DC Ag Society (Fairgrounds)

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Lexington Community Foundation
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Your support will help with completing the beer garden expansion project.


raised by 7 people

$30,000 goal

The Dawson County Agricultural Society has been a fixture in Lexington for over 130 years. From its beginning in 1886 to the many events held today, the Dawson County Ag Society has worked to promote agriculture in this area and is responsible for the growth and maintenance of the facilities that host the annual Fair, expositions, rodeos, races, and a wide variety of civic and community events.

The events include many types of entertainment for visitors of all ages to enjoy. In addition, the facilities are used throughout the year by travelers from across the nation passing through central Nebraska to stop and stay at our camping facilities and to stall horses as well.

The Ag Society has improved the facilities in the past few years by adding new pens to the sheep and swine barns and upgrading the electrical hookups in the beef barn. These improvements will allow for expanded events as the facilities are used by the 4-H exhibitors during the Dawson County Fair and other livestock events throughout the year. In addition, new flooring and lighting have been installed in the 4-H Café to complete a much-needed upgrade to the building. More recently, we have made improvements to our beer garden. This building was built in 2018 and includes a restroom and shower facility as well. In the past several months, we have upgraded the grounds surrounding the area with crushed granite and enclosed the area with chain link fencing to complete the security of the beer garden.

This year the Dawson County Agricultural Society is raising funds to complete the project at the beer garden to include adding a concrete pad to expand the area towards the outdoor rodeo arena as well as installation of permanent picnic tables and some type of awning for cover. The completion of this project will be an exciting addition to the outdoor venue that will benefit many visitors for public and private use of the facility.

Dawson County Ag Society Board Members & Staff

Executive Board

Scott Russman, Farnam  -  President

Mike Johnson, Gothenburg  -  Vice President

Beth Rogers, Lexington  -  Secretary

Corey Bender, Lexington  -  Treasurer

Board of Directors

Doug Rohde, Sumner

Jason Schneider, Cozad

Logan Vonderschmidt, Farnam

Michaela Kopf, Lexington

Blaine Biehl, Lexington


Barb Rohde, Fairgrounds Manager

Justin Keller, Maintenance Manager

Rod Reynolds, County Commissioner Representative

Mike Wolff, UNL Educator

Website:    dawsoncountyfair.com

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