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Nebraska State Fair

The 2021 Nebraska State Fair is Aug. 27 – Sept. 5.

The Nebraska Game and Parks is excited to be part of the longstanding tradition of being part of the State Fair. Our Outdoor Encounter exhibit in the Nebraska Building includes a 6,000-gallon aquarium filled with fish found in Nebraska waters, indoor archery and pellet gun ranges, kids’ & family activity packets, a diorama of the Niobrara River Valley and waterfall, as well as information on hunting, fishing and state park areas across the state. Visitors can enjoy the sky fort just outside of the Nebraska Building. The structure is designed for kids and adults of all ages to climb and have fun. Outside, a meandering stream, covered picnic area, natural playground, sky fort, mock campsite and beautifully landscaped grounds give fair visitors a place to explore and relax.

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Outdoor Encounter Exhibit Presentation & Activity Schedule 2021

Time Activity Location
 

*9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Hunting, fishing, parks, boating, and trail information.

 

Information Booth

Game and Park Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Permits and license sales & info:

-Hunting & Fishing Licenses
-Park Entry Permits
-Nebraskaland Magazine Special
-HIP number registration

 

Information Booth

Game and Park Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Nebraskaland Photographer’s award-winning prints on display. Enter to win a free Nebraskaland Print. They are also available to purchase.

 

Game and Park Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor

 

*9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Waterfall and large aquarium with Nebraska fish.

 

Game and Park Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor

 

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekdays + Labor Day: Noon – 6 p.m.

 

Archery Range– Age 8 and above. Fun supervised archery range with 3-D targets.

Old Fashion Shooting Gallery – supervised air gun range with fun old fashion carnival style targets. Age 8 and above.

 

Game and Parks Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor

Game and Parks Exhibi

Nebraska Building – Indoor

 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Bird Scavenger Hunt – all ages. Have fun & learn about birds while trying to find a series of acrylic birds hidden throughout the Outdoor Encounter Exhibit.

 

Game and Park Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor & Outdoor

 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

State Park Kids Centennial Activity. Grab a bag and work through the state park word puzzle, coloring sheets of your favorite state park scenes. Colored Pencils Included

 

Game and Park Exhibit

Nebraska Building – Indoor

 

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Pollinator Garden – view the beauty of a pollinator garden and learn the plants that attract pollinators. Stop inside the Game and Parks Information booth for a complimentary packet of pollinator garden seed.

 

Pollinator Garden is Outdoors on the East side of the Game and Parks Exhibit – Nebraska Building

Pollinator Seed Packets – Indoors at the Game and Parks Information Desk.

 

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

State Parks Selfie Station. In celebration of the state park centennial, snap your selfie and share for a chance to win a 2-night cabin stay at a Nebraska State Park.

 

Nebraska Building –Outside, south side of the Nebraska Building.

*Will close at 6 p.m. on Labor Day, September 5th.