State Fair Opens

The 2005 Nebraska State Fair officially kicked off Saturday and crowds of people came out to enjoy the festivities. This year's fair had some old traditions and new additions.  There was a ribbon cutting and parade Saturday to help kick things off.  Special events are also happening throughout the fair such as concerts and contests.  There are a bunch of new attractions this year at the State Fair. Visitors can enjoy a backyard circus, a high dive show, a family fun pavillion and several new stage events. The fair will continue through Labor Day.