GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (June 12, 2020) – Today, the Nebraska State Fair Board was provided by its legal counsel the results of a financial investigation report conducted by BKD. The Board is taking seriously the recommendations provided by its legal counsel by instituting financial policies and procedures and hiring an accounting firm to ensure sound accounting practices. Due to other on-going investigations, the Board will not share any further information at this time.
The Nebraska State Fair Board intends to make a decision about producing the 2020 fair by July 1. During today’s board meeting the Covid-19 Task Force mentioned six scenarios are being considered for what the fair may look like depending on the yet to be determined guidelines we will face in August.
The safety and well-being of our guests, participants, partners, sponsors and community always comes first, so we are closely following the directives of local and national health agencies: Central District Health Department, Department of Agriculture, the City of Grand Island, Hall County, and the Nebraska Governor’s Office.
The Nebraska State Fair is scheduled for August 28 – September 7, 2020. For more information on the state’s largest event, visit www.statefair.org.