General State Fair Questions
The 2021 Nebraska State Fair is Aug. 27 through Sept. 6. Gates open at 10am each day (except for Aug. 31, September 1 and 2 at 9am for Nebraska's Largest Classroom). You can find all the information here.
Grand Island, Nebraska. For map and directions, click here.
You can purchase gate admission on our website, at Pump & Pantry and at the Fair upon arrival. See the full pricing breakdowns here.
No, the Nebraska State Fair is not offering Mega Passes this year.
You may have your hand stamped for reentry into the Fair on the same day.
We love Fair food! You can find the full list of vendors and concessionaire options here.
No – We only allow service animals to the Fairgrounds, along with competition animals.
There are no bag restrictions for gate admission but additional rules apply for concerts. There are no stroller restrictions. You can bring your own or rent one at the Fair. Click here for more information.
You can volunteer in multiple ways! All volunteer information can be found here.
You can contact the box office at 308-382-1620.
You can find a Fairgrounds map here.
We offer a full list of driving and parking directions here. ADA accessible parking is available at the Main Gate as well as Gates 7 and 8.
Parking at the Fairgrounds is FREE! All parking/shuttle information can be found here. ADA accessible parking is available at the Main Gate as well as Gates 6 and 8.
Yes! There is off-site parking and shuttle services in addition to our FREE Fairgrounds parking. You can find the shuttle locations and times here.
Buses will drop off and pick up at the North Gate off of Fonner Park Road.
The State Fair offers local hotel recommendations here. Our campground is full.
Carnival wristbands are just $20 when purchased before midnight, Aug. 26. More deals are available here.
You can find our full list of activities, competitions and other events here.
Vendor applications and information can be found here.
Yes! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for business gatherings at the Fair.
You can find all of our concessions, maps, hours and more general visitor information here.
You can find all competition information here.
A celebration of our elders, Older Nebraskans Day is Monday, Aug. 30. Click here for all the day’s activities.
You can purchase concert tickets online, or at the box office. Information on purchasing tickets can be found here or by calling the box office at 308.382.1620.
This year’s lineup includes 1 indoor show at the Heartland Event Center for Older Nebraskan's Day and 3 outdoor concerts. Click here to see the full list and how you can purchase tickets!
You can print them out, or you can download them to your mobile device where we can scan them!
Older Nebraskan's Day concert will be held indoors at the Heartland Event Center. Kevin Costner and Modern West, Jon Pardi, and Banda Los Sebastianes will be held outdoors Bristol Stage at the Anderson Auto Sports Field.
No you do not. Gate admission is included with all concert tickets.
Cameras will not be allowed at this year’s State Fair concerts. You can find additional rules and regulations for the Fair here.
Please email email@example.com if you are having issues with your concert/event tickets. They will be able to assist you!
You can call our office at 308.382.1620 to purchase wheelchair accessible tickets for any concert. First come, first served.
We currently do not offer Meet and Greet packages for artists. You are able to buy pit tickets for each concert which will get you closer to the stage. You can find ticket information here.
When you purchase tickets to a concert at the Heartland Events Center, you can select reserved seating. All other event configurations can be found here.
Yes. The Heartland Event Center has a clear bag policy. You can view details and other policies here.