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Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

The annual Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo showcases the state’s vast number of fun outdoor activities at beautiful Fort Kearny State Recreational Area. This event is designed to meet the needs of anyone interested in an outdoor lifestyle, regardless of age or experience. Those who attend can try fishing, archery, kayaking, camping and outdoor cooking, among other activities. They can also see, touch and learn more about Nebraska fish and wildlife species from wildlife biologists.

Participating in the activities is free thanks to our gracious sponsors. An annual or daily park permit per vehicle will be required.

2017 Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

In 2017 the Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo celebrates its 11th year!
The 2017 expo will take place on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Download a volunteer application form
Download a vendor application form
Become a sponsor

New attractions for 2017

Famous for his coin trick, Byron Ferguson once shot eight dimes in a row out of the air. Don’t miss the legendary longbow archer Byron’s show.

The action-packed Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show will feature log rolling, carving, chopping, sawing, axe throwing and much more. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is historical, educational, humorous and filled with audience participation.


2016 sponsors

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors listed below!

Eagle sponsors

Eagle sponsors have donated at the $5000 level.

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Bobcat sponsors

Bobcat sponsors have donated at the $2500 level.

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Deer sponsors

Deer sponsors have donated at the $1000 level.

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Raccoon sponsors

Raccoon sponsors have donated at the $500 level.

  • Big Bend Waterfowl & Wildlife Assn
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dority Chiropractic Office
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Kearney Optimist Club
  • Landmark Implement
  • M & N Millwright
  • Mason Motors
  • NebraskaLand National Bank
  • P-Town Tractor Club
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • Younes Hospitality

Fish sponsors

Fish sponsors have donated at the $250 level.

  • Anderson Wrecking Company, Inc.
  • Central Fire and Safety
  • CHI Health Good Samaritan
  • Contemporary Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.
  • Cook Construction
  • Edward Jones Investments- Cannon
  • Elyria Gardens
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Fast Phil Plaza
  • Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol P.C.
  • Gail’s Funnel Cakes
  • Lowe Investments
  • Walmart
  • Pig In a Bag
  • Pizza Hut/GIPH Restaurants, LLC
  • Rock-It
  • Skeeter Barnes
  • Trius Federal Credit Union

Dragonfly sponsors

Dragonfly sponsors have donated at the less than $250 level.

  • Ag Traders Inc.
  • Anderson, Klein, Swan, & Brewster
  • Armagost Financial Group
  • Artic Refrigeration Co.
  • ATS Auto Tech Specialists
  • Barney Financial Services
  • Boogarts
  • Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry
  • Bruning Photography
  • Casey’s on 39th
  • Central NE Cardiology LLC
  • Charles M. Schaepler, DDS
  • Charter West Banks
  • Culligan
  • Dave Waggoner Plumbing & Heating
  • Daylight Donuts
  • Dermatology, P.C.
  • Doby Town Kiwanis
  • Douglas R. Holmes, DDS
  • Duane Franzluebbers
  • Eagle Distributing
  • Family Practice Associates
  • First Choice Vending
  • Gene Beerbohm / Principle Life
  • Graham Tire Company
  • Integrity Home Inspection and Testing, LLC
  • Johnson Imperial Home Company
  • KAAPA Ethanol, LLC
  • Kearney Clinic P.C.
  • Kearney Liquor

  • Kearney Plumbing/ City Plumbing
  • Kearney RV Park & Campground
  • Kearney Urology Center, P.C.
  • Kwik Stop
  • Marlatt Machine Shop
  • Masonry Unlimited
  • Michael J. Heeney, D.D.S.
  • Mid-States Irrigation of Kearney Inc.
  • Monsanto
  • N.P Reality, Inc.
  • NebraskaLand Distributing
  • Norm’s Plumbing and Heating
  • Orscheln Farm & Home
  • Parker Grossart Bahensky Buecke & Bowman
  • Quality Appraisers and Consulting Service
  • Ravenna Locker
  • Rick & Chris Johnson
  • Rocky Geiser
  • Speedee Mart
  • Swenson Orthodontic
  • Tammy Tillotson
  • Thirsty’s Convenience Store
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Valentino’s