BRIDGEPORT, Neb. — Nearly 100 Morrill County 4-H kids participate in the beef contest.

The Morrill County Fair took place in Bridgeport from July 15th until the 23rd. The fair includes 4-H events every day from the 20th to the 22nd.

On Wednesday, there was a rabbit show, poultry show, champion animal show, and a farm and town relay. Thursday was the beef and goat show. Friday is the swine show, sheep show, and livestock round robin. 

Co-Superintendent of the Beef Show Phillip Kesterson has been in Bridgeport for 30 years.

“It’s a source of real enjoyment to get grandmas, grandpas, great-grandmas, grandkids, and all generations come to enjoy the fair,” Kesterson said.

He also said there are around 90 kids competing in the beef show this year.

“We had 58 market beef, then we had breeding beef, cow-calf pair, bred heifer, stalk and feeder, bucket calves, and clover kids,” Kesterson said.

Kesterson said the Morrill County Fair is an important week for the community.

“With Morrill County's agricultural roots, the fair is an important part of our history, and it’s an important part of the future,” Kesterson said.

Kesterson said the kids love the event and are excited to showcase their animals.

“It lets the kids showcase all their year's worth of work,” Kesterson said.