The Jefferson County Fair wrapped up Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Fairbury. In typical Jefferson County Fair weather fashion, it was hot and humid but the fair this year was full of entertainment and fun for all ages.
Jefferson County board member Tony Likens said that he heard a lot of comments about the new Carnival this year and that it featured a Ferris wheel, something that the Jefferson County Fair hasn’t seen in quite some time.
One of Sunday’s highlights is the variety show put on by some of the board members and local talent. Before the entertainment portion of the show, Jefferson County Fair board president Lois Welsh presented a special award to Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury for all the volunteer hours he puts in for the fair. Zabokrstsky thanked the fair board but said that the fair board deserved just as much recognition for all their hard work.
The variety show featured dancing, humor and royalty. Newly crowned Miss Jefferson County, Macy Ohlde read her essay, and Miss Nebraska State Fair Jenni Wahonick recited a poem that she wrote about being a teacher.
While it is a lot of work for the Fair Board throughout the year and during the fair, Likens says it wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers.
:33 … without them it would not happen
And of course the last day of the fair always features the youngsters taking part in Mud tug of war, duck float, and the egg Russian roulette. It’s a messy and fun celebration to end the year’s work and the long 4 days of the Fair.