Nebraska State Fair - Schedules and Advance Ticket Opportunities


Nebraska State Fair

          If you are planning to attend the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island this year make sure you check the schedule. There have been a few changes and I’d hate to have you go the wrong weekend and miss your favorite events.

          One major change is the State Fair 4-H Dog Show – which now will be held in Lincoln and it is now called the State 4-H Dog Show. It was announced due to facility changes at Fonner Park, the 2019 State 4-H Dog Show will be held on Saturday, September 7th at the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus.

          Another change that might catch you unaware is the 4-H Fashion Show. Traditionally it’s been held on Labor Day Weekend, but again because of schedule issues it’s been changed to the first weekend of the State Fair – specifically on Sunday morning, August 25.

          The 4-H Building is open each day of the fair from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm to view the exhibits. 4-H Presentations will be going on both weekends of the fair, but as yet I don’t know when (or if) any of our county 4-H members are taking their presentations to state or when they might be competing. That schedule has not been shared at the time of this writing.


Discounted Tickets for 4-H Static Exhibitor Families

This is the first year 4-H members exhibiting State Fair static exhibits can order discount passes directly from the Nebraska State Fair!  Orders can be placed using the following link and password.  Please remember the opportunity to order these discounted tickets is for static exhibitors and their families only. The misuse of this resource may eliminate this opportunity in the future, so please encourage your families not to share this link.  Note:  They can track who ordered tickets and match with their 4-H participation.  There is a limit of 10 tickets per exhibitor.  The link and password was listed in the August 4-H Hotline newsletter or you may call the office at 402-374-2929 or email me at: to get it. All advance ticket options are available now until midnight on August 22nd at 11:59 PM CST.

 Note: The Nebraska State Fair also has several great NEW discount ticket options available to the general public.  Check them out at: for additional details.