State Fair grounds progressing/concerts announced

Construction crews are still laboring to finish work on buildings and landscaping on the grounds of the new site of the Nebraska State Fair, which opens Aug. 27. Officials say construction is expected to be finished by Aug. 1.

State Fair director Joseph McDermott says workers are currently installing some of the electrical and plumbing fixtures in the State Fair buildings. McDermott says he's “completely confident that the buildings will be ready by or around the first of August.'' After more than a century in Lincoln, the 11-day fair moves to Grand Island this year.

Channel 8 Eyewitness News will have a complete report tonight on Channel 8 Eyewitness News at Six and Ten.

Martin McBride will headline the state fair concert series.   Follow the link for more information.