98th Annual Cuming County Fair

98th Annual Cuming County Fair
Courtesy of Cuming County Fair.

WEST POINT – Another northeast Nebraska fair is set to take center stage in the coming days.

The 2020 Cuming County Fair will mark the 98th annual event and is scheduled for Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16 in West Point located at 300 West Washington Street.

Brian Meiergerd is serving his second year as the Cuming County Fairboard President. He said the fair is moving forward after working with the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.

“We’re in touch with them weekly in case there is any changes that have happened whether good or bad changes,” said Meiergerd. “They’re helping us kind of try to promote the social distancing and what they feel would be a good way to move forward with some of the certain events at the fair that can be fairly congested.”

Some events have been canceled following the health directives with no carnivals, indoor dances, a parade or certain events where it’s hard to keep six-feet apart. Fairboard members will be going around cleaning their high-traffic areas and mainly food vendors are required to wear masks.

For those who feel sick are asked to remain home. All of those who work the fair will go through protocol checks and have their temperatures taken.

Thursday’s evening event will be highlighted by the Mid-America Truck & Tractor Pull at 7:30 p.m.; Friday will be highlighted by the Outlaw Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.; Bullriding is also scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday followed by Shelia Greenland who will perform an outdoor concert Saturday night from 8 – 11 p.m. and the demolition derby will begin at noon Sunday.

Advanced tickets are also be offered through cumingcountyfair.com. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 10 – 15 as nine and under are free while season passes for adults are $30 and then $15 for children ages 10 – 15.

“They can also come to the fair office if they want to but with the social distancing being pushed this year,” Meiergerd added. “We thought it’d be good to move forward with the e-tix so be people can use credit cards. Or they can buy their tickets at the gate using a credit card or cash, either way.”

Contact the Cuming County Fairboard at 402-372-5877 or email ccfair@abbnebraska.com with any questions. Also, like the Cuming County Fair Facebook page for more information.

Meiergerd would like to thank everyone who volunteers at the fair.

“They’re coming helping us clean out buildings, setting up safety tape or I mean just there’s so much maintenance that can happen over a year’s time that you don’t realize until, boom, the week before the fair,” Meiergerd mentioned. “And this year, the health department they’ve been great to work with.”

Hear Brian Meiergerd talk about all of the events taking place during the Cuming County Fair.