Aksarben Stock Show 2017






September 28-October 1, 2017
Fonner Park Complex in Grand Island, Nebraska

Facilities Include:

  • Five Points Bank Arena
  • Pinnacle Bank Expo Center
  • Cattle Barn, Sheep Barn, Swine Arena

RV Parking Reservations at Fonner Park:





AKSARBEN Foundation has announced a new partnership with the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority and the relocation of the AKSARBEN Stock Show and Purple Ribbon Auction to Grand Island beginning in 2017.

For 89 years, the AKSARBEN Stock Show has called Omaha home.  As the nation’s largest 4-H Stock Show, the event draws thousands of 4-H youth, family members and attendees from across the country, creating millions in direct economic impact for the Heartland. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships, premiums and awards for 4-H youth.

The Purple Ribbon Auction, which supports AKSARBEN Foundation’s annual contribution of $250,000 to 4-H youth in the form of scholarships, premiums and awards, will be driven by a committee of Grand Island and Tri-Cities business and community leaders.

At its new venue in Grand Island, the AKSARBEN Stock Show is expected to draw more than 1,200 4-H Exhibitors from states throughout the Midwest, including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.  National Livestock Judging and Quiz Bowl competitions will draw an additional 700 competitors from across the nation.

Established in 1895, AKSARBEN Foundation represents the premier employers in Nebraska and western Iowa.  AKSARBEN Foundation works as a unified network to influence change for the betterment of youth, the economy and Heartland communities.  We advance our mission to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland by funding and guiding best practice, needs-based scholarship programs, awarding over $1 million annually; promoting the Heartland’s cultural heritage through top-ranking community celebrations, attended by over 100,000 annually; and honoring community leaders who carry on the Heartland’s tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism.

For complete show and auction details, visit www.Aksarbenstockshow.com.

The show schedule, programs and judges information can be found at http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/p/events/359.

The exhibitor Premium Book (rules) can be found at  http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/p/events/375.


Fonner Park and the Heartland Events Center are not responsible for the planning or programming of third party events hosted at the Fonner Park Complex. All third party events are solely the responsibility of the contracted event organizer and said organizer should be contacted for specific event information.