here's to next year wrote on
September 05, 2006 8:33 PM:"Don't
blame the parking problems on the people directing traffic. I personally
happen to know personally two of the people working at the fair this
year, maybe did know there wasn't any parking, but they were doing the
job they were told to do by the higher-ups. Let's lay the blame where it
belongs. It most certainly does not belong at the feet of those people
doing the best with what they had to work with, working no less than 9
hours at a time without any breaks rain or shine, 9 hours being a short
Bruce wrote on September 05, 2006
2:36 PM:"I recommend that they
preserve the Industrial Arts Building. I understand it is the oldest
building left on the Fair Grounds. We need to keep this building. We
need to take pride in out heritage. This is a very unique building as it
is 3-sided. They need to use some of the lottery money to fix the roof
of this historic building. Please keep this building. I also hope they
keep the 4-H Building as it was built by the WPA in the 1930s."
Jan wrote on September 05, 2006
1:07 PM:"Great fair. I can't
wait to go back next year."
Deb wrote on September 05, 2006
12:08 PM:"The parking on Sunday
was utterly ridiculous!! They were waving us to park, knowing there were
no spots to park in. We ended up parking really close to the road down
by the 27th street entrance. As we walked up, we told the fair workers
that there were no places to park and they should quit sending cars down
that way. The reply we got was, "we KNOW there are no places to park."
Other than that, our fair experience this year was great. We actually
Way to Go wrote on September 05,
2006 11:47 AM:"It looks like
the State Fair is on it's way to the way it used to be. This was a great
step forward. I was disappointed by the move of the Korney Korner as
well. They should have put a sign up for one of the biggest staples at
the fair. However, I'm sure there was good reason. There is always room
for change. The State Fair did an EXCELLANT job making the grounds look
terrific with what they had to work with. I'm excited to see what the
future State Fair Grounds will look like once they get the new buildings
and update the old ones. "
renovate or move wrote on September
05, 2006 11:06 AM:"I hope that
the new director either decides to renovate the historic brick buildings
(my choice), or if they're going to tear them down to build new ones,
lets just move it to 84th and swap some land with the University. Either
way, the boarded up old buildings (and even the ones that are barely
still open) are just sad to see how little care has been taken of them."
Donna wrote on September 05, 2006
10:18 AM:"Kudo's to all
involved in pulling it altogether. Can't imagine why we need to spend
$109,000 for a new manager when the interim staff did such a remarkable
job. Let's not let someone come in and make to many changes just for the
sake of change and then leave the great state of Nebraska in a short
GMP wrote on September 05, 2006
9:55 AM:"They moved my favorite
concessions!! For as long as I remember, the Korney Korner and Banana
Man were in the same place, and this time, after parking, paying, and
taking the shuttle to the food, we ended up walking to the other end
again to find the best food at the fair (corn on the cob and deep fried
oreos). We were very disappointed in this. Everything else was usual.
Just put the food back the way it was!!!!"
Larry wrote on September 05, 2006
8:43 AM:"Great fair this year!
Let's see some plans to renovate some of the old buildings on the fair
grounds. Don't tear those down and put up tin, please."