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Enjoy family fun with Nebraska Game and Parks at 2018 state fair

LINCOLN, Neb. – With plenty of features for both kids and adults, the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Encounter exhibit provides a fun stop for the entire family at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair.

Housed in the Nebraska Building, the exhibit includes an indoor archery range, indoor air gun range, kids’ Nerf gun range, 6,000-gallon aquarium featuring Nebraska fish, a bird scavenger hunt, interactive kids’ games, an accessible outdoor sky fort and more.

Also, visitors who can correctly guess the weight of Walter the Flathead Catfish will be entered into a drawing to win a fishing prize package, with a category for adults as well as youth under 16.

For those interested in the latest in outdoor news and information, there will also be specials on 1-, 2- and 3-year subscriptions to NEBRASKAland Magazine, with a 2019 NEBRASKAland calendar included. Additionally, a NEBRASKAland Magazine photo display will feature prints of wildlife, landscapes and beautiful scenes from outdoor Nebraska. Enter the drawing to win a print, or purchase the picture of your choosing.

On select days, you also are invited to join in on a waterfowl calling contest and a presentation on outdoor cooking.

The Nebraska State Fair takes place in Grand Island Aug. 24 through Sept. 3. For more information on Game and Parks activities and features, visit us at OutdoorNebraska.org.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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