In May, fair officials announced Village Pointe shopping center would be the new venue for exhibits on topics including food preservation, quilting and cake decorating in open storefronts. In addition, there would be a parade, educational activities and live bands. Livestock shows and farm equipment would take place at nearby Chance Ridge in Elkhorn. Vernon Waldren serves as the executive director of Douglas County Fair and also Friends of Extension, who said in late May, Douglas County Board voted to dissolve the Douglas County Fair Board. The Friends of Extension & 4-H Douglas/Sarpy County Foundation has taken over running the fair.