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County Fair Day

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.


Gather with your friends in the fair industry for networking, socializing, and a day of fun in the 9th annual County Fair Day at the Nebraska State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018! It’s a time to catch up with old friends, and an opportunity to showcase you county fair by creating a float (or decorating a truck) for the NSF Celebration Parade!

County Fair Day Hospitality Suite Reception

Join us in the VIP Hospitality Suite overlooking the Five Points Bank Arena. This is the time to socialize and network with county fair friends and the Nebraska State Fair Board while enjoying the views of the Livestock Arena! Complimentary appetizers will be catered in and a cash bar will be available. Participation in the reception is not required, but, please keep in mind, due to catering needs, we will only have appetizers available for those who have pre-registered and tickets will not be available at the door.

NSF Celebration Parade featuring Nebraska’s County Fairs (optional)

We encourage you to design a float or parade entry that celebrates and showcases your county fair. While this is an optional component of the day, it is a great opportunity to show your fair to the thousands of State Fair guests in attendance that day. Plus, the Nebraska State Fair will provide 10 FREE gate admission passes for County Fair Boards that place a float in the parade. Floats will be viewed by a team of judges, and cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top three place winners. First place will receive $500, second place $250, and third place $100. Keep in mind, the floats do not have to be fancy! Many county fairs use a pickup truck bed for their float.

Here’s the day’s schedule in a snapshot:

10:30 a.m.: County Fair Day Hospitality Reception

1:00 p.m.: County Fair Day Parade Float Staging/Judging (optional)

1:30 p.m.: County Fair Day Celebration Parade

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