Her Favorite Fall Festival
07 Sep, 2012
Written by Jennifer Sill
I love small towns. I grew up in a town of about 300. One of my favorite parts were the wonderful festivals. Everyone comes together to have a really great time. There’s something for everyone.
Most festivals are in the summer (before Labor Day or school) in Nebraska. Not this one. A “Fall” Festival!!
Wellfleet Fall Festival
There’s a campfire cookoff, sheep chip bingo, a wild west show, parade…. (I could go on and on. The full schedule is below.)
And I hear they have the best BBQ sandwich for miles around. Here’s how they do it:
They dig the pit early in the week. The friday before the event they light a fire in the pit using wood at 5:30 am and burn wood all day long to get hot, hot coals. They monitor the pit, stir it to keep it going and to ensure it get’s really hot. They then start prepping the pit using tin and gunny sacks. The beef roasts are seasoned and double wrapped in tin foil. the meat goes in the pit around 8pm. They cover it with more tin and gunny sacks and bury it with dirt. It cooks all night long in the pit and is dug out and taken off around 10:30 a.m. on saturday. They unwrap it and slice it and prepare it to be served as part of the Free BBQ.
All this work and they give the sandwich away for FREE!!!
Wellfleet Fall Festival Saturday Sept 8th 2012
Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. -Wellfleet Trail Ride- Free Registration starts at 8:00 am, Ride starts at 9:00am- Sponsored by Open Sky Unlimited. For more info contact Kort Kemp-362-7333
9:00 a.m.- 4th Annual Wellfleet Stock Dog Classic – For more info contact Eddie Merritt- 362-4384
9:00 a.m.- 1st Annual Wellfleet Idol Competition- $10 Entry,
10:00 a.m. Sidewalk Chalk Coloring Contest- At Basketball Court.Kids prizes awarded for the best one!
11:00 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull – For More Info contact Paul Prochaska 963-4366 or Art Hasenauer 963-2233
Sheep Chip Bingo- All Day
Sam Gilmore Benefit Raffle(Rifle and Quilt) -All Day
Noon FreeWill Donation Pit BBQ- Sponsored by Wellfleet Community Club
Noon Pie and Ice Cream Social- Sponsored by area churches
12 pm- 2pm- Mini Antique Road Show/Juried Art Show -At Community Hall
Bring Your Antiques, Have them appraised just like on the show. Show them off!! Sell them or take them back home! Highest $$ item wins a prize ! Plus show off your art work.For more info call 289-1301
1:00 p.m. – Beer Garden Opens- Sponsored by Wellfleet Volunteer Fire Dept.
1:00 p.m.- Wellfleet’s Barn Branding begins- Bring your brand so you can brand our barn. $10 per brand. All proceeds go towards Wellfleet Community Clubs new shelter.
2:00 p.m. Parade – Main street – Theme: “ It’s Branding Time at Wellfleet’s Barn Branding.
Old West Entertainment- On Main Street after the parade
After Parade- Kids Games, Foot Races, Penny Scramble, Stik Horse Team Penning, Mutton Bustin and more.
3:00 p.m. Team Sorting- behind fire hall- For More info contact Vern Norgaard 362-4425 or Mark Votaw 963-4270
3:30 p.m. Free Watermelon Feed at Picnic Shelter- Compliments of McDermott Auction Service
4:00 p.m. Poker Run Train Ride/2 rides $5 Entry Fee- Starts at Fire Hall
5:00 p.m.- Campfire Cookoff Contest- For more info contact Russ Gerlach 963-2219
6:30 p.m. Husker Football Game at Beer Garden against UCLA
9:00 p.m. -12:00 am- Free Street Dance To Erin Chrisman and Victory Underground.