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Blue Ribbon Kick Off – The Great Steak Debate

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for the Annual Ribbon Kick Off as we celebrate Nothing More Nebraskan than a Great Nebraska Steak! State Fair Celebrities will pair with a Chef to prepare their very best Steak Recipe – and you get to be the judge on who is crowned the 2021 Winner of the Great Steak Debate!

Guests will also enjoy mouth-watering samples of darn near every breed you can find in Nebraska. From Certified Angus to 1855 Prime to Wagyu and everything in between – we’ll be grilling up Nebraska’s finest beef and sipping on perfectly paired wines and Nebraska brews – it’s an evening you won’t want to miss!

We invite you to become a proud sponsor of this fine event as we strive to continue to enhance the state fair and the goodness that it brings to all of us. The Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization.

Proceeds from this years event will be directed towards the Long Range Master Planning Process for the Fonner Park Campus – a process that will ensure the long-term stability of your Nebraska State Fair for years to come! Since 2010, nearly $500,000 has been raised at the annual Blue Ribbon Roll Out Event! This one-night event is an opportunity for fair friends from near and far to gather and celebrate the upcoming State Fair….while enjoying a little Food & Fun…On-a-Stick! The 1868 Foundation Board of Directors and Staff are thankful each and everyone of you who have sponsored, supported, attended and enjoyed the Blue Ribbon Roll Out!

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August 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Nebraska State Fair Event Tent
Fonner Park
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States