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Outdoor Concert Improvements, Including New Seating Policy

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Nebraska State Fair Announces Outdoor Concert Improvements, Including New Seating Policy The Nebraska State Fair is eager to announce a new policy allowing guests to bring their own lawn chairs for general admission seating at all outdoor concerts. This change, effective immediately, aims to enhance the comfort and enjoyment of our valued attendees. Fair organizers […]

State Fair adds Los Huracanes Del Norte to Nebraska Lottery Concert Series

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Los Huracanes announced for 2024 Nebraska State Fair The Nebraska State Fair announced Los Huracanes Del Norte has been added to the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. The multiple Grammy nominated norteño music group fills the Thursday, Aug. 29, slot originally featuring Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte, who canceled their tour. “Not only are […]

2023 State Fair Daily Schedules

Here in downloadable PDF are all the schedules as currently set for the 2023 Nebraska State Fair. These are subject to change right up until showtime.  For the latest information, we encourage you to download the Nebraska State Fair mobile app here.  Friday August 25 Saturday August 26  Sunday August 27 Monday August 28 Tuesday […]

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 […]

State Fair Hay Bale Contest is Back

Screenshot 2023 06 01 104126 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 […]

State Fair Volunteer Banquet Kickoff


Nebraska State Fair kicked off the run to the 2023 fair with the State Fair Volunteer banquet April 27. Sign ups for the ’23 fair are available at  Enjoy the photos from Thursday night’s event. 

Fair Board names Parr new executive director

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Jaime Parr is the new executive director of the Nebraska State Fair. The State Fair Board approved Parr’s appointment at its meeting on Friday after naming her interim executive director in October. Parr, who had been serving as deputy executive director, took over from former director Bill Ogg. “We are pleased and proud to have […]

State Fair Attendance up Nearly 8%

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The Nebraska State Fair finished its successful 11-day run in Grand Island on Labor Day Monday with reason to celebrate. The State Fair had a 7.9% increase in attendance, finishing with an estimated 11-day total of 287,367 guests.  Almost perfect weather greeted Fair guests over the 11 days, with only a single significant rain event. Talent […]

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