What is the best day to attend Nebraska's Largest Classroom?
We suggest if crowds are a concern, you register for Monday, as that's typically been a slower day in the past. Each of our Largest Classroom Days are capped, in order to help with the traffic flow of the fairgrounds. However, please note, that on any of the classroom days, there will be limited animals in the barns.
Do we have to participate in your lunch program?
No, we do not require schools to participate in our $2 lunch program. If you have older students, or don't feel the items in our lunch program will be enough, we encourage you to bring a lunch or eat at one of our food vendors. We do have select vendors, who offer select food items for a discount on the grounds.
Do teachers/sponsors have to pay to get in?
The Nebraska State Fair offers complimentary gate admission for teachers/sponsors who fall into our 1 to 5 maximum, teacher to student ratio. Additional teachers/sponsors/parents beyond the 1 to 5 ratio will be required to purchase gate admission.
Can I reschedule if I have to cancel?
If the cancellation occurs, we will try to reschedule your class for another day; however, due to the popularity of the program, space is extremely limited and no guarantees can be made.
What if it rains/there is bad weather?
Nebraska's Largest Classroom will still take place, regardless of rainy weather; however, you are always welcome to give our office a call at 308.382.1620 before you leave to see if there is a threat of severe weather on the grounds.
If we are a public/private school bringing coolers for our sack lunches, where do we take them?
Teachers should drop off lunches as they unload their bus. Lunches need to be in a box or cooler, labeled on the outside with the teacher and school name. Refrigeration/coolers are not available. Lunches can be picked up at the Fonner Park Clubhouse starting at 11:00 a.m. At 1:15 p.m., coolers and boxes will be returned to the bus loading/unloading area and will be available to your school for pickup as you leave the fair.
Please feel free to bring an afternoon snack with you! Either for the bus/car ride home, or for your afternoon adventure around the fairgrounds.
Bring a water bottle
The Nebraska State Fair does not provide water bottles for students, teachers or bus drivers. However, water bottles are permitted and we encourage each student to bring their own bottle. Water fountains are marked on the map in your Field Trip Guide, which will be mailed to you in August.
First Aid Station
For minor medical needs, please visit the first-aid station located at the North end of the Welcome Center. It is open from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.