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Festivals Fairs & Mid-Summer to Fall 2012


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Festivals, Fairs & Sumner 4th of July, Sumner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1-4 Gibbon Tractor Pull, Gibbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4 O’Neill Summerfest, O’Neil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 12-15 Cozad Chamber Events, Cozad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 14 Kearney County Fair, Minden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 14-19 Kearney Cycling, Johnson Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15 Adams County Fairfest, Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 18-22 Cruise Nite 2012, Kearney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 18-22 Phelps County Fair, Holdrege . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 21-26 Nebraska Big Rodeo, Burwell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25-28 Buffalo County Fair, Kearney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25-31 Pinewood Bowl, Lincoln. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 28-Aug 16 Wessels Living History, York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July -Dec Dawson County Fair, Lexington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug 8-12 Columbus Days, Columbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug 16-19 North Loup Popcorn Days, North Loup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug 24-26

✮ Saturday, June 30th SEM Alumni Dinner – at School

Lexington Chamber Attractions, Lexington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug - Sept Old Trusty Antique and Collectors Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 8-9 Greeley Irish Festival, Greeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 15 West Point’s Last Fling Til’ Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 16 Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 28-30 Prime Festival, Kearney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 11 Holiday Splendor, Kearney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 10 Prairie Club, Valentine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

✮ Monday, July 2nd

✮ Wednesday, July 4th

7:30 pm: Calcutta – at Tub’s Pub

7 am:

✮ Sunday, July 1st

✮ Tuesday, July 3rd

11 am –1 pm: Commercial Club Dinner 6 pm: Turtle & Toad Races

11 am:

✮ Sponsored By ✮ Tub’s Pub ★ Sumner

Dodge Ball Tournament – in Gym Contact Boyd Bowder 402-922-0521 3 pm – 6 pm: Bingo– at the Hall Sponsored by Thumbs-Up 4-H 7 pm: Rodeo 9 pm: Street Dance/Beer Garden $1 Cover Charge

Sam’s Market ★ Sumner StevensWelding ★ Sumner Mane Place ★ Sumner Bouie Fertilizer Miller,Overton,Ravenna All Points Co-op ★ Sumner 5 Points Bank ★ Sumner

July 4th

Fireworks MOVED to the Sumner BALL FIELD!!!

at Dusk

5K Fun Run/Walk – at Park Contact Jana Hoos 308-440-1796 10:30 am: Parade “Wonderful World of Disney” Following Parade: Foot Races & Money Pile On Football Field 11 am –1 pm: FBLA Serving Lunch – at Hall Noon– 4 pm: Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show Highway 40 – Show & Shine Contact Paul Zerr 308-440-5879 1:30 pm: Co-ed Sand Volleyball – Pool Play Contact Jana Hoos 308-440-1796 or Tub’s Pub 1:30 pm: Rodeo 3 pm – 7 pm: Karaoke – at Tub’s Pub 5 pm: Boat Race 5:30 pm: Firemen’s BBQ – in Park Free Will Donation 6 pm–7 pm: Fun Walk Sponsored by Thumbs-Up 4-H 7:00 pm: Entertainment in the Park Alexa & 3-4 All Parade & Raffle Winners Announced Dusk: Fireworks– at Sumner Ball Field Bring your blankets & lawn chairs!


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Grover Cleveland Alexander Days July 8-9-10 • St. Paul, NE Friday, July 6th

Saturday, July 7th

RETAIL SPECIALS ALL DAY LONG!

