GERING — People lined the streets for good food and hot cars Friday night at the 98th annual Oregon Trail Days.

The International Food Fair and the Rod and Custom Car Show had 10th Street filled with people.

Philip Shanley of Gering was in the back of a line that stretched all the way across the street waiting to order nachos and roasted corn on the cob. He said it’s his first time at the food fair.

“It’s a good way to spend time with your family,” he said. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, so I wanted to come out and try it for the first time.”

JoAnn Smith of Gering and Cathie Regester of Arizona, on the other hand, were eating burgers and have taken in many food fairs over the years. Regester is in town for her 60th class reunion.

Karla Estrada of Gering brought her kids, Ivan, 6, and Ileana Garcia, 2, to take in some food.

“It's one of the little things that kids can do,” Estrada said. “I like bringing them out to experience different things and to be around more people.”

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