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Second Vendor Blender Set at Fort Robinson State Park

Unique arts and crafts will be on the market during the second annual Vendor Blender at Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, June 11. More than 30 vendors have signed up to display their products at the Buffalo Barracks and Squad Room from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The many items include essential oils, hand-made furniture and crafts, candy, beadwork, garden crafts, jewelry, photography, western art and décor, weight loss aids, and patriotic crafts. Also, many quilts that have been donated to Fort Robinson for use in the lodging rooms will be on display.

Deb Kennedy, a superintendent at Fort Robinson, said the park’s lodging is booked solid that weekend so the event is sure to get a lot of attention.

Although many of the spaces have already been reserved, there is an unlimited amount of space for vendors to set up outside the building. Vendors may reserve a space by contacting Fort Robinson at 308-665-2900 or ngpc.fort.robinson@nebraska.gov. The Facebook page “Fort Robinson Vendor Blender” also has information.

The event is open to the public free of charge, but vehicles entering Fort Robinson must have a Nebraska park entry permit. The permit is available online at outdoornebraska.org, at the park’s headquarters and vendors across the state.

About Justin Haag

Justin Haag has served the Commission as a public information officer in the Panhandle since 2013. His duties include serving as regional editor for NEBRASKAland Magazine. Haag was raised in southwestern Nebraska, where he developed a love for fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Chadron State College in 1996, he worked four years as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Chadron and McCook. Prior to joining the Commission in 2013, he worked 12 years as a communicator at Chadron State, serving as the institution’s media and public relations coordinator the last five. He and his wife, Cricket, live in Chadron, and have two children.

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