Nemaha County Agricultural Society
PO Box 388
Auburn NE 68305


The Nemaha County Agricultural Society Inc., a 501(c)5  not-for-profit public benefit corporation, is responsible for the operation of the annual Nemaha County Fair and the management of the Society’s facilities on the fairgrounds in Auburn, Nebraska.

 Board of Directors – 

President: Marty Hannaford, 73128 645 Ave. Brownville NE 68321 Phone: (402) 274-8742

Vice President: Jason DeBuhr, Auburn
Secretary/Treasurer: Theresa Shelton, PO Box 388, Auburn NE 68305 Phone: (402) 274-8520

Gary Behrends, Johnson  402 868-4065
Dennis Blount, Brownville    274-5681
Linn DeBuhr, Auburn
Lee Ehlers, Auburn
Paula Murphy, Auburn
Shelly Nichols, Auburn
Maxine Schatz, Auburn   274-3735
Randall Simon, Auburn 274-8956

Allison Sullwold, Brownville


Nemaha County Agricultural Society (commonly called the Fair Board) is composed of all Nemaha County registered voters who are, as such, able to vote at the Annual Meeting held the 1st Monday or Wed of December at 7 pm at the 4H building on the fairgrounds.   Anyone that is interested on being on the board may contact any board member to be put on the ballot.   Terms are for 3 years.  The board may appoint a person to fill any term that has a resignation.

Contacts for the County Fair:

  • Commerical Booths for Fair: Maxine Schatz
    email:  or Phone : (402) 274-3735
  • Entertainment: Gary Behrends 402 274-1176;  Randall Simon 402 274-8956; Maxine Schatz 402 274-3735
  •   Open Class Exhibits:
    Maxine Schatz 402 274-3735
    Lyndsey Hager 402 274-3339  foods
    Connie Dorsch  – Needlework- Quilts
    Linda Weihe – Photography/  Horticulture
  • Randall Simon–Overall Open Class Livestock  402 274-8956
  •    Parade entry:  Theresa Shelton 402 274-8520 or email:
  •    4-H activities/programming:     contact the UNL Extension Office/Nemaha County Courthouse  @ 402 274-4755
  •    FFA activities:    Ashton Bohling ( Auburn FFA)  &  Dawn Metschke ( Johnson Brock FFA)