Aug. 23 - Sep. 2, 2024


Aug. 23 - Sep. 2, 2024

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Cheer & Dance

Cheer & Dance Exhibition

Stroll the grounds and perform for guests and later perform on stage for the crowd!

County Fair Day

County Fair Day

Gather with your friends in the fair industry for networking, socializing, and a day of fun at the County Fair Day at the Nebraska State Fair!


Daily Celebration Parades

Whether you walk, rock or roll, Nebraska State Fair invites you to participate in daily celebration parades!

Marching Band

Marching Bands

Share your love of making music by participating in the Marching Band Exhibition.


Nebraska State Fair Marathon

The Nebraska State Fair Marathon will be held on Saturday, August 26.


Nebraska's Largest Classroom

The State Fair invites schools to participate in the special educational event that is Nebraska’s Largest Classroom.



Welcome to Nebraskappella! A day of cappella at the 2021 Nebraska State Fair!


Queen Meet 'N' Greet

Hosting the state’s largest gathering of Nebraska queens in its Queen Meet ‘N’ Greet event!

Car Show

Nebraska State Fair Cruise In

Cars, Cars, and More Cars will be on Display at the Nebraska State Fair Cruise In! Register your antique vehicle for the Cruise In, or just come to check out all of the vehicles that enter!

BBQ Contest Trophies

State Fair BBQ Contest

Put your BBQ skills to the test against some of the greatest cooks in the state.


Bus Tours

Take a trip to the State Fair with a bus load of your closest friends. Easily purchase gate admission or entertainment tickets for your whole group.

Marching Band

Grand Marshals

Each day someone who has had a positive impact on their County Fair or Ag Society is selected as the Daily Celebration Parade Grand Marshal. Nominations are now being accepted.

National ANthem

National Anthem

Apply to perform the National Anthem at one of the many events during the State Fair. From daily morning openings to livestock shows and events, the opportunities are vast.

Party Pit Stage

Perform at the State Fair

Apply to perform on one of the four free entertainment stages throughout the fairgrounds. Solo artists, bands, variety acts, dance teams, and more are encouraged to apply!


Bill Marshal Volleyball Classic

High School volleyball teams from across Nebraska compete on the first Saturday in the Heartland Events Center. Register your team or check out an intense match of volleyball.


Color Guards

Lead one of the Daily Celebration Parades through the fairgrounds.

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