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Ride and Shine

The Nebraska State Fair will again partner with Wade Shows, Inc. to be the carnival midway operator in 2018. Consistently ranked number 3 among the nations top amusement providers by CarnivalWarehouse.com, Wade Shows boasts over 100 rides, of which 40 will be featured at the Nebraska State Fair. Wade Shows also has a wide array of games and food choices. Wade Shows' presence was first felt with the addition of the CHI Health Sky Tram in 2012. The CHI Health Sky Tram is 1,200 feet long and climbs to a height of 40 feet above the fairgrounds. The full carnival midway joined the Nebraska State Fair in 2013. For more information about Wade Shows, Inc., click here.


Friday, August 24: 1:00 p.m. - close
Saturday, August 25 & Sunday 26: 11:00 a.m. - close
Monday, August 27 - Friday, August 31: 1:00 p.m. - close
Saturday, September 1- Monday, September 3: 11:00 a.m. - close


Unlimited Ride Armbands Pre-Sale
Presale Armbands $21 (Online only) before 8/24/2018

Unlimited Ride Armbands at Event:

Duration of Fair starting on Aug.24, 2018: $25

Wristbands are only valid for one day of use.
For more information, please click here.

Single Day Carnival Wristband
Aug 24 - Sept 03, 2018 $21
This wristband is good for redemption of a one, single-day Wade Shows carnival wristband. Wristband is good for all rides. Exclude midway games. Redeem at the carnival. Does not include Nebraska State Fair gate admission.
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