Learn new skills at Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo on May 12

April 5, 2018 Jerry Kane

LINCOLN, Neb. – Get ready for summer by learning some new outdoor skills at the 12th annual Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo on May 12.

This free Expo, designed for family members of all ages and experience levels, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, located just south of Kearney. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park.

The Expo offers opportunities for participants to get hands-on experience in a variety of skills, such as kayaking, fishing, bow fishing, archery, slingshots, throwing spears and tomahawks, camping, climbing wall, Dutch oven cook-off, shooting ranges (shotgun, air rifle and Nerf gun), SNAG (Starting New at Golf) driving range, live snake presentation, and kids’ turkey gobbling contest.

A new feature this year is a ropes course, which will challenge eager Expo visitors. Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills will put on a demonstration of logging sports. Other demonstrations include fish filleting and cooking, a cowboy fast-draw show, blacksmithing, and a dog-training seminar.

There will be a Kids’ Discovery Zone, 6,000-gallon aquarium, aquatic touch tank, and a presentation about the tools and skills used by Old West pioneers.

The Fort Kearny Expo Advisory Board and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission host the Expo. Learn more at FortKearnyExpo.com.

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