Updates:

 

!!!ATTENTION!!! Livestock EXHIBITORS:

8/21/2019 UTAH has been added to the list. Please read the most current update below:

Due to several Vesicular Stomatitis outbreaks in TEXAS, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, WYOMING, OKLAHOMA, NEBRASKA, and UTAH all susceptible livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas, and alpacas) including horses coming to the Nebraska State Fair from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Utah need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds.  That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian! 

8/13/2019 OKLAHOMA has been re-added to the list. Please read the update below:

Due to several Vesicular Stomatitis outbreaks in TEXAS, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, WYOMING, OKLAHOMA, and NEBRASKA all susceptible livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, llamas, and alpacas) including horses coming to the Nebraska State Fair from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Nebraska need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds.  That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian! 

8/12/19  If you are coming from out of the state of Nebraska, please check with the State Vets Office for an import permit. OKLAHOMA no longer requires a 48 hour CVI. They have been cleared.

8/6/2019 .....from the state of NEBRASKA need a 48 hour Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) to enter the fairgrounds.  That CVI must also contain the federal VS statement: "The animals represented on the CVI have not originated from premises or area under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis or a premises on which Vesicular Stomatitis has been diagnosed in the last (30) days. I have examined the animals and found no signs of Vesicular Stomatitis." Animals will be observed once on the grounds. All horses will be examined daily by a veterinarian! 

 


2019 Results


Check-In Trailer Information

  • All livestock exhibitors (non-equine), MUST FIRST enter Nebraska State Fair at the Check-In Trailer, Brunks lot. Anyone bypassing this step WILL BE REFUSED.
  • Check-In Trailer directions: From Stuhr Road, turn west onto Stolley Park Road; Brunks lot directly across from the State Fair south entrance gate.
  • At the Check-In Trailer, exhibitors shall receive their packets, including parking passes and admission wristbands.
  • All livestock will be health inspected at the Check-In Trailer. See 2019 Health Requirements.

Check-In Trailer Hours

date  time
Tuesday, Aug. 20 2-9p
Wednesday, Aug. 21 7a-7p
Thursday, Aug. 22 8-9p
Friday, Aug. 23 (OPENING DAY) 8a-8p
Saturday, Aug. 24 7a-2p
Sunday, Aug. 25 8a-2p
Monday, Aug. 26 7a-10p
Tuesday, Aug. 27 7a-6p
Wednesday, Aug. 28 7a-1p
Thursday, Aug. 29 7a-10p
Friday, Aug. 30 6a-11p
Saturday, Aug. 31 7-11a

And More Info!

Mid-Nebraska Feeds, local Purina dealer, has feed and bedding for sale. Located behind the Tom Dinsdale Cattle Barn. To pre-order call: 308-382-3048.

  • Cattle: Limited bedding provided in the barn; bulk bedding provided in tie-outs.
  • Sheep, Goat, Swine: One bag of bedding provided for each pen.
  • Exhibitors are permitted to bring a limited amount of feed, hay or straw.

W-9 Tax Forms

Any exhibitor receiving $600 or more in premiums (winnings) at Nebraska State Fair must complete a W-9 Tax Form, including a taxpayer identification number. NO PREMIUMS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL A W-9 FORM IS COMPLETED. Such winners shall receive a W-9 by mail, post-Fair.


Superintendents

  • Livestock Division Director — Bill Angell
  • Livestock & Competitive Exhibits Manager — Kelly O’Brien
  • Beef — Vaughn Sievers
  • Boer Goat  — Melissa McGee-Buehler
  • Cattle Barn —  Ron Miller
  • Cattle Dog — Bob Wagner
  • Dairy Cattle — Roger Henrichs
  • Dairy Goat — Abby Bunde
  • Jackpot Feeder Calf  — Kent Schlake
  • Llama/Alpaca  — Catherine Steele, Robin Buettenback
  • Poultry/Pigeon/Waterfowl — Larry Rauert
  • Sheep — Jim Mueller
  • Swine — Jason Hirschfeld
  • 4-H — Kathleen Lodl, Brandy Wagner-Schulze
  • FFA — Ryan Hassebrook, Kent Zeller

4-H & FFA 

The information and online entries for 4-H and FFA can be found on the 4-H & FFA Exhibitors page.

Elite Showmanship Contest

Elite Showmanship Contest open to 4-H/FFA competitors; one exhibitor per county. For more information please visit the 4-H & FFA Exhibitors page.