The Nebraska State Fair continues the tradition of family focused fun with old favorites and new grounds and strolling acts set to entertain every member of your family.
According to events and entertainment director, Chelsey Jungck, “Returning this year is Hedrick’s “Around the World In One Display Petting Zoo” and the ever popular Racing Pigs. The Pepsi EleFun! elephants are returning as is the multi-talented percussion group, Taikoproject.” “We have a great number of new shows and attractions covering the gamut from dogs and wolves to horses and high dive shows,” she said.
Nebraska Lottery Marvelous Mutts Show, A Canine Spectacular, is a thrilling dog sport entertainment show that showcases some of the world’s finest canine athletes. The dogs amaze audiences as they flip and fly to snatch flying discs, race through obstacle courses, and launch themselves off a dock to catch a toy before it splashes into a pool of water.
‘Ma’Ceo!’ Acro-Equestrian Show is a truly unique equestrian experience that features ground tumbling, Cossack Trick Riding, Roman Riding, Dressage, and Classic Bareback Riding atop ten beautiful and exotic breeds of horses.
Penguins of the Arctic High Dive Show features Penguins (cleverly dressed humans) performing the “Arctic Games Olympic Spectacular” with dives from a platform over 80’ high. Watch as the “penguins” frolic and play with spectacular dives including the incredible Fire Dive at the end of each performance.
The American Heritage Show and Exhibit is a one-of-a-kind exhibit showing what hard work and ingenuity has accomplished through the years. Fairgoers will learn about and witness historically correct demonstrations of how young America developed to what we know today.
ROCK-IT the Robot talks, walks and rocks! ROCK-IT spontaneously talks with crowds using his own brand of comedic humor. Fairgoers will love seeing ROCK-IT as he moves fluidly on a dance floor with human-like dexterity all while he shakes, rattles and rolls with the best of them.
Mango and Dango and the Flying Umbrella Ship are true artisans of ground level performances as they perform extraordinary circus vignettes. They wow audiences with their breathtaking technical skills and bring laughter and danger together as they continue to redefine the circus medium just inches in front of you.
The Xpogo Stunt Team is the most talented and experienced extreme pogo performance team in the world. Jumping over nine-feet in the air on next-generation pogo sticks while throwing down flips and incredible tricks. The Xpogo Stunt Team athletes are instant crowd pleasers keeping the audience until the final bounce.
BAMBOO - Protector of Nature is an enigmatic entity dwelling harmoniously within the bamboo growing around him. Seamlessly camouflaging with his environment BAMBOO moves on 3-foot stilts. Evoking the mystical aspects of martial art forms, BAMBOO strikes a powerful and commanding presence.
The Wolf Pack - With a message of sharing planet earth with animals of all types, the Wolf Pack Show allows you to see Wolves at their most primitive showing their natural behavior and abilities to survive.
The Rubber Chicken Show - Two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd Brodeur, educates, entertains and motivates his audience with captivating Frisbee shows. He promotes staying active throughout your life by playing disc sports. He focuses on healthy lifestyles, creativity, flexibility and balance, all aimed at improving self-esteem and confidence.
Jungck said, “This promises to be one of our best years for grounds and strolling entertainment, something we try to improve on year after year. We want Nebraska families to be entertained during their entire visit, and with this year’s line-up, will do just that. All grounds and strolling entertainment are free with paid admission.
The Nebraska State Fair runs from August 22 through September 1 in Grand Island.