The Nebraska State Fair has put tickets on sale for gate admission, motor sports and draft horse shows. Tickets can be obtained by going to StateFair.org and clicking on "Buy Tickets Online."
The 2012 Nebraska State Fair will be held once again in Grand Island at Fonner Park.
State Fair Executive Director Joseph McDermott says, "We're pleased to offer a new motor sport this year. Figure 8 Racing will take to the track on Sunday, Aug. 26. This is a race with a high probability of crashes as the cars speed through the crossover at the center of the 8. It combines all the elements of road racing, oval racing and a demolition derby."
Also appearing on the motorsports track will be traditional favorites like the Tractor Pull on Sunday, Sept. 2 and the Demolition Derby on Monday, Sept. 3. Pitt Pass tickets can also be purchased for all motor sports activities.
"We anticipate sell-out crowds for our Draft Horse Hitch Shows and Pulls again this year," according to McDermott. "This is the meaning of 'horse power'. These mighty horses will be in the Livestock Arena on Friday, Aug. 24; Saturday, Aug. 25; Sunday, Aug. 26; and Friday, Aug. 31."
Fairgoers can also purchase pre-sale discounted gate admission tickets and preferred parking online.
"We want everyone in the state to have the opportunity to take in the Nebraska State Fair and we pride ourselves in making it an affordable event for everyone," McDermott says.Print at home tickets and additional information are available at www.StateFair.org.