Grand Kubota Roughstock Rodeo
Aug 23-24, 7pm, doors 6pm ~ Thompson Foods Outdoor Arena ~ $15
Get your spurs on, you’re headed to the wildest action all week. High energy entertainment comes bolting through the arena with Saddle Bronc Riding, Bullriding, Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing and Down The Fence. Families will enjoy this jolt of adrenaline, complete with stick horse racing and lil’ roping for those young cowpokes. Includes gate admission when purchased before midnight, Aug. 22.
Nature Hill Polo Match
Aug. 25, 1pm ~ Sports Field ~ FREE
When was the last real polo match you saw? Us too, never! Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, we are stomping the divots. Polo ponies and their skilled riders compete in a regulation polo match on the green. Wear your Derby hats in the Aristocrat Hat Contest, or make one at the Hat Dressing Station. Fancy cocktails and loads of fun provided by Anderson Auto Group, with a perfectly-pretentious announcer are sure to make this an event you’ll not forget. Play the video to get a feel for the sport!
Young Living Oils Percheron Hitch
Aug. 23-24, 6pm ~ Aug. 25, 4pm ~ Five Points Bank Arena ~ $15
Jason Goodman and his incredible driving skill returns during the Draft Horse Show presented by the Grand Island independent, to showcase his beautiful and proud jet black Percherons. Coming in with a six-up hitch, he’ll roll through with thunder and raise the hair on your neck. Jason performs during each show Friday through Sunday; gate admission included when you buy before midnight, Aug. 22.
Jason stays all week with his Percheron Stable, located at South Marketplace. Come visit these big guys!
Nebraska Strong Ranch Rodeo
Aug. 31, 6pm ~ Thompson Foods Outdoor Arena ~ FREE
In honor of flood victims in 2019, we bring you the rebranded Nebraska Strong Ranch Rodeo, presented by Union Bank & Trust. This different rodeo style features teams of four, competing in the tradition of the ranch: Team Trailering, Team Wrestling, Team Doctoring, Wild Cow Milking and Ranch Bronc Riding. Thank you to saddle sponsor Middleton Electric.This rodeo is a great family event, with a rich layer of Nebraska heritage.
All week, on the hour ~ Thompson Foods Arena Complex ~ Fee May Apply
For the first time, join Dusty Trails in an equine experience unlike any other...brush, lead, saddle and learn what Captain, Sis and friends eat, how to take care of their feet, and everyday KP. FREE
Better yet, take a ride on horseback as a family. Yep, pardner, saddle up right here at the Fair for a western experience. *Fee Applies
Schedule Subject to Change