2017 Lancaster County Super Fair begins

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LINCOLN, Neb. The Lancaster County Super Fair kicked off Thursday, August 3rd. The fair runs through Saturday, August 12th.

The Super Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the country, attracting more than 140,000 visitors over 10 days.

It’s full of events for the whole family—from livestock to carnival rides and fair food, there's something for everyone.

This year is especially unique because the Lancaster County Super Fair is an official event for the celebration of Nebraska’s 150 Anniversary.

A special display of historical fair mementos will be featured at this year’s fair as well as a photo-taking back drop available for multi-generational fair family photos.

The fair is full of events that help children learn more about agriculture. A display at the fair called the “Fun at the Farm” kids’ zone teaches children more about where their food comes from.

“It’s an opportunity to help kids both urban and rural learn a little bit more about where their food comes from and the process it takes to get there,” said Organizer Paula Peterson. “We’re also making it a little fun so they don’t realize they’re learning.”

Kids who stop by the kids’ zone will get to see how food goes from the farm to their table by learning the stages of food production: harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sales and consumption.

“They’ll learn the importance of animal identification, learn how to size eggs and have an opportunity to plant corn, soybeans or wheat.”

For a full list of free attractions, ticketed events and more information, click here.