The Nebraska State Fair offers the following rules to make your visit the best it can be. 


By attending a concert, you consent to the use of your photograph, image, voice, or a reproduction thereof, either in whole or in part for any and all advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without limitation or reservation.


All bags brought to the concert are subject to search by law enforcement and NSF security. Clear bags are encouraged, but not required.
Metal detectors and metal detection wands will be in use at all concerts. 


Nebraska State Fair (NSF) is exclusively an Etix ticket facility. We will not and do not accept any other forms of tickets from any other ticketing companies or sources. Customers purchasing tickets from other ticket sources do so completely at their own risk. NSF will not honor any tickets that are not Etix-issued tickets.

No backstage passes available.
Personal conduct should be maintained for a family event.


A hand stamp and concert ticket are required for re-entry into concert -- no exceptions. Hand stamps appearing altered will require purchase of new ticket.

Prohibited Items:

Guns, knives, Tasers, mace and other weapons.
Coolers, glass containers, laser pointers, selfie sticks and drones.
Outside food and beverages.
Cameras and recording devices.
Smoking/vaping prohibited.
Signs pending artist approval.


Fairgoers entering a concert do so at their own risk. The Nebraska State Fair Board and staff, Fonner Park and Heartland Events Center, and their employees, are not responsible for lost or stolen items.


No refunds for any reason! Refunds, credits, or exchanges will not be issued for cancellations as a result of any condition. Show cancellation is at the discretion of the Artist and Nebraska State Fair.

general rules


Dial 911.


Guns, knives, and other weapons are strictly prohibited.


Except for working animals, pets are not allowed on grounds.


Solicitation of any kind is not allowed on grounds or parkings areas. 

Wash Your Hands

When visiting animals, you are strongly urged to wash your hands in available hand washing stations or in the restrooms located in each building. This will help strop the spread of potential diseases. 


Smoking is not allowed in any building or within 20 feet of building entrances. Smoking is also prohibited in the Family Fun Zone. 


Bringing alcohol onto the fairgrounds is prohibited. Alcohol may be consumed only in designated areas by persons of legal age. 


Private golf carts, auxiliary vehicles, motorized vehicles, two-wheeled vehicles or skates and skateboards are not allowed. 


Fairgoers are asked to dress appropriately for a family atmosphere and with potential risk in mind when riding rides or other conveyance. 


Personal conduct should be maintained for a family atmosphere. 


Cameras and recording devices are not permitted at shows or concerts - they are welcome throughout the fairgrounds. 


All items in your possession are subject to inspection by fair and law enforcement officials. 

Lost or stolen items

The Nebraska State Fair is not responsible for lost or stolen articles in cars or on the person attending the fair. 

Personal risk

Fairgoers entering the fair do so at their own risk.


No helium balloons, brochures, handbills or adhesive stickers permitted on grounds or in parking areas. 


By entering, you hereby consent to the use of your photograph, image, voice, or a reproduction thereof, either in whole or in park for any and all advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without limitation or reservation. 

COVID-19 Policy Document

The goal of COVID-19 Event and Gathering Plan (separate document) is to limit the spread of the cornnoavirus and keep workers and attendees safe at gathering, events and venue.


The Nebraska State Fair may change or modify existing rules at any time. 


For a complete list of all rules and regulations and COVID-19 Policy Document Plan, please ask for a copy at the Welcome Center, at State Fair Administration or at the Media Center.