Nebraska State Fair

Address: 700 E Stolley Park Road, Grand Island, NE 68801-2200 (2 hour drive from hotel)

Date: August 23- September 2

The Nebraska State Fair is crossing the 150 year milestone as they continue to entertain, educate and explore Nebraska agriculture and community. There are shows, drinks, activities, animals and food for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to stop by the Sustainability Pavilion and learn about the importance of Soy Beans in Nebraska Agriculture.

Admission Fee

  • Adults $12 (Aug 23-25, Aug 30-Sept 2)
  • Adults $6 (Aug 26-29)
  • Seniors (60+) $5
  • Youth (6-12) $3
  • 5 & Under Free
  • Veterans Free (September 2nd)

Kids activities: My Dinner Came From The Dirt, Magic Bean, Kids Tractor Pull, Lil’ Pardners Carnival, Case-IH Combine Rides, Stick Horses And Lil’ Ropin’ and Hedrick’s Meet The Animals

Taverns: Beach Bar, The Pump & Pantry Party Pit, Pepsi Party Deck, The Spur and the Tom Dinsdale Auto Barn Bar

Animals: Dusty Trails (Horseback rides), Baby Animal Pavilion, Butterfly Encounters, Sheep Shearing, Hedrick’s Camel & Pony Rides, Stingray Encounter, Milking Parlor, Great Big Boar and More, Avenue of Breeds (cattle, sheep, hog, rabbit and poultry) and The Young Living Oils Percheron Horse Stable

Livestock Shows: Cattle, Sheep, Cattle Dog Trials, Hog, Goat, Llama/Alpaca, Poultry and more

Entertainment: Twiggy The Water-Skiing Squirrel, New Fair Center, Marching Bands, Parades, Cheer/Dance Exhibition, Hedrick’s Racing Pigs, Machinery for Machos, Butter Sculpture, 150 Tons of Sand, Nebraska Game & Parks, Fairbration Selfies, iFlip, and Papa Bear Chainsaw Carver.

Separate tickets can be purchased for concert admission

August 23 @ 8pm – Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr

August 24 @ 8pm – Brett Eldredge w/ Devin Dawson

August 25 @ 8pm – Cody Jinks

August 26 @ 11am – The Drifters, Cornell Gunther’s Coasters and The Platters

August 26 @ 8pm – Whiskey Myers w/ Reckless Kelly

August 27 @ 8pm – Theory of a Deadman

August 28 @ 8pm – Bad Wolves

August 29 @ 8pm – Zac Williams

August 30 @ 8pm – Maren Morris

August 31 @ 8pm – Halestorm

September 1 @ 8pm – Little Big Town

September 2 @ 5pm – Trace Adkins