FOOD COURT - CITY PARK

9:00am - 4:00pm - Quilt Show 4:00pm - Royal Coachmen Poker Run 7:00pm - The Winning Team Movie 7:30pm - Vintage Baseball Game

7:15am - 1st Annual Bike Ride 8:30am - Pancake Feed 9:00am - Mens Slow Pitch Soft Ball Tourney 9:00am - 4:00pm - Quilt Show 10:00am - Parade 10:00am - 4:00pm - Antique Farm Eq. Show 11:00am - Kids Activities City Park 12 Noon - 4:00pm - Classic Car Show 12 Noon - 4:00pm - Antique Firetruck Display 1pm - 4:00pm - Historical Village 1:00pm - Tractor Games 1:00pm - Remote Control Car Races 2:00pm - Motor Building Contest 2:30pm - Pinewood Derby 4:00pm - Car Show Trophy Presentation 5:00-6:30pm - Drag Races 6:00-8:00pm - Community Stake Feed 7:00pm - The Winning Team Movie 8:00-11:00pm - Free Teen Street Dance 9:00pm-1:00am - Street Dance, $5 with Whiskey Bent 10:00pm - Royal Coachmen $13,000 Raffle Give-a-way

St. Paul Historic Baseball Capital of Nebraska

Sunday, July 8th 9:00am - 3 Man Gold Scramble 9:00am - Mens Slow Pitch Soft Ball Tourney Cont. 10:00am - Motorcycle Poker Run 1:00 - 4:00pm - Historical Village 1:00pm - Texas Hold’em Tourn. 2:00pm - Burnout Contest

www.stpaulnebraska.com

Gibbon Tractor Pull Association July 4th – 1 p.m. Outlaw Grand National Pull

Nebraska Truck & Tractor Pullers

Limited Pro Stock Super Farm Light Super Stock • Pro Stock Unlimited Super Stock

2WD & 4WD Pickups Super Stock Tractors Pro Stock Tractors Limited Pro Stock Tractors

At The West Edge of Gibbon, South of Highway 30, at the Aurora Coop Facility Concessions on the grounds.

Coolers & Lawn Chairs Welcome!

Admission: 8 yrs & up – $10, 7yrs & under – Free

Gibbon Mud Drags July 7th – 1:00 p.m. Aurora Coop Facility Featuring the Custer County Mud Draggers Association

www.gibbontractorpull.com www.nebtruckandtractorpullers.com www.outlawpulling.com - www.custermuddrags.com

August 30th–October 6th: Journey Stories Smithsonian Event at the 100th Meridian Museum in Cozad

August 18th: 100 Meridian Hundred Bike Ride Fundraiser for the 100th Meridian Museum in Cozad This is a historical century ride with loops for a variety of skill levels beginning and ending in Cozad, Nebraska. Funds raised will benefit Cozad’s historically important 100th Meridian Museum. After the ride, participants will be able to enjoy an afternoon/evening of festivities and food in conjunction with the “Journey Along the Lincoln Highway Cruise Night!” For more information, call the Cozad Chamber or visit http://100meridianhundred.blogspot.com/

September 7th & 8th: Hay Days Saturday events with the theme:“Journey Through the Ages”


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ADAMS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

28th Annual O’Neill Summerfest Celebration July 12 — July 15, 2012 Festivities Include: Rodeo Car Show, Art Show, Cruise Night, Mud Drags, Craft Show, Pool Party, Party Days in the Park & Many other Events

947 S. Baltimore Ave., Hastings, NE 68901 FOR TICKET INFORMATION CALL 402-462-3247 or 888-462-3247 www.adamscountyfairgrounds.com

ADAMS COUNTY

Olympic Distance Triathlon July 15th, 2012 • Starts at 7:30am Southeast Swim Beach

FAIRFEST JULY 18th–22nd

WEDNESDAY

July 18 • 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

July 19 • 8:30 pm

1500 yd Swim • 24.9 Cycle • 6.2 Run

FRIDAY

July 20 • 8:30 pm

Sponsored by: Kearney Cycling & Fitness Johnson Lake Chamber of Commerce & Johnson Lake EMS

www.kearney-cycling-fitness.com • www.kearney-cycling.com For more information on entering the race or volunteering contact: Justin Diestler 308-234-3822 or email: triathlon@kearneycycling.com

Ronnie Milsap

Justin Moore

Jake Owen

Kearney County Fair Days SATURDAY

July 21 • 8:30 pm

2012

SUNDAY

July 22 • 4:00 pm

July 14th through 19th Kearney County Fairgrounds, Minden, NE Craig Morgan

Kiddie Tractor Pull Pig Wrestling Sunday, July 15 • 4:00 pm Sunday, July 15 • 5:30 pm

