Tickets on sale for motorhead action at the Sports Field Sept. 1-2, featuring 12 classes of pulling frenzy in the Truck & Tractor Pull Sunday, and tear ‘em up action Monday with the Demolition Derby. Tickets on sale now!
Broncs & Polo
Two new extreme events arrive: the Grand Kubota Roughstock Rodeo opens the State Fair Aug. 23-24. Then join us for the first-ever Nature Hill Polo Match Sunday Aug. 25.
Drive Your Own Fun Bus!
Be bold, be wild, and be ready to rally with your fellow Nebraskans. Plot your course from the options below for the best entertainment value your dollar can buy!
Fam Squad Fever
Teen frenzy attractions like Hypnotist Tyzen, the Slingshot and a selfie station. Magical moments for littles such as Meet The Animals and Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls. Check out the latest in going green, and catch the state's only polo match. And, snap a photo with your family at the new Fair Center mural for lasting memories!
Go Pig or Go Home
Get ranchy! Experience an authentic ranch rodeo, feel the thick wool of a sheep or watch a baby calf being born! More than 12,000 critters are ready to see you! Whether you stop in 'Raising Nebraska' or ride a real combine, you'll find farm life without driving clear across the state.
In Dust We Trust
Motorheads to microbrew-lovers! Find the BMX Freestyle Stunt Team, after party fever with Red Delicious, or a classic car show. Sample CarnivALE, the new State Fair brew, or test drive a machine at the Grand Kubota headquarters. The Nebraska Pullers Assn. brings a new tractor pull and then wrap up your run with demo derby action.
Seniors, we welcome you! Come to the Fair for just $5 EVERY DAY and find exhibits made with love by Nebraskans. The butter sculpture guy returns, see wood carving art and split a cherry nut ice cream cone. Older Nebraskans Day lands on Monday, Aug. 26 with a nostalgic performance by The Drifters, Cornell Gunther's Coasters, and The Platters. Finish your 150th State Fair celebrating veterans with Trace Adkins, Sept. 2.