Welcome Livestock Exhibitors!
Updates (Please check the UPDATES often and prior to coming to the Fair. It will contain up-to-the minutes changes and important information regarding your upcoming visit to the Nebraska State Fair). Thank you!
Click here to begin the entry process.
Entries deadline August 10 at 8:00pm. Late Entries due by August 15 at double entry fee.
GENERAL LIVESTOCK INFORMATION
Livestock Check-In Trailer Information
**All Livestock Exhibitors, except Equine, must enter the Nebraska State Fair by first coming to the Check-In Trailer, which is located on Stolley Park Road, in Brunks Lot, across from the South Entrance Gate to the complex. You MUST access Stolley Park Road from Stuhr Road.
**All Exhibitors must come to the Check-In trailer prior to entering the grounds, to receive Parking Passes, Wristbands, Exhibitor Badges, and Tickets. DO NOT try to enter the grounds without coming to the Check-In Trailer FIRST.
Livestock Check-In Trailer Hours
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MONDAY, AUGUST 27 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Nebraska State Fair Feed Store
All feed and bedding needs will be handled by Mid-Nebraska Feeds, which is the local Purina dealer. Hay, bedding and/or feed will be available. A limited amount of first bedding will be provided for exhibitors in the Cattle Barn. Bulk bedding will be provided in the tie-out area. One bag of bedding will be provided for each sheep, goat and swine pen. Exhibitors will be permitted to bring onto the grounds a limited amount of feed, hay or straw. You can pre-order feed and bedding by contacting Mid-Nebraska Feeds at ph# 308-382-3048.
W-9 Tax Form RequirementThe Nebraska State Fair is required to report payments of $600 or more to the Internal Revenue Service. Any exhibitor receiving $600 or more will be required to provide the Nebraska State Fair with a completed IRS Form W-9 providing a taxpayer identification number. NO CHECK WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL A COMPLETED W-9 FORM IS IN THE LIVESTOCK OFFICE. Click to Download the W-9 Tax Form Here
OPEN CLASS LIVESTOCK ENTRY BOOKS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION
Click here to begin the Open Class Livestock entry process.
Entries due August 10 at 8:00pm. Late Entries due by August 15 at double entry fee.
Open Class Beef Cattle
Open Class Boer Goat
Working Cattle Dog Competition
Open Class Dairy Cattle
Note: The Youth Dairy should be entered via the 4-H and FFA process (click here).
Open Class Dairy Goat
Open Class Dairy Goat Premium Book
Llama / Alpaca
Llama and Alpaca Premium Book and Entry Form
Open Class Poultry, Waterfowl and Pigeon
Open Class Poultry, Waterfowl and Pigeon Premium Book
Open Class Sheep, Wether Sire/Dam, Junior Breeding, Wool
Open Class Swine
Open Class Swine Premium Book
2018 DEPARTMENT OF AG - ELITE SHOWMANSHIP COMPETITION (4-H & FFA)Located in the Bosselman Conference Center, Swine Arena and Five Points Bank Arena.
**Contest is open to both 4-H and FFA competitors; however, there may be only one exhibitor per county. Each participant must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible to show. Contest will include: a written test, beef showmanship, sheep showmanship, swine showmanship and interview. In small group rounds, exhibitor will be judged on their ability to effectively present the animal and conduce an interview about the species.