Planning for the 2015 Nebraska State Fair is currently underway. Take a look at what happened at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair!


The Nebraska State Fair will again partner with Wade Shows, Inc. to be the carnival midway operator in 2014. Consistently ranked number 3 among the nation's top amusement providers by CarnivalWarehouse.com, Wade Shows boasts over 100 rides, of which 40 will be featured at the Nebraska State Fair.  Wade Shows also has a wide array of games and food choices.

Wade Shows presence was first felt with the new Sky Tram in 2012 covering the length of 1,200 feet while climbing to a height of 40 feet above the fairgrounds. The full carnival midway joined the Nebraska State Fair in 2013.

For more information about Wade Shows, Inc., click here.


Friday, August 22: 1:00 p.m. - close

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday 24: 11:00 a.m. - close

Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29: 1:00 p.m.- close

Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1: 11:00 a.m- close



Weekday (Monday - Friday): $22

Weekend (Saturday & Sunday): $25

Last Blast (Labor Day): $15 (price not available online, only at the fairgrounds on September 1st)

Advance Purchase Prices:

Weekday (Monday - Friday): $18

Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, & Labor Day): $21

Wristbands are valid for only one day of use.

Wristband tickets will also be available at Walgreens locations State-wide beginning August 1.

Purchase Wristbands:


Non-Stop Fun Pass

Advance purchase through August 21: $75

August 22 - September 1: $85

Purchase pass:



Spinning round and round at high speeds, daring the frightening drops on the roller coaster, being spun every which way 60 feet above the air on the Fireball, these and many like them are the Thrill rides and Spectacular rides that only the most daring of our carnival visitors ride. Our Family rides provide thrills that the whole family can enjoy. When if comes to our children, you can find bears, dragons and monkeys, just to name a few of the characters you can find on a Wade Shows Kiddie-land. There are dozens of choices on every Wade Shows midway. Parents can ride along on many of our attractions and no visit to our Kiddie-land is complete without a ride on the Carousel.

(Rides pictured or listed are not guaranteed at the Nebraska State Fair)

Please Note- Most of the children's rides have a minimum height requirement of 36 inches.

(Height requirement may vary)

List of Rides for the 2014 Nebraska State Fair





Tip Top


Surfs Up


Mulligan Wheel

Wisdom Hymalaya

Spin Out


Rock Star *NEW*


Crazy Cat Coaster


Extreme  *NEW*

Enterprise 2

Wacky Shack



Drag Strip

SA Cycles

SA Cars





Rio Grand Train

Swamp Gator




Charlie Chopper


Happy Swing *NEW*



Wade Shows carries a wide selection of bright, attractive, color-coordinated concessions to each of our events. Theming and uniformity of appearance for the concessions give the Wade Shows midway a professional park-like look.




Our games and food stands have won numerous awards of excellence at many major events throughout the country. Our state of the art equipment adds to the fun and excitement of a visit to the midway.





The safety of our patrons is the prime concern of the Wade Shows. We have a qualified staff of managers, inspectors and ride operators who inspect the equipment prior to opening each day. In addition, most states have a comprehensive ride inspection program where the rides are additionally checked by a state safety official before the ride can be opened to the public. A third layer of safety is our insurance company who hires an independent safety consultant to inspect all of our rides each year. Maintenance and safety work is performed at our state of the art work facility on an annual basis, keeping our equipment in top running condition. Wade Shows has an excellent safety record and we want the experience of each of our customers to be the best it can be when visiting the Wade Shows midway.