2014 Nebraska: January to July 2014
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events
(See also: 2015 - 2011)
February 4-5, 2014
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference
Designed especially for alfalfa producers, livestock/dairy producers and others involved in alfalfa production, purchasing, hay feeding or processing. Two days jam-packed with information, education and innovation—all focused on helping hay and livestock producers improve production, performance and profitability. A trade show featuring some 100 exhibitors and a fundraising auction are included. Sponsored by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association (NAMA).
February 14-15, 2014 Annual Healthy Farms Conference
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society. NSAS is a non-profit, grass-roots membership organization. Initiated over 30 years ago by farmer members, NSAS has grown into a dynamic organization with members from all across Nebraska. We welcome farmers and non-farmers alike...everyone eats! Our mission: To promote agriculture and food systems that build healthy land, people, communities and quality of life, for present and future generations.
February 14-23, 2014 Omaha Beer Week - Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha's breweries and beer bars have teamed up to give you a weeks worth of beer events all leading up to the Extreme Beerfest.
February 22, 2014 8th Annual Beertopia Extreme Beerfest 2014
Unlimited samplings of over 300 of the most extreme beers the world has to offer!
March 6-9, 2014 International Cake Exploration Societé Midyear Meeting
International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 3500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world.
March 12-13, 2014 48th Annual Triumph of Ag Expo - Omaha, Nebraska
This annual farm event, regarded as one of the largest indoor short line Farm Machinery Shows in the Midwest, is a diversified presentation of agricultural products and services. The timing of the Show, before the planting season and spring fieldwork begin, has been ideal for the Show’s success each year. A partial listing of categories indicates the spectrum of agricultural needs of area farmers on display at the Show.
April 12-26, 2014 Apple Blossom Festival - Nebraska City, Nebraska
The Blossom Festival isn’t a single event as much as it is a month-long celebration of pollen. But in a good way. Featuring such fun as the Arbor Day 5k/10k, Apple Blossom Pageant and Ball, Easter Egg Hunt and, of course, more Arbor Day festivities than you can shake a budding stick at.
April 25-27, 2014 Arbor Day Celebration - Nebraska City, Nebraska
One of the original citizens of Nebraska City, J. Sterling Morton (whose son would go on to found the Morton Salt Company) was a famed agriculturalist who would go on to serve as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. But first, in 1872, Morton founded Arbor Day to encourage individuals, groups and municipalities alike to plant trees. On that first Arbor Day alone, over one million trees were planted in Nebraska. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated worldwide.
May 30-June 1, 2014 Taste of Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska
Showcasing Omaha's great foods and live entertainment
June 8-15, 2014 Homestead Days - Beatrice, Nebraska
Celebrates the importance of the 1862 Homestead Act to the settlement of Nebraska.
June 21-22, 2014 Duncan Ribfest - Duncan, Nebraska
Duncan Ribfest is a fundraiser for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department & the Duncan Wrestling Club. 5 BBQ Companies, Beer Garden and 6 Bands. A Family Affair.
July 11-12, 2014 The Wayne Chicken Show - Wayne, Nebraska
The Chicken Show is a fun event held annually on the second Saturday in July. Worlds Largest Chicken Dance, Egg Roulette, Cement Chicken Auction, Hot Wing Eating Contest, Chicken Parade, Live Rooster Crowing, Chicken Feed, Ice Cream Social, Arts, Crafts Fun and Food. All things Chicken!
July 18-19, 2014 Riverfest: Red, White & Que - Bellevue, Nebraska
What’s Red,White and Que all over? The Nebraska State BBQ Championship and Music Festival. Now in its 11th year, this is a significant regional event, attracting more than 40,000 people to Bellevue. The schedule includes the BBQ cook off, RiverFest 5K run, Kid Zone, car show, Iron Chef Competition, and live music.
July 24-27, 2014 Lemon Days - Nebraska City, Nebraska
Join us for a very refreshing lemonade stand competition where area youth learn about entrepeneurism and small business ownership/operation. This is where we turn lemons into lemonade. And by lemonade we mean bargains. We can’t claim that this is the world’s biggest sidewalk sale, but that’s only because we’re too busy saving money to do the research.