Wayne County Fair Closes With Demolition Derby


WAYNE – A total of five classes brought the 100th annual Wayne County Fair to a crashing conclusion during the demolition derby.

From the Wayne County Fairgrounds for one last evening of entertainment, the feature demo derby put on another great show.

Cody Henderson has been on the fair board the past seven years but has been working it longer and enjoys concluding the fair with the demolition derby.

“It’s been a ritual for I don’t know, we’ve talked about it from some of our Ameritas board members,” said Henderson. “It’s been going on 50-55 years and as long as I’ve been involved in the last 10 years, we try to make Sunday night go out with a bang.”

Derby classes being featured were limited weld; 90’s and newer, mods, bone stock a well as mini vans.

“I don’t know it’s always been fun to do,” Henderson added. “It’s always good when everything comes together. You put a lot of work into it and get everything lined up. But the drivers are the ones that put the show on.”

Earlier in the day team roping was held in the horse arena along with Ag Olympics in the Leland Herman Memorial Arena and the Sweet Tooth Contest judging in the Little Theatre.

Wildlife Encounters also concluded their weekend series of shows.

After working on several pieces, the chainsaw artist displayed his work during an auction of wood carvings followed by the presentation of colors by the 189th Transportation Company and national anthem performed by Dylan Anderson.

Prior to Sunday night’s demo derby, Winside Post 252 hosted the flag burning ceremony and Dave Merkel closed out the live entertainment line-up in the beer garden.

Visit thewaynecountyfair.com for complete details on the 100th celebration of the Wayne County Fair and like Wayne County Fair – Wayne, NE on Facebook for past photos from the weekend.