Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2023


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Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic Enters Last Year

The eighth and final Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic will be on Saturday, Aug. 26, during the opening weekend of the Nebraska State Fair. Nineteen high schools from around the state are expected to play, including local teams Grand Island Central Catholic and Northwest High School. Games will take place in the Heartland Events Center. The […]

Nebraska’s Largest Classroom Adds More Education


From carnival rides to treats on a stick, the Nebraska State Fair has a lot to offer any youngster. But it also has a lot to teach them, about agriculture and Nebraska. That’s why the State Fair will turn into Nebraska’s Largest Classroom on Friday, Aug. 25; Tuesday, Aug. 29; and Wednesday, Aug. 30. More […]

Veterans Day Returns to Monday at State Fair

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Veterans will take center stage during the final day of the Nebraska State Fair, Monday, Sept. 4. “We moved Veteran’s Day to Labor Day after getting feedback from many vets last year,” said Karli Schulz, Entertainment and Events Director. “They told us loud and clear they wanted this event on a day most people had off […]

Cable Spools Revealed

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There may be a hay shortage, but Nebraska State Fair has found a way to bring back the Hay Bale Contest for 2023. Since the State Fair has been in Grand Island, the hay bale contest had become almost a right of summer around central Nebraska. The rains in 2019, COVID in 2020, and hay […]

Nebraska State Fair and Tractor Supply Co. Form Birthing Pavilion Partnership

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The Birthing Pavilion at Nebraska State Fair is one of the most unique and well attended education attractions at the fair each year. Tractor Supply Company, based in Tennessee with 25 stores across Nebraska, is a leader in animal health nationwide. Today, the two announced Tractor Supply Co. will be the new title sponsor of […]

New Nebraska State Fair Mobile App Launches

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Nebraska State Fair unveiled its new mobile app for the 2023 fair with a focus on safety and improved communication with guests. The new app is available in Google Play and the App Store. Outstanding features in the app include up to the minute schedule updates, the ability to personalize agendas, and an emergency push […]

Competes in World Championship then at Nebraska State Fair

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On the box Jump in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Jacob Thiem performed with the NoWear BMX Stunt Team at State Fair several years ago as an amateur. When he takes to the box jump in August in Grand Island, it will be as a member of Team USA Worlds team and as 12th ranked BMX […]

Three Dog Night Added to State Fair


The Nebraska State Fair is pleased to announce Three Dog Night in concert on Tuesday, August 29, at the Heartland Events Center.  Three Dog Night, at the peak of their career, achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records and sold more concert tickets than any other band of the day.    Nebraska State Fair […]

Summertime Jobs at Nebraska State Fair

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With State Fair less than 8 weeks away there are some great part time job opportunities for you to jump on. We particularly like the marketing opportunities and if you love social and websites, this might be for you. Check it out here.  

Hear Grand Island Partners with Nebraska State Fair

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From Grand Island Independent This summer, Hear Grand Island is partnering with the Nebraska State Fair’s “Fairest Showdown” battle of the bands. Karli Schulz of the State Fair talked about the “Fairest Showdown” at Wednesday May 10’s news conference. Hear Grand Island and the State Fair are two of the largest musical events in central […]

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