Demolition Derby

Wild Encounters July 16-17 • 7:00 pm Reggie Shaw Tuesday, July 17 • 8:00-10:00 pm

OREGON TRAIL Aug. 31 Sept. 1 & 2 Performances at 7pm each night

PRCA

Free to the Public Dance Saturday night to

MOHANNA WITH RED SHOES

Exhi Buildi bit Opens ng 5:00 p at .m Daily .

Roy Thompson - Hypnotist Wednesday, July 18 • 8:00pm hts g i 3 N nly! O

D.C. Lynch Carnival on the Midway Monday, July 16-Wednesday, July 18 - 6:00pm


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Gosper County Fair Wednesday–Saturday: July 25th–28th Gosper County Fairgrounds • Elwood, Nebraska Highlights Include: Wed,: Golf Scramble • Lakeside Country Club

Fri. & Sat.: 7 pm – Rodeo Sat.: 11 am – Fair Parade • Smith Ave.

Elwood Public Library Grand Opening & Dedication Noon – Chamber of Commerce & Library Board serving sandwiches & salads at Senior Center 7:30 pm – FREE Concert • Reggie Shaw 1:45 – Dedication & Ribbon Cutting at Library South Side of Civic Center Library & Senior Center located on Calvert Avenue Thurs.–Sat .: 7 pm–Midnight • Elwood Lions Club/Gosper Co. Carnival Assoc. Rides & Midway Advance tickets: 75¢ each – available at Elwood Area Businesses • Tickets at Fair: $1.00 each Tickets needed for all rides, most games, and at the Concession Stand 10 am–10pm • American Legion Food Stand Full Schedule at www.elwoodchamber.com Thurs. & Fri.: Open Class & 4-H Exhibits Thurs.: 8 am – 4-H Judging begins

Central NE Auto Club’s

25th Annual July 18-22 • 2012 •3 SHOW & SHINES •BBQ •DRAG RACES •LIVE BANDS •CONCERT •PARADE & MORE

5 Days of Fun!

BRING YOUR CLASSIC CAR STREET ROD OR MOTORCYCLE! For information call 308-440-2941

www.centralneautoclub.com

2012 Phelps County Fair Holdrege, NE

Sunday, July 22nd 2 pm – 4-H Dog Show 4:30 pm – FFA Alumni Hay Hauling Contest (Call 308-999-0132) 6:30 pm – Holdrege Lions Ice Cream Social 8 pm – Gospel Night, LIANNA PRILL Monday, July 23rd 8 am – 4-H Rabbit/Cat/Pet/Poultry Show 4 pm – Junior Beef Show 5 pm – Beef Barbecue & FFA Watermelon Feed 7 pm – Freestyle Reining Tuesday, July 24th 8 am – Junior Swine Show Noon-6 pm – Lions Screening Bus 6:30 pm – Pig Wrestling (Call 308-991-2631 or 308-991-6891) Wednesday, July 25th 8 am – Junior Sheep Show and Goat Show 4:30 pm – Pedal Pull (Sign-up begins at 3:30) 7:30 pm – Demolition Derby Thursday, July 26th 9 am – 4-H Auction Sunday thru Tuesday – 9-Hole Putt-Putt Golf Monday thru Wednesday – D C Lynch Carnival, Poppin’Penelope YMCA Kids’ Fitness Zone & NASCAR Simulator Ag Center Exhibits & Displays Open July 23, 24 & 25 Till 10 pm

Summer Concerts in LINCOLN


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2012 EVENT SCHEDULE

Wessels Living History Farm www.livinghistoryfarm.org

August 16-19, 2012

1 Mi. South of I-80 York Nebraska’s 2009 Outstanding Tourism Attraction from Nebraska Department of Tourism Exit 353 on Hwy 81 Each Sunday in July........”Sunday Specials” 1:00 to 4:30 Aug 12........Living History Day 1:00 to 4:30 $5 Adult Oct 6-7........Tractor, Engine and Vintage Auto Show 10:00 to 4:30 $4 Senior Oct 6...........Barn Dance 4:30 $2 Child Oct 21.........Boo on the Farm 1:30 to 4:00 Dec 8-23...Christmas on the Farm 1:00 to 4:00 Daily Paid for in part by a grant from the York County Visitors Bureau.

