Her Top 3 Nebraska Events
12 Sep, 2012
Written by Jennifer Sill
1. Apple Jack Festival
Where: Nebraska City
When: September 14-16
What: There’s so much to do in Nebraska City this weekend!!
Here’s what their website says:
Folks from all over the country flock to Nebraska City each year for this wholesome, fun-filled weekend celebrating the local apple harvest. And, local orchards take this opportunity to open their doors to the public and showcase their wares, including cider, wine, pies and other baked goods and, of course, tree ripened apples.
2. Rail Fest
Where: North Platte Trails and Rails Museum (and more spots in the city)
When: Sept 14-16
What: This year is the 150th Anniversary of Union Pacific. Celebrate!!
From their website:
Locomotive simulator, live music, tours of Mid-Plains College Railroad Technology Center, tours of Bailey Yard, and much more.
Also in North Platte this weekend:
Cemetery Tour: Railroaders, Ranchers and Thieves
Tickets are $10.00 in advance; $15.00 at the gate; Children under 16 free with an adult. Tickets maybe purchased at the North Platte Public Library 120 W 4th Street North Platte Ne.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. North Platte Cemetery West Rodeo Road North Platte Ne.
Offering coffee and rolls, live music by local talent and vendor booths offering fresh produce, home-made baked goods, hand-crafted items and Nebraska-raised meats.
Local high school boys and girls compete in various rodeo events. Contact Tricia Schaffer at 308-534-1244 or 308-530-1866. Visit the website at www.hsrodeo-nebraska.com. Type of Event: Rodeos, Bull Riding, Auto Racing. Sunday, September 16, 2012. Wild West Arena 2400 N Bufalo Bill Ave North Platte, NE.
3. Greeley Halfway to Saint Pat’s Festival
What: An Irish Music Festsival
From their website:
Non-stop music, dancing, storytelling and cultural education. Irish food and drink and assorted vendors. 11am-11pm, $15-$20
Here are a few runners up (a new feature this week):
Wallace Fall Festival (Sep 15 & 16 – Wallace)
Join your friends and family at this two day celebration in Wallace. There will be a parade, kids’ games, rodeo, tractor pull, free BBQ, street dance and many other events.
98th Annual Harvest Festival (Sep 13-15 – Gothenburg)
City-wide Annual dog show, parades, food vendors, arts and crafts, children’s games, bed races, children’s tractor pull and more. www.gothenburgdelivers.com
Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair (Sep 14-15 – Scotts Bluff)
Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, tatting, beading, rug hooking, needle and wet felting and more! Demonstrations, marketplace with more than 25 vendors, mill tours and presentations.
Heritage Day (Sep 15 – Henderson)
Heritage Park Enjoy activities done the oldfashioned Mennonite way including lard rendering, making cracklings, outdoor oven bread baking, soap making and more. Ethnic foods served all day. www.hendersonheritage.org
Pierce Old Time Threshing Bee (Sep 15-16 – Pierce)
Fairgrounds Tractor drive begins at 1pm on Sep 14th. Parades and antique auction.