Scenes from the 2012 Nebraska State Fair

New Sky Tram one of many new features at Grand Island's Fonner Park.

Published on: Aug 31, 2012

The Nebraska State Fair in its third year in Grand Island continues to improve and draw crowds.

Through the first three days of the show, nearly 95,000 people came through the gates to Grand Island's Fonner Park. That attendance was on par with 2011, but bigger crowds were expected over the Labor Day weekend.

Several draws so far for the 2012 Nebraska State Fair were the U.S. senate debate between State Sen. and Republican Deb Fischer and her opponent Democrat Bob Kerrey, and the classic tractor parade which set a world record with the most tractors—964.

Another new feature drawing people was the Sky Tram that ran the length of four football fields. It gave fairgoers a bird's-eye view of the fairgrounds.

MARCHING PRIDE: The Bruning-Davenport marching band was featured during one day of the fair.
MARCHING PRIDE: The Bruning-Davenport marching band was featured during one day of the fair.

The Nebraska Cattlemen's Beef Pit continues to be popular dining location for fair visitors, with long lines each day.

But it wouldn't be a state fair without the food, livestock shows, games, midway, antique tractors, and exhibitors. Here are some of the sights from the 2012 Nebraska State Fair.


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