For Info, Contact Dale Clark - 402-710-0682

2012 Dawson County Fair August 8 th–August 12 th Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival Demo Derby • Rough Stock Rodeo Pig Wrestling • Stock Dog Competition and much, much more! For a complete 2012 Fair Schedule and ticket information, check out www.dawsoncountryfair.com or call 308.324.3600.


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North Loup Popcorn Days August 24, 25, 26, 2012 Friday, Aug. 24th

Pig Scramble, Muttin Bustin’ & Kids Games; Exhibition; Nebraska 4D Barrel Race; Voting for Popcorn Queen; Open Team Sorting & Penning; Turtle Races; Free Polka Dance “Studio Trio”

Saturday, Aug. 25th

Bike Ride, NLPD Dash; Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament; Men’s Slow Pitch Tournament; Horseshoes Tournament; Miniature Bull Riding; Lions Talent Contest; Vehicle Scavenger Hunt; Tractor Pull & Pedal Tractor Pull; Bud & Betty Street Music; Juvenile Parade “Favorite Memories”; Evening Show on Main Stage; Free Teen Dance

FREE Popcorn

Sunday, Aug. 26th

Community Church Service; Craft Show; Antique Tractor Display; Car Show; Street Music; Parade “Favorite Memories”; Afternoon Show in Main Stage Show “No Better Cause”; Raffle Drawing $1,000 in Prizes & 50:50 Drawing

All Weekend

Partial Listing of Events Times & Locations Subject to Change NLPD 2012 Co-Chairs Larry White 308-496-3423 Carrie Sheldon 308-219-0854

30th Annual Ages 6-12 $1 5 & Under Free

Adults $7/Day

ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS SHOW Sponsored by the Clay County Historical Society Events: Saturday. 8 AM to 8 PM & Sunday, 8 AM to 5 PM

September 8 & 9 Fairgrounds—Clay Center, Nebraska • Exhibitors Welcome Featuring John Deere Tractors, Engines & John Deere Equipment Threshing • Shelling • Plowing • Ensilage Chopping Straw Baling • See “Big Allis” at Ag Hall • Blacksmith Rope Making • Broom Making • Baker Fan • Wheelwright Saw Mill • Sorghum Mill • Candle Making • Spoon Carving Model Engines • Spinning • Weaving • Daily Kids Pedal Pull Dutch Oven Cooking • Stock Antique Tractor Pull - Saturday Quilt Show at Museum 10-4 - Saturday & Sunday Open Tractor Pull 1957 or Before - Sunday • Scale on Grounds Cowboy Church Sunday 9:30 AM

“The Auctioneer” Leroy Van Dyke Saturday 7:00 PM

Country Barbecues 11:00 AM & 5 PM Saturday • 11:30 AM Sunday Join Friday’s Trail Ride • Food Stands • See Old Trusty & Ride the Shuttle Indoor-Outdoor Flea Market Antique Tractors & Equipment Crafts • Antiques • Collectibles Gas, Steam & Hot Air Engines Working Heritage Craftsmen Antique Cars & Trucks Parade Daily 1 PM ★Draft Horse-Mule Show★ ★Join Friday’s Tractor Drive★ Saturday, 9:30 AM

Team Penning & Sorting, Dance & Beer Garden, Carnival, Flea Market, Ag & Flower Displays, “Big Zucchini Contest” Call 308-219-0297 or 308-496-3423 for more information.

