WAYNE – With the gates to the Wayne County Fairgrounds now open, the 96th annual Wayne County Fair is officially underway.
Fast-forwarding to Friday, join the Wayne County Fair Board for Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. from the Fair Office.
Kevin Davis has been President of the board for three years and he talked about a change from Wednesday moved to Sunday.
“We’re doing the flag burning right before the demolition derby (Sunday),” said Davis. “Because we’ve always done it on a Wednesday night, we thought being the people would already would in the grandstand, would be a good way to be represented that way.”
Also, the award presentations that are usually handed out Friday night, have been moved to Saturday on the stage following the 4-H Style Show at 5:30 p.m.
Jared Heithold is co-Vice President with Rod Gilliland as other officers include Treasurer David Ley and Secretary Diane Roeber.
Jared highlighted the tractor pull Thursday night which will follow the 56th annual BBQ from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
“Lucas Oil PPL League with the Nebraska Bush Pullers,” Heithold added. “That’s like we’ve had the last few years with two tracks side-by-side to keep the entertainment flowing. That starts at 6:30 p.m.”
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The River City Carnival Midway will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday as well as 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Thursday night entertainment will be the Ultimate Bullriding Tour and L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bullriding Tour at 7:30 p.m. The evening will also feature Professional Announcer and Musician, Luke Kauffman and Professional Bullriding Entertainer/Funny Man Matt Merritt. New to the fair will be a Cowboy Protection Competition where five teams of two clowns will be judged.
Gates open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday.