Financial Services website, SmartAsset.com has ranked the Nebraska State Fair the 10th best in the nation.
According to Nebraska State Fair executive director, Joseph McDermott, “We were surprised to learn of the ranking from someone outside the fair industry. They based their ranking on adult and youth admission prices, attendance, daily precipitation averages and the length of each state fair.”
Out of 38 state fairs reviewed, the web site ranked Nebraska 10th because it has been an annual ritual since 1868—with an equivalent of 19% of the state’s population attending the fair last year. They also mention the fair’s concerts like Lady Antebellum and Chris Tomlin as highlights for this year’s fair.
The top ten fairs include: North Dakota, Arizona, Delaware, Washington, Tulsa, Iowa, Oklahoma, Alaska, New Mexico and Nebraska.
McDermott said, “We enjoy it each time the Nebraska State Fair is recognized. Our fairgoers rank us very high each year. We’re glad to be doted upon by those who attend and those who take it upon themselves to find out what a wonderful event we have.”
The Nebraska State Fair runs from August 26 to September 5 in Grand Island.