It doesn't feel like Nebraska State Fair weather anymore, but fair officials are busy planning for next year.
Work continues on the Nebraska Building - a project that got started before this year's fair, and will be done and open by the 2014 fair. It will house administrative offices, and be home to Game and Parks' exhibits, and what Executive Director Joseph McDermott calls a "world class" ag museum.
But the fair board and staff are also looking ahead to the next 10-15 years, and starting to talk about areas that could be redone, like equine facilities, as they begin to map out a long term study plan.
"There really isn't much space that we're not using, so I'm not sure that there's much we can do as far as expanding the fair, so that means we need to look at improving the quality of the fair," says McDermott.
McDermott says they've been looking at the survey results from this year's fair, and while they scored high ratings in 78 of 80 areas, they want to make sure fair-goers are getting what they want from vendors, entertainment, and livestock shows.
But he says they won't keep making big changes just for the sake of change.
"Many people come to the fair for the tradition, so there's a balance between new and the tradition, and we just need to make sure that we keep that balance and not go too far one way or the other," says McDermott.