★★★

Antique ★ ★ ★ Flea Market & ★ ★ Craft Show ★ ★

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Admission: $3/person

AVAG ANZA XTR

or both Fri. & Sat. for $5 Kids 10 & Under: FREE

Friday, Aug. 31st

at the

Saturday, Sept. 1st 9 am to 6 pm Antique Tractor Show

1 Mile North of I-80 Exit 237 Lexington, NE

sponsored by Allpoints Cooperative

Aug. 31st – Sep. 2nd, 2012

9 am to 4 pm Antique Car Show

Sunday, Sept 2nd sponsored by Platte Valley Auto Mart

★★

Tractor & Car Show ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Tractor Show ★ ★ Saturday, Sept. 1 9 a.m.–6 p.m

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Featuring pre-1975 Antique Tractors & Implements Check-in: 5–8pm Friday 7am Saturday For more information contact: Joe Gangwish 308-529-0068

Join us for the

6th Annual Greeley Irish Festival Saturday, September 15th, 2012 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sneak-A-Peek ★ 6-8:30 p.m.

Dawson County Fairgrounds

★★★★★

Contact Joyce Schlick 402-726-2487 • www.oldtrusty.org

Prizes Awarded! Open to Everyone!

★★

Car Show ★ ★

Sunday, Sept. 2nd 9 a.m.–4 p.m For more information contact: Todd Booth: 308-324-5619 or Julie Harris: 308-324-5504

Live Irish Entertainment: Black Brothers Needfire Miles from Dublin O'Connell's Bridge Dowds Irish Dance Academy Storyteller Cherrie Beam-Clarke Omaha Pipes and Drums f W in n e r o ka s a ra th e N e b r r is m u o T d Tr ave l a n in g O u ts ta n d t! n ve E ve

Food, Drink & Irish product vendors all day! To purchase tickets, call (308) 428-5595 or visit us at www.greeleyirishfestival.com

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GreeleyIrishFestival


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Holiday Splendor CRAFT & TRADE SHOW

23rd Annual

West Point Nebraska’s

Last Fling 'Til Spring Car Show

Saturday, November 10 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Buffalo County Fairgrounds Expo Building Sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska Contact: Kyla Martin, Show Promoter 308-440-0153 or kmartin@mnca.net

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

E NTRY $20 C H E C K IN

• Home of the 5' Monster Trophies!

5 pm-Awards

Car Show • Main Street • West Point, Nebraska 8 am-12 Noon

• Over $2,000.00 in CA$H Prizes!

• Over 300 trophies and a MILE of cars! A 300 Mile Garage Sale in central-Nebraska!!! Filled with vintage & collectable treasures, antiques, gastric delights & fun.

September 28th–30th, 2012 Shopper Guides available, $10 ($8 with this ad) Approximately 112 pages Filled with 33 town maps and 500 vendors Order by mail or online. Shipped around September 12th, 2012

PO Box 21, Burwell, NE 68823 www.junkjaunt.com 308-346-4815 Educational Fun,

Pr me A

Fes tival For Anyone 55 & Older

SENIOR FESTIVAL Thursday, Oct. 11 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building • Kearney, NE

EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC •Exhibits •Door Prizes •Good Food •Free Health Seminars •Music & Entertainment •Feature Speakers •Demonstrations

EVENT COORDINATED BY:

Swap Meet Sat. Sept. 15 & Sun. Sept 16

POKER RUN CRUISE 600+ Custom, Classic & TAILGATE PARTY & Antique Cars & More Sun. Sept. 16 Sat. Sept. 15th Registration 11 am-1 pm Cash Prizes-Food & Fun Live Music

Noon to 5pm

—IMPORTANT—

Only pre-registered Entries will be allowed at this show! Register on line at www.motortopia.com/events/3156

Visit us at our website www.roadgems.com • Car Corral • Vendors & Food • Craft Show • Live Music

Info: Weekday 402-372-3390 • Nights/Weekends 402-372-3128

Festivals, Fairs and Fun 2012  

See lists of upcoming events for the Kearney-area this fall and summer 2012 in the Festivals, Fairs and Fun publication.

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