WAYNE – Wednesday, April 1 was the scheduled date to open presale Wayne County Fair tickets. In mind of COVID-19 and keeping everyone healthy, the Wayne County Agriculture Society decided to postpone this opening.
The 98th annual Wayne County Fair is scheduled for July 23 – 26.
President of the Wayne County Ag Society, Dave Jaeger announced last week their April 1 preseason ticket sales were postponed until May 1.
“We sell most of our tickets at the banks and the grocery stores,” said Jaeger. “I guess we just want to burden them with messing around selling tickets right now. We’ll have plenty of time to sell these tickets later on. We’ll just be going on sale with them at a later date.”
Season passes will now go on sale May 1 – June 15 for their early bird price of $35, subject to change. Other preseason prices will be announced at a later date as single admission to the fair is $15 per person and full price passes are $50.
“We would have to sell all these tickets through the drive-up windows,” Jaeger added. “Hopefully things balance out in another month and it looks a lot better and life can go on as normal. But right now, I think we need to do what we can to protect people too.”
Tickets could be purchased at Pac N’ Save, BankFirst (Wayne/Wakefield), Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust (Wayne/Hoskins), State Nebraska Bank & Trust, F&M Bank, Wayne County Bank (Winside), Farmers State Bank (Carroll), The Station (Carroll) and Bailey’s Hair & Nails (Wayne).
With nothing real pressing for April, the Wayne County Agricultural Society canceled their Thursday, April 9 meeting due to COVID-19. Their next meeting will be on Thursday, May 14.
“We have really no big projects planned this year but we’ve got a lot of maintenance we want to do,” Jaeger mentioned. “Maybe pour some different places, we need to pour some cement up by the grandstand and different things like that. Something that we didn’t get done last year that we wanted to get done.”
The 2020 Wayne County Fair entertainment will feature Shenandoah with special guest Restless Heart on Saturday, July 25.
Bullriding will be back during Thursday of the fair, tractor pull Friday and following Saturday’s concerts will be the demo derby on Sunday, July 26. The 2019 Wayne County Fair also received pull of the year again from their Friday night tractor pull.