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Seniors enjoy Older Nebraskans Day at State Fair
From the rides to the concerts, vendors and even food, there's something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.
Earlier this week, thousands of area school kids got a chance to check things out and Wednesday it was the older generations turn.
News 5's Josh Egbert was at Older Nebraskans Day.
This is the day some of those older Nebraskans look forward to when the State Fair comes around. There's some vendors that cater to that older population and, of course, the concert.
Whether by foot or scooter, they found a way to get there Wednesday.
One of the big attractions during Older Nebraskan's Day is the entertainment.
Last year, fair officials tried a new two-concert show approach and was so popular, they brought it back again this year.
For just $5 seniors got admission to Fonner Park to check out some of their favorite exhibits.
"Just everything, all the exhibits, we just can't get over the pretty quilts in there."
"The draft horses. I would have liked to have seen them this year, but we had something else to do and we didn't get to see them again, but they do have more than before and that's something. They were pretty. I just love the belts; they were pretty."
Of course, another big hit was the new sky tram.
Besides for the shows, there were a number of health screening booths set up in the Bosselman Conference Center.
News 5 spoke with a number of seniors Wednesday, who all say they really enjoy coming out to the fair; they're glad it was moved to Grand Island. But the common thing people told News 5 was that Older Nebraskans Day seems to always land on the hottest day of the fair.
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