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Grounds Acts & Attractions
- Family Fun Zone
Butterfly Adventures provides a little education wrapped up in a cocoon of fun. The attraction offers the unique opportunity to interact with live butterflies. Guides show guests how to safely pick up a butterfly with a feeding stick to get an up-close and personal encounter with a butterfly - and a great photo opportunity! Butterfly Adventures presents the life cycle station where you can see the full butterfly life cycle from eggs to caterpillars to pupae. Or, visit the butterfly gardening station to help create beautiful environments for the winged wonders.
Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo and Camel & Pony Rides
- Family Fun Zone
With over 40 years of show business experience, Hedrick's Petting Zoo offers a wide range of exotic animals: camels, cavy, zebu, donkeys, pygmy goats, llamas, kangaroos, zebras, and more! Hedrick's also offers camel and pony rides!
Hedrick's Racing Pigs Show
East Entertainment Area
- Professional pig callers animate the show as pigs clad in racing silks speed around the race track towards the finish line. As a member of the audience, be prepared to cheer on the pig that's assigned to your audience section.
Mega Jump Action Sports Experience
- East Entertainment Area
- The Mega Jump Action Sports Experience is a jaw-dropping BMX stunt show designed to leave you speechless. We have the largest jump in the industry giving our riders the airtime they need to attempt the most dangerous tricks at perilous heights that you won't see anywhere else. To make things even more exciting we've been known to give away freebies, even brand new bikes! At the end of the show, our personable professional athletes make every effort to get to know you and your friends and family. So prepare to be amazed, say hello,
- and maybe you'll ride away on a free bike.
Sea Lion Encounters
East Entertainment Area
Sea Lion Encounters features world famous sea lions offering free shows daily, showcasing spectacular sea lion acrobatics and highlighting the amazing relationship between these animals and their devoted caregivers. Between shows visitors have the unique opportunity to take photos, get a kiss, play fetch, or even pet the sea lions. Associated with California State Universities, they are a non-profit teaching aquarium founded on conservation and education to promote environmental stewardship and enhance the lives of their rescued and un-releasable sea lions. Sea Lion Encounters can only be found at a select few events yearly, spending the rest of their time at Cal State University engaged in research and educational programs.
ShenaniGuns! Comedy Wild West Show
The Wild West goes whack-o when Sheriff Hoppalong Casually and Deputy Leon Jones strap on big iron and face off against dimwit desperadoes Bad Bob and bumbling baby brother Bubba Bob. Seeing the slapstick antics of “ShenaniGuns” is like watching a Wild West cartoon. This quartet of cut-up cowboys fires off a laugh-a-minute load of funny one-liners, silly sight gags and crack-up cornball comedy. “ShenaniGuns!” is family-friendly, sidesplitting Wild West comedy for laughing audiences of all ages.
Showbot presented by NAPA Auto Parts
- Performing daily in the marketplace
Gliding through virtually any environment, The Showbots fuse leading edge technologies and the irreplaceable human touch to create a magical entertainment experience!
The Showbots become an instant celebrity icon wherever they go, as well as a powerful advertising communications, and marketing tool able to deliver any on-demand audio and video content. The Showbots will amaze, entertain, inform and truly define the term, Wow Factor!
- Exhibition Building to the Cattle Barn
- Additional fee
- Debuting in 2012, the Sky Tram carried over 30,000 people across the Nebraska State Fair skyline! The SkyTram flies 40 feet in the air and traverses the distance of four football fields, from the Exhibition Building to thesouthern tip of the Cattle Barn.
The Sky Tram's more than 50 chairs are outfitted with canopies. The Sky Tram is a permanent installation but only operates during the 11 days of the Nebraska State Fair.The rest of the year, the tram cables and chairs are stored.