Visitors to the 2014 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, will have the opportunity to watch a movie inside a grain bin, drive virtual combines, and watch live cooking demonstrations as part of the new “Nebraska Agriculture Experience,” a world-class exhibit that will be unveiled at this year’s fair, according to a Kearney Hub article.
The new interactive showcase for Nebraska agriculture is being designed as a year-round attraction for visitors, filling one end of the 54,000-square-foot building that hosts the fair which is entering its 145th year. Nebraska Game and Parks is planning an exhibit at the opposite end of the building that will feature attractions from the old fairgrounds building in Lincoln and the middle of the new building will house a museum focusing on the history of the State Fair dating back to 1868.
These new modifications will likely only add to the already award-winning experience offered to visitors by the Nebraska State Fair, which earned a number of accolades from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions in 2013. Joseph McDermott, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, said about the recognition in a recent press release, “Our fair continues to shine when compared to fairs from all over the country and abroad. This is a testament to the State Fair staff, board, superintendents and everyone involved in creating a one of a kind experience for fairgoers throughout the state.”
The 2014 Nebraska State Fair’s new “Nebraska Agriculture Experience” will offer a world-class experience to visitors, adding to its award-winning reputation.