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Missouri River Outdoor Expo

September 21-22, 2024 | Ponca State Park

About the Expo

The Missouri River Outdoor Expo is the largest outdoor expo in the Midwest. Join us for two days of family-friendly outdoor activities, including wildlife encounters, fishing, kayaking, archery, camping skills, local entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests, food and local goods vendors, craftsmanship demonstrations and much more!

19th Annual Expo at Ponca State Park

Visit scenic Ponca State Park on September 21-22, 2024 for the annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo! The 2024 expo’s Invitational School Day will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 and the Public Days will be open on Sept. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. A state park entry permit is required upon entry and can be purchased online or at the gate entrance.


With more than 100 free activities planned, there is something for everyone to touch, see and do. New activities for 2024 include a Nikon Optics Challenge, Outdoor Cooking Trailer, honey extraction demos and more!

  • Kayaking
  • Contests
  • Demonstrations
  • Rock climbing
  • Vendors
  • Wildlife demonstrations
  • Shooting sports
  • Fishing
  • Dog shows
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Entertainers
  • And so much more!

Youth Half Price Lifetime Permit Drawing

Those who attend the Missouri River Outdoor Expo will be eligible to enter a youth into our Youth Half Price Lifetime Permit Drawing program, which gives Nebraska youth age 15 and younger the opportunity to purchase a lifetime hunt, fish and other permits for half price. The online entry form will be available during the event.

A boy looks at furs in a vendor tent at the Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park.

Become a vendor

If you have an outdoor-related product to sell, you have the potential to reach thousands of people in one weekend! This is a great way to meet customers face-to-face and increase your exposure and brand recognition. Vendor space is limited and all vendors must be approved by the Missouri River Outdoor Expo Advisory Board. 

A volunteer blacksmith poses with his historical equipment at the Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park.

Get involved

This free family friendly weekend is made possible through the support of generous sponsors, educational exhibitors, over hundreds of dedicated volunteers, and thousands of visitors.

To get involved as a sponsor, please call 402-755-2284 or send an email.

Our sponsors

It is through the generous support of our sponsors that the Missouri River Outdoor Expo remains free to the public. This fun-filled, family-friendly weekend is made possible through the help and support of sponsors, educational exhibitors, over nine hundred dedicated volunteers and thousands of visitors.  Sponsorship can be in the form of donations including monetary, product, equipment & services, advertising & promotions and silent auction items.

Our Heritage Sponsors

WhiteTail Properties logo
Scheels logo
Nebraska Lottery logo
Runnings "Your Home, Farm and Outdoor Store" logo
KTIV channel 4 logo
Visit Dixon County, Nebraska logo
KSUX radio logo
AC Nelsen RV World logo
Interstate batteries logo
CF Industries logo
Tom & Bonnie Ferry logo

NGPC logo

Corps of Discovery Sponsors



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