stretch of 2016.

Last year, nearly 361,000 people attended the 11-day event.

Pentatonix drew a sellout crowd of 12,846 on Saturday, when attendance at the fair approached 63,000. That's the second biggest day in the fair's history since moving to Grand Island in 2010.

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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby Candleshoe » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:40 pm

A few images I'd taken over the first weekend of the State Fair.

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

ImageNebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe, on Flickr

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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby nebugeater » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:59 pm

Nice stuff

We hope to be there on Sunday.
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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:03 am

As always, great pics every year!

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Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:36 am

Nebraska State Fair attendance up almost 5 percent over last year

Joseph McDermott, executive director of the fair, said Tuesday that attendance at the annual event, which ran from Aug. 25 through Monday, was 379,108, up 18,001 over 2016 for an almost 5 percent increase.

The 2017 attendance is about 10,000 fairgoers shy of the record number of 389,171 established in 1997 in Lincoln, he said.

In 2009, the last year the State Fair was held in Lincoln, attendance was 367,203. The fair moved to Grand Island the following year.


The stat that amazed me was the turnout for Pentatonix. NE state fair actually drew 20% more than IA. 12,843 vs 10,643.


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