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Nebraska State Fair 2017 Daily Schedule
      Aug. 25 - Sept. 4, 2017
Fonner Park, Grand Island, Nebraska

Thursday,   August 31, 2017 - Schedule

• Omaha Children's Museum - "Adventures at Sea: A Prehistoric Nebraska" - Nebraska Building
Antique Tractor & Machinery Display - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm
• Hay Bale Decorating Contest Photo Collage - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Model Planes and Boats Display - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Model Railroad / Train Exhibit - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Public Power Zone - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

• Recycled Garden Display & Contest - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Bobbi the Barker - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
• Conjurer Fortune Machine - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

• County Quilt Blocks - Check out the quilt blocks that were made by quilters from each of the 93 counties in Nebraska.
• Dan, Dan The Farmer Man Comedy Rainmaker Show - 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
• Department of Agriculture - Fairgoers will learn about what Nebraska agriculture means to the state by seeing exhibits.

• Food Eating Contests - 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm daily on the Family Fun Zone Stage.
• Grounds-wide Scavenger Hunt Search for the answers across the Fairgrounds
Hedrick's Racing Pigs - 10:00 am - 10:30 am, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm



• Matt's Family Jam - 10:00 am - 10:30 am, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
• Nowear BMX Freestyle Stunt Team - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
• Panfilov's Performing Pets - 11:00 am - 11:30 am, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

• Raising Nebraska: Your Food and the Families Who Grow It - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - 25,000 sq ft exhibit.
• Remembering Our Fallen - An all-encompassing national memorial.
• Sinbad High Dive Show - 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

• The Butterfly Encounter - an interactive, walk-through exhibit, & also a video of the life cycle of a butterfly
4-H Exhibits - 9:00 am - Learn about and explore 4-H projects from across Nebraska.
• 4-H Video Wall - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

• Ag Equipment Display - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
• Agricultural Products - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Agriculture Educational Trading Cards - 9:00 am

• AGtivity Acres - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Bee Culture - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm - Fonner Concourse.
Cattle Avenue of Breeds - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm - Avenue of Breeds is a display of the various breeds of beef cattle.

• CNH Case and New Holland Simulators, Pedal Combines and Tractors - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
• Education - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Foods - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm



• Grand Island Groundwater Guardians Outdoor Learning Area - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Grand Island Tourism: Postcard from the State Fair - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• GROW Nebraska Buy Local Store - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Featuring over 80 different Nebraska companies

• Hay Bale Decorating Contest - 9:00 am - Bales on Display Grounds-wide and around Grand Island
• Hedrick's "Around The World In One Display" Petting Zoo and Camel & Pony Rides - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Horticulture - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 11:00 am

• J-Tech Solar Sustainability Pavilion - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
• Livestock Birthing Pavilion presented by Nebraska Cattlewomen - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Morgan Horse Show - 9:00 am

• Nebraska By Heart - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm - a Public Art Project
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Encounter - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
• Nebraska Operation Lifesaver - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Nebraska State Historical Society - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Display of the history of WWI Food conservation
• Nebraska State Patrol - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm - Highway safety tips, facts, demonstrations, driving simulations.
• Nebraska State Patrol Vehicles - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Nebraska's Largest Boar - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Nebraska's Largest Classroom presented by Green Line Equipment - 9:00 am
• Nebraska's Largest Steer - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm - on display in the Cattle Barn during the fair.



• One Man Band and Son - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 11:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
• Open Class Beef Cattle Show - 9:00 am
• Photography - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Quilt Exhibit - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Recycle Cycle and Show - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
• Rollo - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

• Sesquicentennial Celebration - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm
• Sheep Avenue of Breeds - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Spinners & Weavers 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

• STEMing into the Future - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Team Sandtastic - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Textile Arts - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• The Great american Duck Race - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• UNL Food Processing Center - NE Food Manufacturer's Exhibit - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Paul Siebert - 9:30 am - 10:30 am, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
• Combine "Ride Along" with Case IH Combines and New Holland Combines presented by Case IH - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
• Marching Bands - 10:00 am, 10:15 am, 10:30 am


  Nebraska State Fair 2017 Schedule:

  • Aug. 25 - Friday     • Aug. 26 - Saturday

  • Aug. 31 - Thursday     • Sep. 1 - Friday

  • Sep. 2 - Saturday    



• Milking Parlor presented by Midwest Dairy - 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
• Nebraska State Treasurer's Office NEST on the Farm Scholarship Presentation - 11:00 am - 11:30 am
• Bert & Scott - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

• Tap This! - 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
• Keith Long - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
• Moto Maniacs - Where Mad Motorcycle Stunts and Audacious Acrobats Collide - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

• The Calhouns - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
• Daniel Christian - 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
• Dave Lerbakken Solo Show - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

• Leo Lonnie Combo - 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
• Mohanna with Red Shoes - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
• Gene & Jerry - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

• State Fair Cattleman's Day BBQ - 6:00 pm
• State Fair Celebration Parade - 6:00 pm
for KING & COUNTRY Concert - 7:30 pm

• Jessy Karr Band - 8:00 pm
• CHI Health Sky Tram -
• $3 Thursday Specials - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• Backyard Playworld Interactive Playset - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Fine Arts - Competitive Exhibits - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Honey Ice Cream by NE Beekeepers Association - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

• R.L. Dack Horseshoeing & Forge Blacksmith Demonstration - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
• State Fair Historical Timeline & Exhibit - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
• 4-H Animal Science Interactive Activites 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

• Sheep Shearing Demonstration - 9:30 am
• Travis Newcombe: Magic Like You Have Never Seen - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
• Paul Stephen Duffy - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

• Weekday Lunch Specials - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
• McKenzie JaLynn Band - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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