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 free 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.

2018 Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

May 12th| 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for the 12th annual expo and rediscover a love for the outdoors at this exciting event! Participating in the activities is free thanks to our gracious sponsors. An annual or daily park permit per vehicle will be required. Visit the expo’s event page on Facebook to get the latest updates, view the guest list, invite others, and RSVP to get another reminder of the event as the day approaches.

View the 2018 map and event schedule

Activities include:

  • Tomahawks
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Shooting
  • Outdoor cooking
  • 6,000-gallon aquarium
  • Touch tank
  • Hunting demos
  • Fishing demos
  • Kids turkey gobbling contest
  • Golf USA golfing course
  • Archery
  • Bowfishing
  • Camping skills
  • Climbing wall
  • S’mores
  • Fast draw competition

New for 2018

  • World Champion Timber Tina’s Lumberjills: the first and original all woman’s logging sport entertainers.  They will throwing axes, log rolling, underhand chopping, cross-cut sawing, and how sawing. Show times: 10:30, 12:30 & 2:30 for more info view the flyer.
  • Traverse the Ropes Course: push your limits across a ropes course.  All ages will enjoy the experience.
  • Fish Filleting: experts will fillet fish caught during the Expo.  Take home the filled fish or have it prepared right at the event.  Fish will be fried for taste testing.

New for 2018

Take a look at this year’s promo video below to see more of the expo experience!

2018 sponsors

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors listed below! The expo wouldn’t be possible without their generous support.

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum sponsors have donated at the $5000 level.




ntv logo

Gold Sponsors

Gold sponsors have donated at the $2500 level.



Norris & Lori Marshall

rockit logo

Silver Sponsors

Silver sponsors have donated at the $1000 level.



logo for humanities nebraska

saylor logo



W. Thomas Sorrell

cargill logo

levanders logo



Bronze Sponsors

Bronze sponsors have donated at the $500 level.

  • Big Bend Waterfowl & Wildlife Association
  • Cook Construction
  • Fast Phil’s Plaza – Dan Stump
  • Dority Chiropractic Office
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • First National Bank
  • Headwaters Corporation
  • Kearney Optimist Club
  • Landmark Implement
  • Michael & Diane Schnieders
  • Monsanto DEKALB Genetics Group
  • Olsson Associates
  • P-Town Tractor Club
  • Personal Touches Embroidery
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • Valentino’s
  • Walmart
  • Younes Hospitality

Copper Sponsors

Copper sponsors have donated at the $250 level or below.
  • Ace Hardware
  • Ampride
  • Andersen Wrecking
  • Anderson Klein Swan & Brewster
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Apple Market
  • Auto Tech Specialists
  • Barney Financial Services
  • Boogarts
  • Bruning Photography
  • Bruning State Bank Loan Production Office
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Buzz’s Marine
  • Casey’s Carry-Out Pizza
  • Cassy Kvasnicka
  • CW Farms
  • Centerline Financial
  • Central Fire & Safety
  • Charles M. Schaepler, DDS
  • Christopher Rector
  • Cinema 8 Kearney
  • Cirrus Tech, Inc.
  • City Plumbing
  • Clevenger Farm Products
  • Coca Cola
  • Culligan
  • Dan Neal
  • Dave Waggoner Plumbing & Heating
  • Daylight Donuts
  • Dermatology, P.C.
  • Dickey’s Barbeque
  • Dirk & Angela Nickel
  • Douglas R. Holmes, DDS
  • Duane Franzluebbers
  • Duncan-Theis Construction
  • Eagle Distributing
  • Ed Broadfoot and Sons Sand & Gravel
  • Edward Jones Investments-Cannon
  • Eric Johnson
  • Eric & Steph Maaske
  • Farm Credit Services of America
  • Farmers & Merchants
  • Five Points Bank
  • Gail’s Funnel Cakes
  • Gene Beerbohm- Principal Life Insurance Agency
  • Graham Tire Company
  • Heartland Surgery Center
  • Hellman Main Coslor & Kathol P.C.
  • Hollman Media LLC
  • Jack Lederman Co
  • Jerry Stithem
  • Johnson Imperial Home Co. Inc.
  • Justin Haahr
  • 56th St. Amaco Plaza
  • Foote’s Convenience
  • K-Town Cakes & More
  • Kearney Richardson Concessions- Tropical Sno
  • Little USA
  • Laura Moody
  • Louie Stithem
  • Lowe Investments
  • M&N Millwright
  • Marcotte Insurance
  • Marge Lauer
  • Martin G. Tilley, MD DDS PC
  • Matt Yocum
  • Megan, Amanda, Zane Shada & Williamson
  • Michelle Stover
  • Mid-States Irrigation of Kearney Inc.
  • Mike’s Repair
  • Norm’s Plumbing and Heating
  • Northwestern Energy
  • NP Realty, Inc.
  • Office Max/Office Depot
  • Orscheln Farm & Home
  • Platte Valley Auto
  • Pat McLaughlin
  • Pizza Hut/GIPH Restaurants LLC
  • Pond-Tini
  • Precision Import Repair
  • Quality Appraisers and Consulting Service
  • Rich Osentowski
  • Risk & Insurance Solutions
  • Scott Bazata
  • Schukei Family
  • Sim’s Shop EZ
  • Skeeter Barnes
  • Speedee Mart
  • Snakk Investments/NE Burger
  • Stafford Land & Cattle
  • Steve Corman
  • Tamara Tillotson
  • Tim & Tracey Shada
  • The Chicken Coop
  • Turner Body Shop
  • Vicky Harper
  • Wiltgen Enterprises/Taco Johns

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