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2019 Nebraska: January to July 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(See also: 2018  -  2017 )


 

January 8-9, 2019
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference
Hastings, Nebraska
The Mid-America Forage Expo is designed especially for forage producers, livestock/dairy producers and others involved in forage 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. The Mid-America Forage Expo is sponsored by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association dba Independent Forage Growers.

February 8-9, 2019  Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society Conference - Grand Island, Nebraska
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, 2019 - 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 15-24, 2019  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 16-23, 2019  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, 2019  13th Annual Beertopia Extreme Beerfest
Ralston, Nebraska
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 27-28, 2019  53rd 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.

March 4-8, 2019
National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 19, 2019
'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

April 22, 2019  Earth Day - Worldwide
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 26-28, 2019  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 3, 2019 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 12, 2019 - 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)

May 31-June 2, 2019  22nd 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 14-15, 2019  Central Plains Ribfest - Holdrege, Nebraska
5:00 pm - Midnight.  Central Plains Ribfest & Holdrege All Class Alumni Reunion hosted by the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce & Chamber Ambassadors. Main Gate at 5th & West Avenue; additional gates at 5th & Grant and North of 5th & Grant. Emmett Bower Band will be performing! Beer garden service by East Avenue Pub. LOTS of BBQ to sample and eat!  5:00 pm Gates, Beer Garden, Public Tasting & Judging open - Ribs & Pork Loin available for purchase from various vendors.

June 19-23, 2019  Homestead Days - Beatrice, Nebraska
Celebrates the importance of the 1862 Homestead Act to the settlement of Nebraska.  Attendance: 17,000.

JULY 4, 2019  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
 

2018 Nebraska: January to July 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

 

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 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.
 

 

2017 Nebraska: January to July 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

April 28-May 14, 2017  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. The fun keeps popping all month long. If spring has sprung and your medicine cabinet is chockablock with a seasons’ supply of anti-histamines, it must be time for the Blossom Festival. For three consecutive weekends from Arbor Day to Mother’s Day, Nebraska City becomes the place to be for fun worth returning for.

July 27-30, 2017  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.

 

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