Family Entertainment

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo means family fun and we are happy to provide many family-friendly activities throughout the week of our Fair and Rodeo.  The addition of a dance pavilion area for pre-rodeo entertainment allows families to come on out to the fairgrounds early.

Pre-rodeo entertainment generally starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 7 pm.  Join us Wednesday through Saturday for some good, family style entertainment!

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo Announces Family Entertainment for 2019

Visitors to Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in Burwell can enjoy fun for the entire family with entertainment and activities designed for all ages.  Events usually begin at 5:30 pm each night and will take place in the open air pavilion or on the nearby midway.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019—Kid’s Night at the Rodeo

Kiddie Tractor Pull for ages 4-12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 5 pm.   Children ages 11 and under receive FREE admission to the rodeo when accompanied by an adult. Dance Pavilion.


Thursday, July 25, 2019—Children’s Chicken Scramble and Chicken Bingo beginning at 5:30 on the midway. Sponsored by Horn Wrestling.

Fun for the whole family as various age groups race to capture chickens with a cash prize attached or guess where the chicken will “spill the beans” in Chicken Bingo!

Friday, July 26, 2019—Greased Pig Contest on the midway Sponsored by Horn Wrestling.

Crazy family fun ensues as various age groups race to catch a slippery piggy! Contestants keep a cash prize or the pet piggy!

Saturday, July 27, 2019—O’Neill’s Irish Stepdancers beginning at 6:30 pm at the Dance Pavilion.

Don’t miss family favorites, the Irish Stepdancing group, as they perform various dance routines that bring a touch O’ Ireland to the celebration!