Note: the mega wristband is good for ONE session on a single weekend day (Fri, Sat or Sun)


The Heart of America Midway Carnival will be open every evening of the Super Fair August 1 thru Aug 10 as a fair fundraiser! There will be a variety of rides, games, and food booths for all ages!

The Lancaster Country Super Fair is proud to have worked with the Heart of America Midway Carnival for many years. The Heart of America Midway Carnival meets or exceeds Nebraska State inspection requirements annually. Please see their website to learn more about their commitment to safety.

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Open Hours & All-You-Can-Ride Wristband Sessions (TIP: buy by July 31 for best price)

Remember, if you want to not only ride rides but have the full fair experience, visit during the four day fair Aug 1-4. Then you can come out again Aug 5-10 as just the carnival, free attractions and fair food stays for 10 days total. See Daily Highlights for more information.

WEEKDAY SESSION (evening only)

Aug 1 & 5-8 

Buy wristband for $25 at carnival until 10pm day of
Buy before fair for $20 at through July 31

WEEKEND MEGA SESSION (use all day & night):

Aug 2-4, 9-10

Buy wristband for $30 at carnival until 10pm day of
Buy before fair for $25 at through July 31

Note: the mega wristband is good for ONE session on a single weekend day (Fri, Sat or Sun)

SUPER MONDAY Wristband Special

Mon, Aug 5

Save $5 off at-carnival price — one day only!!
Buy wristband for $20 at carnival until 10pm day of or save time in line at through Aug 5.


Ticket Info

Save time & money— Carnival wristband pre-sales through July 31 at Lancaster Event Center office, M-F 8am-4pm or save gas too and buy online now.
Day of Carnival wristband sales at or see carnival ticket booths for wristbands & single ride ticket pricing.

Online wristband buyers don’t have to wait in the carnival ticket booth lines— visit the Lancaster Event Center office at the back of the carnival with your online printed ticket or your cell phone out ready to scan the barcode on your online ticket email and you’ll receive that day’s wristband.

Cheerful Bungee Trampoline

Multi-Purpose Arena 
Aug 1, 5-8 6pm – 9pm 
Aug 2 – 4, 9-10 1pm – 9pm 

Come jump on the Cheerful Bungee! It’s a gravity defying ride that has all the adrenaline of bungee jumping, but none of the risks. Tickets sold on site, not part of carnival wristband

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A-Z Pony Rides

Attraction Zone
Aug 1-10, 10am–10pm

Perfect for all of those horse crazy young girls and boys! A-Z makes it top priority to bring gentle ponies so that even the youngest child can enjoy a ride! Tickets sold on site, not part of carnival wristband

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When the Rodeo Rides to Lincoln

Summer is in full swing with NHSFR & NJHFR cowboys and cowgirls, like you, packing up and traveling to compete for the Championship Buckle. While you’re busy getting ready for competitions, we’re hard at work in Lincoln, Nebraska preparing the Lancaster Event Center to host the NHSFR in 2020 and 2021.

Lancaster Event Center Improvements

With 400,000 square feet of buildings on grassy fairgrounds, at the Lancaster Event Center there’s plenty of room for all parts of the NHSFR. We’re investing $7 million toward improvements, which include additional and upgraded campgrounds, expanded outdoor multi-purpose arena and a new covered grandstand.

In addition to having great facilities, the Lancaster Event Center is proud to have four NHSFR Alumni on staff who competed from 1978 to 2017. Our staff knows first-hand how it feels to compete, and we’re committed to providing you an incredible rodeo experience.

Lincoln, Nebraska at the Center of it All

Located in the middle of America, the Lancaster Event Center is truly at the center of it all, making it the ultimate rodeo destination. Lincoln is a well-known place to visit where you’re sure to encounter the “Nebraska Nice” hospitality on your travels and during the NHSFR. In fact, Lincoln was named #3 Best Places to Visit in 2017 (, #4 Most Giving Cities in the U.S. (, and #5 Top 10 Cities for Stretching a Dollar (

Just off I-80 and near I-29, the city of Lincoln features more than 70 hotels with over 5,000 rooms ranging from full-service Hiltons and Marriotts to economy options, more than 900 restaurants, plenty of shopping and a variety of places to go for family fun including nationally-recognized attractions like:

Also within a short driving distance are:


NHSFR Lincoln Staff 

Amy Dickerson

Amy Dickerson      

Managing Director


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Chas Skillett

Operations Manager
2001 NHSFR Alum 
Bull Riding


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Hoyt Kraeger

Business Development
2011 NHSFR Alum
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Attraction Zone
Aug 1-10, 10am—10pm daily

The Great Parakeet Adventure is fun for the whole family. Don't miss the chance to get an up close and personal encounter with these beautiful, colorful birds! 

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Race Times: *Subject to change* 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm, 9pm daily with 1:30pm weekend matinee 

Daryl's Racing Pigs are a staple of the Lancaster County Super Fair. These little piggies aren't just smart; they're also fast! Come cheer them on and see if you can pick the winner!


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Attraction Zone
Aug 1-10, 10am to 10pm daily

These aren’t your usual farmyard animals! Families and children can feed and pet everything from A to Z, potentially including monkeys, a kangaroo, a zebra, and a wildebeest. Event is free to enter with option to buy feed for animals.