Livestock Events & Services

What better place to host your livestock show than Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska, home of the Nebraska State Fair and the AKSARBEN Stock Show and 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction, one of the nation’s largest livestock shows.

Our spacious campus has hosted several regional and national shows, including the American Boer Goat National Show, American Dairy Goat Association National Show, Jr. National Hereford Show, Jr. Charolais, Jr. Gelbvieh, Jr. Angus, Jr. Red Angus & Jr. Limousine National Cattle Shows, the Nebraska State 4-H Horse Show, as well as several smaller shows featuring everything from dogs and to llamas.


Fonner Park can accommodate a variety of livestock and horse shows and boasts several venue options, including indoor and outdoor arena space, climate-controlled buildings and flexible stalling options. Our on-site camping is available from mid-April through July and September through mid-October and can support up to approx. 120 camp sites.

We also offer competitively priced catering and printing options as well as ample space for trailer and car parking at no additional charge.

Getting Started

Complete our Booking Request Form  so we can best match our facilities to your show needs.

Grand Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hospitality is not just a slogan at the Grand Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Indeed, many of the complimentary show services are uniquely theirs. This is their way of saying “Thank you” for entrusting us with hosting your show. Contact the CVB today at 308-382-4400.