WAYNE – The 95th Wayne County Fair will be held Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 30 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on the west side of town.
Early season passes will be on sale from Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, May 14 for $30. Tickets will then go up to $40 Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, July 25 and $45 at the gate during the fair. Daily admission prices are $15.
Passes can be purchased at all banks in Wayne County and Wakefield bank, as well as Pac N’ Save, The Station in Carroll and Jensen’s Café in Winside.
Kevin Davis is the President this year and Rod Gilliland will be Vice President. Davis said the board will add their last phase of the building funds from the State Fair Grounds.
“We are putting up a new sheep barn and get the old one down,” said Davis. “It’ll match the rest of the ones that we put up. The horse barn, hog barn and small animals; so that’ll be all done for the fair.”
With Richards Amusement not coming back to the Wayne County Fair, the board found River City Carnival out of Greeley, Nebraska.
There will be wristbands every day.
Dave Jaeger, a Fair Board member, added Thursday night Bullriding is back.
“If you’ve been coming to the bull riding the last couple of years it’s been getting better and better all the time,” Jaeger added. “We don’t see it being every different this year. We’re looking at having the Wards back to put on a great show.”
Last year there were seven classes during the Tractor Pull, this year’s Friday night pull will feature 10 classes according Davis.
“We just signed a big class a week ago,” Davis mentioned. “It’s called the Super Stock Diesels, so this is going to be a lot of the big boys coming in.”
The annual BBQ will also take place Friday night.
Saturday’s concert will open with the Dylan Bloom Band with the headliner performance being Joe Nichols followed by the demo derby will concluding the Wayne County Fair on Sunday.
Jaeger said they’ll be trying something different with the mud-volleyball tournament where the mud drags are at.
“To keep improving a fair you can’t keep doing the same thing every year,” Jaeger added. “You got to try a do a little bit different every year and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
All-Star wrestling will also be in the spot where the wood carver was for a couple of days.
Hear the complete interview with both Dave Jaeger and Kevin Davis on the View from Wayne America Friday, March 31 just after 9 a.m. on Big Red Country 104.9.