Welcome to the fair!

The Nebraska State Fair magically appears every August at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska. New experiences await visitors each year at this great annual event.

Celebrate Nebraska

The Nebraska State Fair moved into its brand new facilities at Fonner Park in 2010. This annual event features a great variety of concerts, a fantastic midway, and agricultural competitions in some of the most modern US facilities.

Entertainment is spread across the grounds and includes exotic animals, stunts, and musicians. A variety of concerts in numerous genres are scheduled outdoors and in the Heartland Events Center.

Agriculture is still the backbone

of the Nebraska State Fair.

Agriculture is still the backbone of the Nebraska State Fair. The Sheep Barn includes a birthing pavilion. The Cattle Barn includes a milking parlor. The Ag Arena hosts one of the largest draft horse events in the United States. The high school rodeo moved to the fair in 2013 and takes place at the Thompson Arena.

The Sky Tram was added in 2012, and a brand new building housing the fair offices, a permanent Nebraska Game and Parks display with shooting ranges, and the Raising Nebraska agriculture exhibit debuted at the 2014 fair. New in 2015 were the addition of a large outdoor concerts with A-list performers and a nearly one acre garden as part of the Raising Nebraska exhibit.