KEARNEY, Neb. — The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers (NAFM) met for their annual county fair convention in Kearney on Saturday.
Over 60 counties throughout Nebraska attended the convention to check out new vendors, musicians and other opportunities for upcoming fairs this summer.
NAFM President Maxine Schotz said that the focus of this year's convention is amusement ride safety.
"Today we even had the safety inspector come in and explain some of his new safety laws and some of the things that are going through the legislature right now, that will probably be in place before our season comes," said Schotz.
From caricatures, impersonators and other talents, vendors were out displaying all things fun for families to enjoy this summer.
Schotz said that having the counties come together at the convention has great benefits for future county fairs.
"We put on a convention each year here in Kearney, each year we have the showcase, we get together, we have table topics and lots of discussions. We give each county when they come, ideas and they get new information from us and other counties to take back to their county and use their ideas," said Schotz.
The NAFM President said that the organization has several new vendors and has increased sponsorship for 2019 making it possible to see new additions to future fair lineups.