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It’s Fair Time…Bring on the Funnel Cakes, Carnival Rides and More!

It’s Fair Time…Bring on the Funnel Cakes, Carnival Rides and More!

For many Nebraskan’s visiting their local county or even the state fair is a tradition every summer. August is a popular month for those fairs. Here are the local fairs you can visit near the Omaha and Lincoln area in August and September.

Saunders County Fair

  • When: July 28th - August 4th
  • Where: Saunders Fairgrounds - 635 E 1st St, Wahoo
  • Events:
    • August 1st: Parade @ 5pm
    • August 2nd: Concert - Dylan Scott @ 8pm ($25 ahead or $30 at gate, 5&Under free)
    • August 3rd: Tractor & Truck Pull @ 1pm
    • August 4th: Vendor & Craft Fair 9-2pm
  • For more events and details visit: Saunders Fair Website

Sarpy County Fair

  • When: July 31st - August 4th
  • Where: Sarpy County Fairgrounds - Hwy 50, Springfield
  • Events:
    • July 31: Extreme Bull Riding
    • August 2nd and 3rd: Rodeo during the evening
    • August 3rd: Kiddie Parade (9:30am) and Grand Parade (10am)
    • August 3rd: Concert - Rodney Atkins feat. Logan Mize & Dylan Bloom Band @ 7:30pm ($30 ahead or $35 at gate)
    • August 4th: Demo Derby 7:30pm
  • For more events and details visit: Sarpy County Fair Website

Lancaster County Fair

  • When: August 1st - August 10th
  • Where: Lancaster Fairgrounds - 84th & Havelock, Lincoln
  • Events:
    • August 2nd: Kids and Grandparents Day
    • August 3rd: Vets and Heroes Day
    • August 3rd: Wildlife Encounter 3-4pm - Tentative Animals include Kangaroo, Alligator, Boa Constrictor, Armadillo, Tarantula, Parrott and Fennec Fox
    • August 4th Family Fun Day
    • August 5th Carnival Discount Day
    • Admission is $3/day (no re-entry) and parking is $5/day
  • For more events and details visit Lancaster County Fair Website

Cass County Fair

  • When: August 7th - August 10th
  • Where: Fairgrounds - 8420 144 St, Weeping Water
  • Events:
    • August 7th: Extreme Bull Riding 7pm
    • August 8th: Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull 7pm
    • August 8th: Mutton Buster Show 7:30pm
    • August 9th: Figure Eight Races 7pm
    • August 10th: Amusement Carnival Kids Day 1-5pm
    • August 10th: Parade 6pm
    • August 10th: Motocross w/ Lucas Minor Band (Murray, NE native) 8pm
  • For more events and details visit Cass County Fair Website

Millard Days

  • When: August 20th - August 25th
  • Where: Millard Baseball Fields - 136 & Millard Ave, Omaha
  • Events:
    • August 23rd: Concert - Lemon Fresh Day 7pm
    • August 24th: Parade 11am
    • August 25th: Kids Activity tent 12-3pm including face painting, balloon animals, pedal pushers tractor pull and ice cream social
  • For more events and details visit Millard Days Website

Nebraska State Fair

  • When: August 23rd - September 2nd
  • Where: Fonner Park, Grand Island
  • Events:
    • Main Concert Events running nightly at 8pm ($48 or $79 ticket options) including:
      • 8/23: Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr
      • 8/24: Brett Eldredge with Devin Dawson
      • 8/25: Cody Jinks
      • 8/26: Whiskey Myers with Reckless Kelly
      • 8/27: Theory of a Deadman
      • 8/29: Christian Artist - Zach Williams
      • 8/30: Maren Morris
      • 8/31: Halestorm
    • Carnival: $30 ride all day or $85 ride all day every day package (Before 8/22 tickets are $20/75)
    • Activity Acres for the kids includes: ball pit, interactive STEM games and more
    • Agriculture stations and FFA/4H booths
  • For more events and details visit NE State Fair Website
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