In just its third year in Grand Island, officials say the 2012 Nebraska State Fair will be bigger than ever, with a number of new attractions in store for fair-goers.
Based on satisfaction ratings from the past two years in Grand Island, fair organizers say there's not a lot of room for improvement.
"Our satisfaction ratings are 94% and that's the highest they've ever been," Executive Director Joseph McDermott says.
But that's not stopping them from making changes.
"We just want to make sure we're able to continue the momentum," McDermott says. "So we're out there looking for the latest and greatest."
McDermott says one big change this year should help with crowd control. A 40-foot sky tram will help people get from one side of the fairgrounds to the other.
"It will be a ride, so you'll have to pay to ride the sky tram, but we think that's going to be a huge wow factor," McDermott says.
But McDermott says that's just one example of continued growth. Events and Entertainment Director Chelsey Jungck says they're also adding more entertainment to the east area of the fairgrounds, near the Thompson Arena.
"We're planting some flowers and adding more landscaping, more seating areas and then the entertainment and activity out there is going to increase this year," Jungck says.
They're hopeful the added attractions will bring even more people to the fair, maybe even setting new attendance records.
"The fair just keeps getting better and better," McDermott says.