Ten can't miss events during the fall in Nebraska


Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or [email protected]
Angela Sears at 402-471-7755, or [email protected]

Ten can't miss events during the fall in Nebraska


LINCOLN, Neb. (September 2, 2016)—Though Labor Day weekend indicates the end of the summer travel season, there is still plenty to do in Nebraska in the fall. From farmers' markets to Husker Football games to hayrack rides and pumpkin patches, there is no limit to the fun. Here are ten events to keep you occupied during the 2016 fall season.

1. Farmers’ Markets
Until end of September/Mid October (varies by town)
Various towns throughout Nebraska have Farmer’s Markets on the weekends. Some of these Farmers’ Markets include 18th Street Farmers’ Market in Scottsbluff, Artisan Market in Fremont, Farmers’ Market in Omaha, Kuper Farms Country Market in Norfolk and Farmers’ Market in Lincoln’s historic Haymarket.

2. Husker Football Games
Select Saturdays September-November
Memorial Stadium on Husker Football Game days becomes the third largest city in Nebraska. Don’t miss out on the game day atmosphere and sea of red that fills downtown Lincoln.

3. Husker Harvest Days
September 13-15
Grand Island
More than 600 exhibitors, daily field demonstrations, cattle handling demonstrations and new technology are present at this world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show.  

4. Applejack Festival
September 16-18
Nebraska City
Named one of the top 10 Fall Harvest Festivals in America by USA Today, the AppleJack Festival celebrates the kickoff of the apple harvest with a parade, street dances, classic car show, carnival and all of the apple food you can eat.

5. Monument Marathon
September 24
Run a full or half marathon in scenic western Nebraska where the Scotts Bluff National Monument is the backdrop. The run finishes at the Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering.

6. Junk Jaunt
September 23-25
Central Nebraska
This unique event is a 300 mile continuous yard sale in central Nebraska that goes throughout 35-40 towns.

7. Junkstock
October 7-9
Junkstock is a junk, music and food festival with 120-150 vendors, 15-20 food trucks and around 15 bands playing over the weekend.

8. Hallowfest
October 8 and 15
Come to Ponca State Park and celebrate the fall season with hayrack rides, pumpkin rolling and carving contests, campsite decorating contests and more.

October 11-16
See the Tony award-winning, Broadway musical, CABARET at the Orpheum Theater.

10. Petersburg Punkin’ Chunkin’
October 30
At this event, people enter their machines in a competition to shoot, launch or throw a 6-12 pound pumpkin. Other things going on this day are kid’s events, a pie eating contest, aerial pumpkin drop and a petting zoo.
For the full list of these events on our website, go to http://visitnebraska.com/personal_trip/ten-can-t-miss-events-during-fall-2016-in-nebraska.


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