NEW! A limited number of on-site parking lots have opened today at Nebraska State Fair grounds. We do expect these lots to fill up quickly. If onsite lots are full, fairgoers can still use one of the many free shuttles offered at various sites or offsite locations. 

Livestock exhibitors can enter early for their events through a 24-hour gate at Gate 2 to bring in supplies and arrive on-time for their early events.

Parking -- free express service

Each shuttle runs directly from the location to the State Fair -- no stops to express lane your way to the Fair! As a special thank you to guests for using this service, we will provide one free gate admission to the 2020 State Fair, good Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2020. 

Shuttles will start one hour prior to gate opening and will run continuously until 8pm. Shuttles will drop off and pick up at the main gate or gate 5-A. Check back for daily schedule updates.

NEW! The west gate via the main entrance is now open. There are also a limited number of spots at gate 8 on Stuhr road. We do expect these lots to fill up quickly. If onsite lots are full, fairgoers can still use one of the many shuttles offered at various sites around Grand Island which include:

Shuttle stops:

  • Conestoga Mall, 2 Pick Ups: 13th Ave. & Webb Rd. and North of Sears
  • Shopko: 2208 N Webb Rd.
  • Sam's Club: 1510 N Diers Ave.
  • Central Community College: 3134 Hwy 34
  • The Liederkranz: 403 West 1st Street (STARTING Sat. Aug. 31)
  • Walmart South: 3501 S. Locust Street **

**The Walmart South location shuttles begin at 7am, but continues to be very busy, especially during peak shuttle times. To avoid long wait times, Fair attendees are strongly encouraged to use one of the other shuttle locations.

Shuttles are provided by Holiday Express. The Minis include ADA accessible transportation. Strollers, bags and personal items welcomed. Note: Additional buses to supplement volumes, if needed, may not have ADA compatibility or air conditioning. 

The Bosselman north parking* lot off of Locust at Fonner Park is available for $10 per vehicle. Fees support the Overland Trails Council Boy Scouts of America. Tractor trams will transport attendees to the main fair entrance. This service will be available weekdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays / Sundays from 9am to 9pm and Labor Day from 10am to 4pm.

*Bosselman Inc. North lot only – must enter on Locust street.

Limited ADA/Handicap parking is available via gate 5-A, but please continue to use shuttles as they will get you to the gate.

For up-to-date information about road closures, please visit Grand Island Public Works.

shuttles map


See our map here.



If you do park on grounds, CASE-IH tractor trams pick you up from grounds parking and deliver you to the gate.
RED LINE trams carry you throughout the Market Place.
GREEN LINE trams carry you from east gate to the Market Place.

navigating our new grounds layout

Check out our map for a complete grounds layout - NEW this year! 

Getting To Nebraska State Fair

First, please note parking information above BEFORE driving to the fairgrounds. Nebraska State Fair is located at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska. The State Fair can be accessed via shuttle, driving, biking or walking.

Physical Address

Fonner Park
700 E Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801-2200

Administration Office Address

501 E. Fonner Park Road, Suite 200
Grand Island, NE 68801-2200

Driving Directions

GPS Coordinates

Latitude = 40.9059, Longitude = -98.3294
Latitude = 40 degrees, 54.4 minutes North
Longitude = 98 degrees, 19.8 minutes West