Boone County Fair off and running

Ryan Beierman competes in the County Fair Tractor Pull.
Boone County Fairgrounds were busy with a variety of events for the annual fair last weekend despite an abbreviated schedule due coronavirus directed health measures.
Biggest crowd of the first three days was on hand for the Super Late Model Racing event Sunday night, July 12, at the Boone County Raceway track. Total attendance was estimated at 1,500 for that event.
The annual Fair Parade on Sunday afternoon also had a good crowd of spectators along the revised route, although the number of entries was down due to directed health measures.
Smaller crowds attended the Trucks R Fatty truck and car show, and the Fun With Bags cornhole tournament on Saturday.
Attendance for the annual Northeast Nebraska Pullers Association and farm tractor pull was slightly lower than last year.
Activity also began Saturday at the outdoor arena, where the annual Boone-Nance 4-H Horse Show was held.
Static exhibits for both 4-H and open class are on display throughout the fair in the Boone County Event Center.
An open house was held Sunday at the new Boone County Agriculture and Education Center, and 4-H livestock events started there with the goat and sheep shows on Monday.
See more stories and photos in the July 15 Albion News, Petersburg Press and St. Edward Advance, print and e-editions.
Boone County Ag Society hosted an open house Sunday at the new Agriculture and Education Center
First livestock show in the new Ag and Education Center was the 4-H sheep show.