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State Fair 2019

Yep, it’s that time of year again, state fair time!

Enjoy family fun with Nebraska Game and Parks at 2019 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 2019 Nebraska State Fair.

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

Also, visitors who can correctly guess the weight of Charlie the 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 2020 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.

You also are invited to join in on a duck calling contest for kids on Aug. 24 and campground cooking for kids on Aug. 26.

The Nebraska State Fair takes place in Grand Island Aug. 23 through Sep. 2. For more information on the Outdoor Encounter exhibit, visit us at OutdoorNebraska.org/statefair.

Of course I am biased, but one of the biggest draws will be the fish on display!  Just like the fair attendees and exhibitors, fish from all around the state will be making their way to the 6,000 gallon aquarium.  There will be a variety of fish and a variety of sizes!

Learn how Nebraska Game & Parks fisheries biologists collect BIG fish for the 6,000 gallon aquarium at the Nebraska State Fair!

Posted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stop by, have some fun, learn a thing or three.  See you there!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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