From animal rides, beekeeping demonstrations and barrel racing to a miniature horse show and monster trucks, the Lancaster County Super Fair will keep fairgoers entertained. All. Day. Long. (And don’t forget to come hungry).
With literally thousands of free things to see and do — in addition to a few ticketed events — this year’s fair, which runs from July 28 through Aug. 6, will even offer new activities this year, as well as the annual favorites.
Not sure where to start? Here’s a handy list of the top 10 things to do.
1. Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show (all 10 days)
The fair’s new action-packed show will feature adopted and rescued dogs performing spectacular stunts as seen on “America’s Got Talent.” The laugh-out-loud canine comedy is a guaranteed howling good time.
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2. NoWear BMX Bike Stunt Show (all 10 days)
A returning fan favorite, this event features professional riders of all ages performing in a live X Games-style demo of their thrilling, freestyle stunts. It’s free for all ages to watch.
3. Monster Trucks and Motor Mania (Aug. 5-6)
For all motorsport enthusiasts, this is the premier league of professional superstars. New this year is more seating in shaded grandstands for fans.
4. New Lineup for Pepsi Free Music Series & Entertainment (July 29-31; Aug. 5-6)
Come out and enjoy the extensive lineup of free concerts, on the Pepsi Main Stage in the Attraction Zone. Musicians featured include one of Nebraska’s own Lucas Minor Band, as well as Nashville recording artist and Lincoln graduate McKenzie JaLaynn and her band of Renegades, the fiddlin’ Tidball Barger Band and Nebraska’s No. 1 cover band, Lemon Fresh Day, among others.
5. For the foodies
Foodies can satiate their cravings with a variety of fair offerings throughout the festival run, with options such as Kings funnel cakes, kettle corn and shaved ice, LoLo’s flame-grilled burgers and brats, gyros, ethnic selections from area food trucks, an ice cream social and even a “how much can you eat” watermelon feed.
Fans can vote for their favorite food truck for the People’s Choice Award. A full-service liquor bar and ample seating will be available in the adjacent beer garden and shade tent.
6. Over 5,000 livestock animals to see
Whether you're interested in checking out hand made quilts, robots, livestock, or photography, the fair has you covered. 4-H and FFA and the Open Class static exhibits will be open to the public July 28–31.
7. One-of-a-kind competitions
Visitors can expect a variety of fun competitions open to the public, such as the Back-seat Driver Game (July 31), in which adult golf cart drivers will be blindfolded and must rely on the kiddos to tell them how to navigate the course at the Outdoor Grandstand Arena. Registration info for the Back-seat Driver Game and additional competitions such as the Cinnamon Roll contest and Mutton Bustin' is available on SuperFair.org.
8. Enhanced Family Fun Zone (July 28-31)
Kiddie fairgoers can showcase their prowess in a multitude of different new and enhanced events and competitions at the Multipurpose Arena, presented by James Enterprise Inc. Activities and events include:
- Cookie Eating Contest
- Lincoln Children's Zoo Animal Encounter
- Lancaster Cornhole Tourney
- Train Display
- Fun At The Farm Ag Experience
- Cinnamon Roll Contest
9. Hispanic Cultural Festival (July 31)
This highly anticipated festival will keep the Attraction Zone’s Main Stage filled with folklore, dancing and live music that ranges from Latin and mariachi to regional mex and norteno/banda.
10. Super Craft Fair (Aug. 5-6)
Organized by the Rise N Shine Boutique, dozens of vendors will be displaying their wares at the Lincoln Room.
The 2022 fair hours have been adjusted from past years, with the intention of opening earlier to accommodate our many family visitors Fair hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m on weekends and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. Free gate admission tickets are available at the following locations July 1–Aug. 6 while supplies last: U-Stop Convenience Shops, SuperSaver, West Gate Bank and Russ’s Market. Gate admission tickets are $3 per day per person, and parking is $5 per day per vehicle per day (both cash only).
Special event tickets and “all-you-can-ride” carnival wristbands are available online or at the fairgrounds’ main office (4100 N. 84th St.) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, before July 27, to avoid online fees.