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State Fair announces Stampede Series, Twisted Chrome Series

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The Nebraska State Fair once again will be filled with thrilling, mud-slinging action with the organization of dirt attractions into the Stampede Series to open the Fair and the Twisted Chrome Series presented by Motoplex of Norfolk to bring the Fair to a close. During opening weekend, the Stampede Series will feature back-to-back nights of […]

Red Dirt stars Turnpike Troubadours headline Nebraska State Fair

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The Nebraska State Fair has announced their headline concert, as the kings of Red Dirt music Turnpike Troubadours have been added to the 2024 Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. “Turnpike Troubadours are used to headlining major events and selling out arenas,” said Karli Schulz, Entertainment and Events Director. “We are thrilled they are coming to the […]

Ramón Ayala farewell tour added to Nebraska State Fair lineup

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A Hispanic artist will return to the Nebraska State Fair’s main stage lineup, as Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte is the latest addition to the 2024 Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. “We have seen great success – and a lot of fun – with our Spanish language musical acts in the previous few years, […]

Riley Green Adds Modern Country to Lineup


Platinum-selling star Riley Green adds modern country to the Nebraska State Fair lineup Country music rising star Riley Green is the latest addition to the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series at the Nebraska State Fair. Green will kick off the outdoor section of the series on Wednesday, August 28.  “We know Nebraskans love country music, so […]

Yung Gravy Brings the Sauce to the Fair

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Nebraska State Fair Announces First Concert of ’24 Fair Season The first of seven concerts announced for the ’24 Nebraska State Fair season sets us on the road to fun. Midwestern rapper and prolific Tik Tok performer Yung Gravy headlines a show at State Fair, with special guest Tayler Holder August 31. State Fair Executive […]

Nebraska State Fair Readies ’24 Concert Announce

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Nebraska State Fair is preparing to announce performers for this summer’s Nebraska Lottery Concert Series and there are big bonuses for those who purchase early (within the first two weeks). Those bonuses include either a great reserved seat or price discount. There are at least two announcements scheduled in December. The first Show is scheduled […]

IAFE Awards


and the 2023 award goes to… The International Association of Fairs and Expos is the fair industries trade organization to sharing ideas, networking and creating all around better experiences for our guests at the Nebraska State Fair. Each year,  we scurry to submit the “best ofs” in a multitude of categories. The judging was revealed […]

State Fair Talent Budget Doubles for 2024

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Crowd watches Lee Brice Anderson Auto Field 9/2/2023 Lee Brice at NESF in 2023 (Grand Island, NE) A need to continue to be competitive and improve the quality of talent for the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series led the Nebraska State Fair Board to approve a large increase in the talent budget for the 2024 fair. […]

State Fair Announces Battle of Businesses Winners

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October 4, 2023 (Grand Island, NE) Three outstanding businesses were named winners in their categories in the State Fair’s annual Battle of the Businesses volunteer competition.  The competition tallies the number of hours employees serve each year at the Nebraska State Fair. Businesses are divided into small, medium, and large organizations during the competition. Haley […]

14,000 Hours at Nebraska State Fair


The Nebraska State Fair volunteer program blew past the 14,000 hour mark in 2023, logging 14,325 hours of time from volunteer efforts.  The 741 individual volunteers take part in numerous positions on the grounds including landscaping, information kiosk, package handling and delivery, tram driving and hosting, and event assistance. State Fair Volunteer Coordinator Haley Roush, […]

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