‘Best week of July’: County fair kicks off, new events in store

MADISON, Neb. - Over 100 acres are jam-packed with attractions, vendors, and shows for the return of the Madison County Fair.

"We hope when you think of the Madison County Fair, it's the best week of July," said Linda Haack, Madison County Fair Board Treasurer.

Fair officials say last summer they had to downsize the week-long event due to COVID-19.

"We didn't have a county fair," said Haack. "What we had was 4-H shows and exhibits with the livestock. The kids had put so much work into it all year long. We had a day-long where there was judging and they showed their livestock."

Haack said this year is bringing new vendors, a glass-blowing exhibit, and an ATV rodeo.

The festivities begin Tuesday night when the Midstates Championship Rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Live music will be all weekend-long with REO Speedwagon on Saturday, and Aaron Watson on Sunday.

To learn more about the fair click HERE.