Independence Day is a big deal in Nebraska and July starts off with a bang with 4th of July celebrations going on throughout Phelps County and the entire region. It’s high summer and now is a great time for baseball, picnics and fishing trips; there are summer programs for kids at the YMCA of the Prairie and the Holdrege Library; but most of all, it’s time for County Fair!
Do you remember what it’s like? Strolling through the rides on the Midway with a waffle-cone or cotton candy on a warm July evening; browsing the hundreds of 4H exhibits — some of them amazing works of art or skill; watching the young competitors display their lambs, steers and pigs and then, sometimes emotionally, sell them to the highest bidder. This is real America. Come see for yourself in Phelps County.