Annual Muzzleloaders Convention underway

Annual muzzleloaders convention (KHGI)

The 38th annual United Nebraska Muzzleloaders Convention is just kicking off at the Kearney Ramada Inn. A big attraction is the trade show.

" We got 152 tables of various vendors," said Vern Larson, trade show chairman. "We've got clothing, guns, knives, tent makers, anything you need for that period."

That is the pre-1840s fur trap era.

On Saturday, seminars are open to the public.

"The first one in the morning is range officer certification class and in the afternoon we’re going to have the mountain men who helped the artists survive in the 1810 to 1830 time frame," said Philip Tripe, convention co-chairperson. "The second one would be forging for wild edible plants and the third one would be period drinks of the colonial and fur trade era.”

The convention is open to the public, admission is five dollars.


Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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