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Deep Cleaning of Barns Ahead of State Fair

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Deep cleaning of barns complete ahead of State Fair The Nebraska State Fair might only run for 11 days, but preparing for the annual showcase takes the entire year. For the famed sheep barn and other agricultural facilities on the Fonner Park campus, April and May serve up the best opportunity for deep cleaning efforts. […]

Concert Cancellation – Ramon Ayala Farewell Tour

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NEBRASKA STATE FAIR RECEIVES CONFIRMATION OF RAMÓN AYALA TOUR CANCELLATION  Grand Island, NE – On Thursday, the management team of Ramón Ayala confirmed to Nebraska State Fair officials that the recent announcement of his tour cancellation includes the previously scheduled Aug. 29 Nebraska State Fair performance. Fair organizers are diligently working on securing a replacement […]

2024 Community Decorating Contest

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Calling all businesses, organizations and civic groups! Get ready to impress fairgoers and judges alike, as you compete for fantastic prizes and the chance to be recognized as our 2024 Community Decorating Contest champion! You won’t want to miss this chance to showcase your business and join in the excitement of the Nebraska State Fair. […]

The Little River Band chosen for State Fair classic rock concert

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The Nebraska State Fair and 1868 Foundation are pleased to announce a change in the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. Concert organizers weren’t sure the previously announced act, The Guess Who, could fulfill their engagement. As a result, The Little River Band has been booked to perform on Tuesday night, August 27 in the air-conditioned comfort […]

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 […]

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 […]

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