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January 27-28, 2017 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, 2017 - 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 17-26, 2017 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 18-25, 2017 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 24-25, 2017 11th Annual Beertopia Extreme Beerfest
This year we’ve got an all new venue for 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.
March 6-10, 2017 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
March 8-9, 2017 51st 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 21, 2017 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture
April 22, 2017 Earth Day - orldwide
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 28-30, 2017 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.
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.
May 14, 2017 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 2-4, 2017 - 20th 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 16-17, 2017 Swedish Days Ribfest - Holdrege, Nebraska
There will be 3 competitions this year—one for pork ribs, one for beef brisket and one for campfire dessert! Triple your chances of winning! - 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 23-25, 2017 Homestead Days - Beatrice, Nebraska
Celebrates the importance of the 1862 Homestead Act to the settlement of Nebraska.
June 24-25, 2017 - 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. Admission: 5 and under Free; Adults $ 5.00
JULY 4, 2017 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 7-9, 2017 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 21-22, 2017 Riverfest: Red, White & Que - Bellevue, Nebraska
Top notch regional festival involving Live Music, Beer Garden, Kid Zone, Fireworks, Helicopter Rides, Hot Rods at RiverFest Car, Truck & Motorcycle show and State Championship BBQ Competition. An annual event attended by over 30,000 that is filled with fun and food along the banks of the Missouri River at Haworth Park on the third full weekend of July. Attendance: 30,000+.
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.
July 26, 2016 Ag Appreciation Barbecue - Beatrice, Nebraska
At the Gage County Fairgrounds in the main barn. Barbeque organized by the Agri-Business Committee of the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce.
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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