August 18, 5:00-8:00PM

Blue Gold Showcase is a chance for students to connect with the community, make new friends and begin establishing that Loper pride. UNK students, campus and community exhibitors are invited to celebrate the start of a new school year and welcome freshmen and returning students to campus. The event typically brings together 2,000-3,000 students and community members.

The event, part of Blue Gold Welcome Week each August, features food, games, prizes and entertainment. Dozens of campus organizations and local businesses take part in the festival, which also includes a free picnic hosted by UNK Chancellor Douglas Kristensen.

Check out the guidelines and complete the online registration form.

Blue & Gold Showcase Guidelines:
  • Set up for the Blue and Gold Showcase is Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, from 3-5 p.m.
  • When you arrive at Showcase on Friday, Aug. 18, please send someone from your group to one of the official check-in locations.  
  • Accommodations are limited, entries are subject to UNK approval. Contact us with any special requests.
  • Space is not available for vehicles.
  • Electricity is limited and generally not available after the priority date of Aug. 4. If you need electricity, please bring an extension cord.
  • One table and two chairs will be provided for each booth.
  • Booths should be set up by 4:45 p.m. and staffed until 8 p.m., after which booths can be taken down.
  • Food to be given away must be approved in advance by UNK, request this on your entry form.
  • Alcoholic beverages and the promotion of alcoholic beverages on T-shirts, hats, brochures, etc. are prohibited.
  • Priority may be given to early applications.
  • The exchange of money and/or signing of contracts of any kind is prohibited. (Signing consists of any agreement where the student gives their signature for a financial arrangement, including but not limited to: credit agreements, financial accounts and/or service agreements).
  • Please leave pets at home.
  • Weather announcements and other updates will be posted on

Questions and Info
(308) 865-8523

Vendors: Register by August 4 to ensure booth availability