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When the Rodeo Rides to Lincoln

Summer is in full swing with NHSFR 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 Lancaster Event Center grow 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 (LonelyPlanet.com), #4 Most Giving Cities in the U.S. (Travelocity.com), and #5 Top 10 Cities for Stretching a Dollar (Successfulmeetings.com).

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
Saddle Bronc


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Aug 1-10, 10am—10pm daily

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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.