Get Involved with the Nebraska State Fair


Although the Nebraska State Fair is still a month away, volunteers are signing up now to help make the fair a success.

The state fair begins August 23 and runsthrough September 2 this year. There are severalopportunities for the general public to volunteer and take part in all the excitement andfestivities.

Nebraska 4-H is looking for volunteers to help judge exhibits and serve as building hosts and greeters. Volunteers are needed foreducational exhibits in the 4-H building, serving as the Lil' Green Mascot andassisting with 4-H contests. Individuals interested in these volunteer opportunities can contact their local extension office.

The Nebraska State Fair is also looking for volunteers tohelp with the many other aspects of the fair. To check out those options, go to www.statefair.organd click the About Us tab where the volunteer link is located.

The state fair website is also the perfect place to find the schedule of events taking place each day at the fair. Individuals wanting to exhibit open class items can also sign up by heading to the website and clicking "Entry Book". Be sure to check it out soon before the entry deadline arrives.