2018 Nebraska: January to July 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(See also: 2017 - 2011)
February 9-10, 2018
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, 2018 - VALENTINE’S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 16-25, 2018 - 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 17-24, 2018 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 23-24, 2018 12th Annual Beertopia Extreme Beerfest
The Midwest’s most extreme beer festival! Join us at Ralston Arena as Beer Corner USA hosts one of the largest beer festivals in Omaha. Unlimited sampling of over 300 beers – many over 7% ABV, along with some of the most extreme beers available and showcases many local Homebrew Clubs.
February 28-March 1, 2018 - 52nd Annual Triumph of Ag Expo
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.
March 5-9, 2018 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
March 20, 2018 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture
April 22, 2018 Earth Day
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 27-29, 2018 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 13, 2018 MOTHER’S DAY
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May)
June 1-3, 2018 21st Annual Taste of Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska
Showcasing Omaha's great foods and live entertainment. A 3-day extravaganza and outdoor food festival open to the public and FREE to attend.
June 15-16, 2018 Central Plains Ribfest - Holdrege, Nebraska
Four Meat Competition: Pork Ribs - Pork (Boston Butt or Shoulder) - Beef Brisket - Chicken. Compete in People's Choice on Friday Night. The event will be held in Holdrege, NE on 5th Avenue between West Avenue and Grant Street. You can start selling food to the public at 2:00 pm! - To enter, go to our website to download and fill out the registration form and mail it back to the Chamber with your entry fee.
June 22-23, 2018 Homestead Days - Beatrice, Nebraska
Celebrates the importance of the 1862 Homestead Act to the settlement of Nebraska.
June 23-24, 2018 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. Admmission: 5 and under Free; Adults $ 5.00
JULY 4, 2018 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 6-7, 2018 Riverfest - Bellevue, Nebraska
Bellevue’s regional RiverFest annual festival draws more than 30,000 people to Bellevue. If you love good food, good times, great music, Nebraska BBQ State Championship and a great setting then RiverFest is the place for you to promote your business and support Bellevue’s largest community festival. Attendance: 30,000+.
July 13-15, 2018 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 25-29, 2018 Gage County Fair - Beatrice, Nebraska
Whether you’re near or far, we welcome you to Come Home to the Gage County Fair this year! Relive your childhood memories and make a whole lot more while you walk the fairgrounds, ride the rides, sing along to the music and cheer on your favorite racer. There’s SO much to do at the Gage County Fair.