What: Nebraska State Fair
When: Every day through Sept. 2
Where: Fonner Park, 700 East Stolley Park Road, Grand Island, Neb.
Costs: Various, see statefair.org for details
The 2013 Nebraska State Fair kicks off on FRIDAY (August 23) in Grand Island and continues through Labor Day, Sept. 2.
You'll find everything from a massive midway and motor sports to concerts and shows to contests and displays as well as exhibits to interactive education and parades and marching bands plus agricultural displays and exhibits.
The big-name acts still set to play this year Mel Tillis on Wednesday, August 28 (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.); Toby Mac on Thursday, August 29 (7:30 p.m.); and the Eli Young Band on August 30 (7:30 p.m.); Chicago on August 31; and Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sept. 1.