Alternative to National Western Stock Show set for Grand Island


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Alternative to National Western Stock Show set for Grand Island

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An alternative to the National Western Stock Show will take place in Grand Island, Nebraska in January.

An organization called the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority, which includes the Nebraska State Fair and Fonner Park, is putting the show together. They say the show, which has the blessing of the National Western, will be one-year-only event.

The National Western announced in September that it was cancelling its 2021 show because of rules relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado.

According to a news release on the Nebraska State Fair’s web site, “The Nebraskan Livestock Show will be presented beginning on January 9, 2021 with the genuine intent to match the schedule of the anticipated NWSS dates to accommodate the plans already in place within the beef cattle industry.”  

The show will take place on the Fonner Park Campus in Grand Island, which is also the site of the Nebraska State Fair.

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