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Campground & Lodging Information
State Fair Campgrounds at Fonner Park
Reserve your space now! The 2013 Nebraska State Fair will have 130 camping locations on the north side of the property along Fonner Park Road. The Campground area is fenced with a permanent fence, and a Campground Manager is on duty at all times during the Fair. The Manager will assign camping locations and will maintain a Campground directory.Click here to download the campground registration form. All reservations require a credit card authorization. Click here to download the credit card authorization form (VISA or MasterCard only). Mail completed forms to :
Nebraska State Fair
Attn : Campground Reservation
P.O. Box 1387
Grand Island, NE 68802
All campers are required to check in at the Campground office and receive a lot location assignment before parking.
We appreciate your cooperation with the following campground rules and regulations. All rules and regulations must be strictly adhered to; if not, violators will be asked to vacate the campground immediately.
700 East Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801-2200
Campground Rates For August 23 - September 2
$ 31 per night: Campers & Trailers (full hook-up - all services and pad parking)
$ 3 per night: Extra vehicles (without trailers/campers)
All campers must leave the camping area by 3:00 p.m., or they will be charged an additional day at the regular daily rate.
Area Hotels and Campgrounds
There are many hotels and local campgrounds available around Grand Island and in surrounding towns.
For room availability in the Grand Island area, call the Hotel Hotline at 888-985-5620. Area hotels update their room availability on-line, on a weekly basis.
State Fair gate admission
The Campgrounds is on the Fairgrounds property, but is outside of the Event fencing and thus does not require State Fair gate admission to enter the campgrounds. State Fair Admission tickets will be required of all exhibitor, vendors, concessionaires, and general public at all entrance gates. Be sure you have your entry ticket or daily re-entry hand stamp ready as you approach the ticket gates.
Upon payment of camping charges, a campground sticker will be furnished for one vehicle per lot. All vehicles without a sticker will be required to pay $3 per night for camping.
No vehicle parking on campground streets. No repairing/overhauling of vehicles.
No open fires.
No alcohol outside of trailers.
No trailer or car washing allowed.
Campground water pressure is 100 PSI.
Dumping Fee - a fee of $5.00 will be charged to persons who have not paid to camp at the Nebraska State Fair Park Campground. Campers who are staying on the grounds will NOT be charged a fee to dump.
TV Stations are CBS-11, NBC-5, ABC-8 & 13, and FOX-4.
Severe Weather Warning Flags
A flag will be raised when there is severe weather at the Campground Office. A RED FLAG indicates that a severe weather warning has been issued. A YELLOW FLAG indicates that a severe weather watch has been issued.
Evacuation/Emergency Plan For Campgrounds
In case of storm warnings, shelter can be found in the bath house. When there is a threat of severe weather, State Fair Park Campground personnel and/or security will direct you either to the Grandstand or an alternative shelter.