Aug. 23 - Sep. 2, 2024


Aug. 23 - Sep. 2, 2024

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Fair-Tastic Friday!

Friday, August 30th- 10 am to 2 pM

The Nebraska State Fair wants to provide an experience that is safe, fun, and inclusive for all! Join us on Friday, August 30th from 10 am to 2 pm for our second ever Fair-Tastic Friday! The fair will provide a sensory-friendly environment for individuals of any age with physical or developmental disabilities. Those who register will receive half-priced tickets for a guardian and their special guest. All registrants will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win some awesome prizes!


Schedule of Events:

Resource Fair: 10 am – 2 pm (Fonner Park Concourse)

Discover helpful organizations and resources in the community for those of all ages with physical or developmental disabilities. There will be many activities and free swag available!

Remarkable Rodeo: 11 am (Thompson Foods Indoor Arena)

This adaptive rodeo event is open to individuals ages 3-18. They are invited to participate in simulated rodeo events while accompanied by a cowboy. Please have your child wear closed-toed shoes or boots (no open-toed shoes, flip flops, sandals, etc.), as they will be inside the dirt arena – the same dirt the cowboys compete on! Families are encouraged to come cheer on their contestant. 

*Pre-registration required. Look for signage and meet at the doors on the Southwest corner of the arena. Walkers and wheelchairs permitted.

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Story time with GIPL: 1 pm – 2pm (Fonner Park Concourse)

Join the Grand Island Public Library for some engaging stories and a fun activity!

Low Sensory Carnival: 1 pm – 3 pm (Wade Shows Carnival)

The Wade Shows Carnival will be operating with dimmed sounds and lights to accommodate our Fair-Tastic Friday guests during the afternoon. 

*All participants must purchase a carnival wristband to gain entry to the carnival. 


Registrations are due by August 9th, 2024. Please email your completed form to Olivia Koenig at or mail it to the address below:

P.O. Box 1387, Grand Island, NE 68802

24 Fair-Tastic Friday Registration Form Fillable

Alternatively, you may fill out the online form by clicking the button below. Once we have received the completed registration form, we will provide you with instructions on how to purchase tickets.  

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