Aksarben Stock Show 2018




September 27- 30, 2018
Fonner Park Complex in Grand Island, Nebraska
700 E Stolley Park Rd,
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 402-554-9600
Fax: 402-554-9609
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 130
Grand Island, NE 68802-0130
Event Hours

Tentative & subject to change.
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018: 9 AM – 6 PM
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: 7:30 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018: 8 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, Sept. 30 2018: 7 AM – 8 PM


Facilities Include:
  • Five Points Bank Arena
  • Pinnacle Bank Expo Center
  • Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn
  • Sheep Barn
  • Aurora Cooperative Pavilion
RV Parking Reservations at Fonner Park:

General Public Parking is available with no admission fee on the East side of the Livestock Barns. Exhibitor Trailer Parking will be in the grass lot to the West of the Livestock Barns.



As the nation’s largest 4-H Stock Show, this 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 supports AKSARBEN Foundation’s annual contribution of $250,000 to 4-H youth in the form of scholarships, premiums and awards.

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.

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.