Missouri River Outdoor Expo

September 16-17, 2023 | Ponca State Park

About the Expo

The Missouri River Outdoor Expo is the largest outdoor expo in the Midwest. Join us for two days of family-friendly outdoor activities, including wildlife encounters, fishing, kayaking, archery, camping skills, local entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests, food and local goods vendors, craftsmanship demonstrations and much more!

18th Annual Expo at Ponca State Park

Visit scenic Ponca State Park on September 16-17, 2023 for the annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo! This year’s expo will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. A state park entry permit is required upon entry and can be purchased online or at the gate entrance.


With more than 100 free activities planned, there is something for everyone to touch, see and do. New activities for 2023 include a high school/college trap team contest, Wayne American Fly-in Team, World record setting log roll across the Missouri River, field dressing a bison tutorial and more!

  • Kayaking
  • Contests
  • Demonstrations
  • Rock climbing
  • Vendors
  • Wildlife demonstrations
  • Shooting sports
  • Fishing
  • Dog shows
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Entertainers
  • And so much more!

Youth Half Price Lifetime Permit Drawing

Those who attend the Missouri River Outdoor Expo will be eligible to enter a youth into our Youth Half Price Lifetime Permit Drawing program, which gives Nebraska youth age 15 and younger the opportunity to purchase a lifetime hunt, fish and other permits for half price. The online entry form will be available during the event.

Become a vendor

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If you have an outdoor-related product to sell, you have the potential to reach thousands of people in one weekend! This is a great way to meet customers face-to-face and increase your exposure and brand recognition. Vendor space is limited and all vendors must be approved by the Missouri River Outdoor Expo Advisory Board. 

Get involved

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This free family friendly weekend is made possible through the support of generous sponsors, educational exhibitors, over hundreds of dedicated volunteers, and thousands of visitors.

To get involved as a sponsor please call 402-755-2284 or send an email.

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