Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

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Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby Candleshoe » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:40 pm

Ok, here's an actual "rumor" for the thread. Tonight, at a wedding reception, a friend of mine asked me what I knew about Aksarben coming to Grand Island?
Was news to me, so I asked him in what context did he hear something. He said that he heard that Fonner Park will make an announcement later this month, but didn't know what the announcement would be and that's why he was asking me. Right now, a lot of Aksarben racing memorabilia is on permanent loan to the racing museum in the Fonner Concourse, so it probably isn't that.
Let the speculation begin...

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Postby Coyote » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:50 pm

Memorabilia from where?
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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby Candleshoe » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:59 pm

Coyote wrote:Memorabilia from where?


From Ak-Sar-Ben track

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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby badlander » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:17 pm

AKSARBEN Stock Show is scheduled for Fonner Park the end of September 2017. Might that be the announcement?

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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby Candleshoe » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:16 pm

badlander wrote:AKSARBEN Stock Show is scheduled for Fonner Park the end of September 2017. Might that be the announcement?


Yep. That's it. Just announced today.

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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby nebugeater » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:21 am

That will be a good fit. It will grow again.
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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:35 am

Here's the story from the World Herald:

Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island after 89 years in Omaha

http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/aksa ... fdce7.html

By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau wrote:The Aksarben Stock Show, the nation’s largest 4-H livestock show, will be held at Grand Island’s Fonner Park this fall, ending a run in Omaha that began in 1928.

The show, coupled with a professional rodeo added in 1947, has been an autumn highlight in Omaha
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By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau wrote:Space was limited at the CenturyLink Center, which had hosted the Stock Show since it opened in 2003, Kock said. Animals had to be hauled up freight elevators, down a hallway and into a ballroom for the auction.

By contrast, Grand Island’s Fonner Park, where the stock show will be held, has $42 million worth of state-of-the-art livestock show barns built in recent years to host the Nebraska State Fair.
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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby socaln8v » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:27 pm

That'll be just as the State Fair is ending so it'll be a good month for Grand Island hotels/motels. The fair ends Sept. 4th so there will be 3 weeks to recover a little before this stock show begins. Growth is good.

http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/events ... stock-show

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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:50 am

socaln8v wrote:That'll be just as the State Fair is ending so it'll be a good month for Grand Island hotels/motels. The fair ends Sept. 4th so there will be 3 weeks to recover a little before this stock show begins. Growth is good.

http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/events ... stock-show


Agreed. This is excellent for Grand Island :thumb: ...

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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby Candleshoe » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:52 am

socaln8v wrote:That'll be just as the State Fair is ending so it'll be a good month for Grand Island hotels/motels. The fair ends Sept. 4th so there will be 3 weeks to recover a little before this stock show begins. Growth is good.

http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/events ... stock-show


Actually, Husker Harvest Days falls in the middle of that three weeks too. It'll fill hotel rooms from Aurora to Kearney.

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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby nebugeater » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:53 am

DOn't forget Husker harvest day that draw a lot of people to the area. This year the dates are Sept 12 - 14


http://huskerharvestdays.com/hh17/publi ... enu=100003
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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby MTO » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:58 am

First of all I've never herd of this thing and second of all get it out of here Omaha stopped thinking stock animals were sexy at the turn of the 20th century.
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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby nebugeater » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:07 am

MTO wrote:First of all I've never herd of this thing and second of all get it out of here Omaha stopped thinking stock animals were sexy at the turn of the 20th century.



Crawl out of you bubble This has been a major regional event in Omaha for years.
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Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Postby MTO » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:36 pm

It was, gross! to many shìt kickers for my taste I guess.
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