Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® is an annual event that seeks to educate people of all ages about building sustainable communities, industry career opportunities, and public safety.

Dozer Day® gives kids the ultimate “construction experience” by inviting close contact with heavy construction equipment, public safety vehicles, recycling trucks, and other fun, informational activities.

In addition to a weekend of fun, Dozer Day® is a fundraiser, with net proceeds given back to charities and organizations that support communities nationwide. For a full list of beneficiaries, please click here.

Where is Dozer Day® held?

The first Dozer Day® Nebraska will be located at Sarpy County Fairgrounds (100 Main St, Springfield, NE 68059). 

If you’re looking for another Dozer Day® near you, please click here.

When is Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® Nebraska will take place on September 28 & 29, 2024. Gates open at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm.

The event will open one hour early BOTH Saturday and Sunday exclusively for our valued sponsors and their guests before gates open to the public at 10:00 am. If this privilege interests you, please visit our sponsors page to get involved. 

Who are the main sponsors for Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® is sponsored by many local businesses who are invested in our community. For information on becoming a sponsor or to see a detailed list of sponsors, please visit the sponsor page.

How much do Dozer Day® tickets and parking cost?

Pre-sale tickets for Dozer Day® are $15 for all guests over 2 years old.

Ticket prices increase to $18 if purchased on the day of the event.

Everyone 2 years old and older needs a ticket for entry. Tickets are valid for one entry only.

Parking prices TBA.

What is the ideal age for Dozer Day®?

Dozer Day® has something for ALL ages!

Kids under 12 years old (size permitting) get to hop into heavy, construction equipment and operate the machines guided by in-cab, experienced equipment operators.

In addition to big rigs, you’ll find awesome activities, fun contests, lots of sponsor giveaways and, much more!

Do adults need tickets for entry?

Yes, everyone 2 years and older need a ticket for entry. All proceeds from the event benefit community and nonprofit organizations throughout the area. A full list of beneficiaries can be found here.

Who do I contact if I have issues purchasing or receiving tickets?

Please email Afton Ticket Support at

Can we get a grant for Dozer Day® tickets?

Children’s not-for-profit organizations may be eligible for free or reduced-price tickets.

Please email requests on non-profit letterhead along with IRS tax-exempt documentation to

Are Dozer Day® reservations refundable?

Tickets are NOT refundable or adjustable, but please be assured the donation benefits many great children’s charities.

Are food options available at Dozer Day®?

Yes! We have a wide range of food and beverage vendors on-site during Dozer Day®.

Are animals allowed at the event?

Only service animals are admitted for entry.

Can I volunteer to help at Dozer Day®?

Yes, we would be grateful to have you join the Dozer Day® Volunteer Team! Please visit our volunteer page for details.

Where did Dozer Day® Start?

The first “Dozer Day®” was held in Wisconsin hosted by Halquist Stone and benefited local schools. In 2008 the Nutter Foundation acquired the rights to Dozer Day® and trademarked the event. We now share Dozer Day® with partners throughout the United States. See our full list of Dozer Day® Event Partners here!