State Fair Releases 2016 Theme

The theme for the 2016 Nebraska State Fair has been chosen, and it pays tribute to all competitors who bring their “A Game” to the fair each year.

Grand Champions. Made in Nebraska.

According to marketing and sponsorship director Shaun Schleif, “When the Nebraska State Fair moved to Grand Island, the board of directors pledged to refocus the fair on agriculture. It has been a resounding success and this year’s theme is a tip of the hat to those who are involved in agricultural, livestock and equine events.

Schleif said, “The theme also honors those young people that work so hard on their domestic and competitive exhibits, and to those that are grand champions of the many competitions we have during the 11 days of the fair.”

The Nebraska State Fair features a lot of different competitions each year, from the Galaxy of Stars talent contest, the Firefighter Combat Challenge, the Country Showdown and the Nebraska State Fair Marathon, to name a few. In the end, each competition will crown a grand champion, made in Nebraska.

“We’ve long considered the Nebraska State Fair as the “State Tournament” for our state’s young people,” Schleif said, “Each working so hard at the county level to reach the state fair. It’s a showcase of everything that’s great about Nebraska.”

The Nebraska State Fair runs from August 26 to September 5, in Grand Island.