With an authentic rodeo, 15,000 exhibits, over 12,000 animals to view, live concerts, classic fair concessions, rides, games and more, the Nebraska State Fair is a must-visit every summer! This innovative exhibition and fair focus on educational experiences and interactive agriculture, promoting Nebraska pride. It’s a family-friendly, fun event that truly has something for everyone.
Fair Hours of Operation:
Open daily 10am - 10pm; there may be some exceptions - check back here for more details
Whether you’re a fan of country or rock music, love to peruse exhibits or view livestock, there’s something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.
Competitions: For more information on the different competitive exhibits, click here.
You won’t be without anything you may need at the Nebraska State Fair! There are plenty of amenities, including: food and beverage concessions, first aid, moms’ nursing station, ATMs, tram service, charging stations, scooter and wheelchairs, towing services, and post office.
The Nebraska State Fair takes place at Fonner Park, which is located at:
700 E Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801-2200
The Nebraska State Fair offers tons of live music and entertainment to enjoy. There is something for everyone with different genre bundles - Hot Country, Red Dirt, Rock, as well as speciality shows, too. The 2020 lineup is still being determined, but in the past, the fair has hosted big names like Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Theory of a Deadman and more. Find dates and ticket information here.
There is camping on the North side of Fonner Park, along Fonner Park Road. There are 130 camping locations available within the fenced-in area. To reserve your spot, click here. Campground rates are as follows:
· Campers and Trailers (full hook-up with all services and pad parking): $33 per night plus tax
· Vehicles (without trailers/campers): $3 per night
Campers must leave the area by 10am or they will be charged an additional day.
For more information about RVing and camping at the Nebraska State Fair, including rules and regulations, contact information, a campgrounds map and more, click here.
Even if you don’t own an RV, you can still enjoy the ease and comfort of camping right onsite at the Nebraska State Fair! It’s as easy as renting an RV from RVshare. From out of town? You can rent an RV and pick it up in Grand Island, or rent one from your hometown and travel to the fair in the best way possible.
The Nebraska State Fair has compiled a list of all nearby hotels and campsites for convenience. Find this list here, but be sure to reach out to each hotel or campground for current rates and availability.
For directions on how to get to the Nebraska State Fair from a variety of areas, click here.
Parking at the fairgrounds is free, and available to the west and east of the fairgrounds. Bus parking, as well as handicap-accessible parking, is available as well. Additionally, off-site parking and shuttle services are available throughout Grand Island. Be sure to take advantage of the shuttle service! New this year, the fair advises: "As a special thank you to guests for using this service, we will provide one free gate admission to the 2020 State Fair, good Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2020." Be sure to consult their site for details on hours and locations.
Prices for the Nebraska State Fair are as follows:
Onsite Gate Pricing:
Youth: $3, Adult (Mon.-Thurs.): $6, Adult (Fri.-Sun.): $12, Senior: $5
$5 - 4 tickets; $25 - 25 tickets; $50 - 55 tickets
$30 - wristband, good for unlimited rides for one day
$85 - megapass, ride badge for one person, unlimited rides all 11 days
Tickets for gate admission as well as concerts can be purchased here or at the State Fair Box Office, located in the Nebraska Building at Fonner Park. When buying tickets online, facility and convenience fees do apply.
If you’re making a trip or visit to the Nebraska State Fair in 2020, make sure it’s a fun, comfortable and stress-free experience by renting an RV from RVshare! Regardless of whether visit in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip. Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
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