The 97th Aksarben Stock Show will be held Sept 26-29, 2023, at Fonner Park, Grand Island, Nebraska. Today the Aksarben Stock Show is managed and produced by the Nebraska State Fair
and is open to youth exhibitors and also features a national livestock judging contest.
The beef, sheep and goat shows are held at the Five Points
Bank Arena in the Nebraska Farm Bureau Show Ring. The swine show is held in the Aurora
Cooperative Pavilion. Youth from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming are eligible to show.
The show was established in 1928 by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben with a mission of "producing an annual youth livestock show celebrating the region’s agricultural heritage which educates and benefits families."
The Aksarben Stock Show moved to Grand Island, Nebraska in 2017 celebrating its 90th anniversary. It was previously located in Omaha, Nebraska under the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and Aksarben Foundation.
The Aksarben Stock Show’s vision is to:
- Conduct a world-class youth livestock exposition.
- Educate youth on production agriculture.
- Raise funds for the Aksarben Grand Drive, awarded through scholarships and monetary awards.
- Create a fun environment where families and youth compete and build life long friendships.