2020 Beef Pit at the Nebraska State Fair


Mark and Suzanne Jagels, Beef Pit Chairs, talk about the Beef Pit during the 2020 Nebraska State Fair.

The Nebraska Beef Pit has been a long tradition at the State Fair over 30 years and we wanted to keep that tradition going but also follow the CDC guidelines and keep everyone as safe as possible while they stop by the Beef Pit.

“We are going to honor being safe and that is our number 1 concern…We will not have anyone sit inside.”

2020 Beef Pit Hours

Friday, August 28                              5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 29                        10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 30                           10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3 – CLOSED
Friday, September 4                       10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 5                  10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 6                     10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday, September 7                   10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The menu will also be a little different this year with the guidelines that the Beef Pit needs to follow, all will be “to-go”:

Nebraska Cattlemen BEEF PIT Menu
Prime Rib To-Go Meal                                                    $12.00
Prime Rib Sandwich, Chips, Drink
Roast Beef To-Go Meal                                                  $12.00
Roast Beef Sandwich, Chips, Drink
All Beef Hot Dog To-Go Meal                                       $8.00
All Beef Hot Dog, Chips, Drink
Prime Rib Sandwich                                                       $8.00
Roast Beef Sandwich                                                      $8.00
All Beef Hot Dog                                                              $4.00
Potato Chips                                                                     $2.00
Bottled Drink                                                                    $3.00

Normally we utilize over 350 volunteers but this year we are going to just have 14-16 people in the kitchen. We hope that next year we can go back to utilizing all of our volunteers that travel across the State to work at the Beef Pit.

The purpose of the Beef Pit is for promotion and education of Nebraska Beef. Therefore, will be there to support the 4H and FFA families, we sent out over 1100 vouchers for a free sandwich to the 4H and FFA participants and we look forward to seeing them stop by the Beef Pit.

Audio: Mark & Suzanne Jagels

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