Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2023


Aug. 23 - Sep. 2, 2024

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Livestock Exhibitors

2023 Results

2023 Livestock Schedule

Livestock Rules & Regulations

2023 Open Class Livestock Entries - Closed

The Nebraska State Fair Open Class Livestock Entries are closed for 2023.

2023 Livestock Entry Books

2023 Open Class Livestock judges

Alpaca & Llama
Cathie Kindler & Terese Evenson
Beef Cattle
Kyle Gillooly & Cory Thomsen
Boer Goat
Josh Stephans & Chris Flemming
Breeding Gilt
Ben Markegard
Breeding Sheep
David Smith
Cattle Dog
Jim Hartnagle
Dairy Cattle
Matt Henkes
Dairy Goat
Travis Cockburn & Danielle Carolei
Feeder Calf
John Tucker
Jackpot Swine
Drake Hook
Jr. Breeding Heifer
Ryan Dunklau
James Konecny & Phil Bartz
Regional Youth Dairy
Kaleb Kruse
Texas Longhorn
Mike Tomey & Tanner Walden

Check-In Trailer Information

  • All livestock exhibitors MUST FIRST enter Nebraska State Fair at the Check-In Trailer. All livestock, with the exception of Texas Longhorns, will enter through the Brunks Lot. Anyone bypassing this step WILL BE REFUSED. Texas Longhorns will use the equine check-in trailer (Luebbe Lot).
  • Check-In Trailer directions: From Stuhr Road, turn west onto Stolley Park Road; Brunks lot directly across from the State Fair south entrance gate.
  • At the Check-In Trailer, exhibitors shall receive their packets, including parking passes and admission wristbands.
  • All livestock will be health inspected at the Check-In Trailer. See 2023 Health Requirements.

Check-In Trailer Hours


Thursday, August 24th
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, August 25th
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 26th
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 27th
6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, August 28th
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29th
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30th
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, August 31st
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, September 1st
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 2nd
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 3rd
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Agriculture Director — Vaughn Sievers
  • Livestock Manager — Amy Kelley
  • Beef — Tony Long
  • Boer Goat  — Jaime Fugate
  • Cattle Dog — Bob Wagner
  • Dairy Cattle — Roger Henrichs & Don Esau
  • Dairy Goat — TBD
  • Jackpot Feeder Calf  — Kent Schlake
  • Llama/Alpaca  — Catherine Steele & Kim Wanek
  • Poultry/Pigeon/Waterfowl — Shannon Ahlman 
  • Sheep — TBD
  • Swine — Jason Hirschfeld
  • 4-H — Kathleen Lodl & Brandy Schulze
  • FFA — Ryan Hassebrook 

4-H & FFA

The information and online entries for 4-H and FFA can be found on the 4-H & FFA Exhibitors page.

W-9 Tax Forms

Any exhibitor receiving $600 or more in premiums (winnings) at Nebraska State Fair must complete a W-9 Tax Form, including a taxpayer identification number. NO PREMIUMS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL A W-9 FORM IS COMPLETED. Such winners shall receive a W-9 post Fair.


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