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Planning for the 2018 Nebraska State Fair is currently underway. Please check back at a later date for updates, or see what happened at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair below.


Welcome Livestock Exhibitors To The Nebraska State Fair!

Attention: all Swine exhibitors - please see below!

Letter from State Veterinarian


Please check this section before you come to the fair for any important updates that you may need to be aware of.
  • General Information, Rules and Regulations
  • 2017 Health Requirements
  • Open Class Beef Show Rules
  • 2018 Tentative Livestock Schedule
  • Beef Cattle Show Schedule
  • Arrival/In Place Schedule
  • Open Class Herdsmanship Rules

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, 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 22 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wednesday, August 23 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 24 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Friday, August 25 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Saturday, August 26 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 27 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Monday, August 28 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Tuesday, August 29 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, August 30 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 31 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Friday, September 1 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    • Saturday, September 2 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 308-382-3048.

W-9 Tax Form Requirement

The 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 Beef Cattle - Results

NEW FOR 2017: Open Jackpot Feeders must be pre-entered online!

For premium information, please see the Opening of the Beef Cattle Book

Open Class Boer Goat - Results

Cattle Dog Competition

Note: The Youth Dairy should be entered via the 4-H and FFA process (see link Online Entry link below).

Open Class Dairy Goat - Results

Dairy Goat Milk Test Entry Form - Mail in only; Due August 10!

Llama / Alpaca

*See premium book for online entry address.

Open Class Poultry, Waterfowl and Pigeon - Results

Open Class Poultry, Waterfowl and Pigeon Premium Book

Open Class Sheep, Wether Sire/Dam, Jr. Breeding, Wool - Results

Open Class Swine - Results

Youth Dairy - Results

Youth Dairy Junior Herd Score Card


2017 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, exhibitors will be judged on their ability to effectively present the animal and conduct an interview about the species.
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