GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Officials are warning attendees about third party ticket vendors for the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. 

According to Executive Director Jaime Parr, third party vendors are selling tickets that aren’t authentic. Tickets are being sold for almost four times the original price. 

“Outside parties influence is an increasing problem,” Parr said. "It’s growing each year, we are seeing some new innovative ways that people are trying to get the attention of potential ticket buyers, they are creating a false sense of urgency trying to let people know that they need to buy today."

Parr said tickets for all shows should be $81 or less. She said tickets are still available and she’s urging people to purchase them through the Nebraska State Fair site,, or through Etix.

Parr adds that the State Fair is not responsible if people purchase tickets from unauthorized websites. If someone shows up with a ticket that isn’t official, they can't honor it. 

Tickets are also available at the Nebraska State Fair box office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.