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Nebraska Food Festivals & Shows
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2014 Nebraska: January to July 2014
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February 4-5, 2014
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference
Kearney, Nebraska
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, 2014  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 14-15, 2014  Annual Healthy Farms Conference - Kearney, NE
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
Omaha, Nebraska
Unlimited samplings of over 300 of the most extreme beers the world has to offer!

March 3-7, 2014  National School Breakfast Week 2014 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 6-9, 2014  International Cake Exploration Societé Midyear Meeting
Omaha, Nebraska
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.

March 25, 2014  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

April 22, 2014  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. 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.


May 11, 2014  Mother's Day - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May)

JULY 4, 2014 - 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.


2013 Nebraska: January to July 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 31-June 2, 2013  Taste of Omaha - Omaha, Nebraska
Showcasing Omaha's great foods and live entertainment.

June 9-16, 2013  Homestead Days - Beatrice, Nebraska
Celebrates the importance of the 1862 Homestead Act to the settlement of Nebraska.

June 22-23, 2013  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 12-14, 2013  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 19-20, 2013  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 25-28, 2013  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. Coincides with the Wine Under the Pines community festival and local sidewalk sales.


2011 Nebraska: January to July 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 9, 2011  Bands, Brews & BBQ's - Cozad, Nebraska
The 9th annual street fair will include a car show, live bands, talent show, golf tournament, crafters in the park and children's activities.



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