Antelope County Fair Starts Tuesday

Preparations are underway for one of the biggest events of the Antelope County Fair — the Sixth Annual Premium Auction.
The Antelope County Fair offers youth interested in agriculture the opportunity to learn, exhibit and compete with their 4-H or FFA sponsored livestock projects.
Businesses and individuals who support agriculture education in Antelope County and surrounding counties are invited to “Purchase” the animals.
Exhibitors keep the animals so they can go on to compete in state and regional fairs. The money donated is given to the “seller” to use for expenses incurred with raising the animal or to help pay for future livestock projects. All projects must be supervised by an FFA advisor or 4-H club leader. The sale will take place in the livestock show ring on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. or after the beef show.
For more information about the sale, contact the following individuals: Alice Morrison (402) 843-8321, John Beckman (402) 843-6044, Chris Baum (402) 649-9875, Corey Curtis (402) 649-7172 or Stuart Vaughen (402) 368-7782.
Many Fair Activities
Tickets remain on sale at Dean’s Market in Elgin for the Jana Kramer concert which will be held Friday night, Aug. 5, in front of the grandstand in Neligh. The show will begin at 8 p.m.
The concert is just one of the activities during Fair Week (Aug. 2-7) in Neligh.
A schedule of events follows:
Tuesday, August 2
9 a.m. Dog Show
1 p.m. Cat Show
3 p.m. Small Pet Show
7 p.m. Ag Olympics
Wednesday, August 3
7:30 p.m. Team Penning
Thursday, August 4
1 p.m. Dairy Show
2:30 p.m. Horse Show
6:30 p.m. Livestock Judging
8 p.m. Mutton Bustin’
8 p.m. Bull Riding
Entertainment in the Beer Garden
Friday, August 5
8:30 a.m. Rabbit Show
11:30 a.m. Poultry Show/Small animal round robin contest to follow
4:30 p.m. Goat Show
5 p.m. Sheep Show
8 p.m. Jana Kramer Concert
County Road Band in the Beer Garden
Saturday, August 6
7-9 a.m. Pancake Feed (Farmer’s Pride)
8:30 a.m. Swine Show
11 a.m. Beef Show/Large animal round robin to follow
1:30 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching
4 p.m. Livestock Premium Auction
5 p.m. Barbecue
5 p.m. Tractor Parade
7 p.m. Demolition Derby
County Road Band in the Beer Garden
Sunday, August 7
7:30-11 a.m. Pancake Feed (Snider Memorial)
10 a.m. Open Horse Fun Day
12:30 p.m. 4-H Fashion Review
5 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull
Beer Garden Open