About Fur Trade Days, Inc.

For nearly 45 years, community members, history buffs, buckskinners, and promoters of Northwest Nebraska’s rich heritage, have gathered annually to create a celebration unlike any other.

Fur Trade Days, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Membership Corporation whose purpose is to produce a regional event celebrating the history of the fur trade in Northwest Nebraska. It is governed by a seven member volunteer Board, which donates their time, ideas, and vision to ensure the success of the organization.

Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Dave Hockenbary, President

  • Kevin Oleksy, Secretary

  • Emily Rischling, Treasurer

  • Jim Hawk, Entertainment Committee Chair

  • Carly Schnell, Family Events Committee Chair

  • Tori Wild, Marketing Committee Chair

Board Members

Miles Bannan, Dave Feddersen, Kristina Reeves, Kerri Rempp, Jessy Roberts, and Ben Rust