County fairs are a mainstay of communities across Nebraska – a time for families to
spend time together, for friends to gather, and for healthy competitions for
youth and adult. However, it is important to remember how to stay safe at the fair – an issue for spectators and competitors alike.
One of the first things that should be kept in mind when heading out to the fair is the animals. Whether a pet show, petting zoo, or livestock show, most of the animals at fair are in a strange place and around hoards of people they are not used to. Animals are easily spooked by unexpected loud or shrill noises and high speed moving objects.
Tips for keeping yourself and the animal safe include:
Carnival rides are another big reason people head out to the fair. Tips for staying safe at your fair's carnival include:
Another tip for staying safe at the fair is important for avoiding germs and bacteria. Wash your hands after dealing with animals or riding carnival rides, as well as before eating.
With these tips in mind, your fair experience should be a fun one, not a stressful one.