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Plains Edition Ag Calendar for 10-1-11

October 1-2

• Annual Heritage Farm Weekend, Ponca, Neb., Ponca State Park, small family farm techniques demonstrated, (402) 755-2284.

October 2

• Nebraska State Hand Cornhusking Contest, Central City, Neb., Merrick Co. Fairgrounds, 7:30 a.m. registration, (308) 946-3897.

October 5-7

• Pioneer Days, Beatrice, Neb., Homestead National Monument of America, (402) 223-3514.

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October 6-9

• Old West Day & Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Valentine, Neb., (800) 658-4024, http://www.nebraskacowboypoetrygathering.com.

October 8

• Seasons of Crafts, Lincoln, Neb., Lancaster Event Center, (402) 489-5001.

October 14-15

• All Hallows Evenings, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, spooks at Railroad Town, treats, a haunted field, (308) 385-5316, http://www.stuhrmuseum.org

October 20-21

• Scream on the Square, York, Neb., scream contest, food, music, scary fun for the entire family, (402) 362-5531.

October 20-22

• Nebraska National Quilt Festival, Lincoln, Neb., Pershing Center, (775) 971-9266.

October 22

• Fall Festival of Crafts Show, Kearney, Neb., Buffalo Co. Fairgrounds, more than 250 booths, (308) 234-4671.

October 30

• Night at the Archway, Kearney, Neb., Great Platte River Road Archway, cast figures come to life for a guided tour, (308) 237-1000, http://www.archway.org

November 5-6

• Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, North Platte, Neb., D&N Event Center, Shelli Arensdorf, (308) 530-4396.

November 15

• Miss America-Teresa Scanlan Presentation, Manhattan, Kan., K-State’s McCain Auditorium, 7 p.m., (913) 735-9065.

November 16-17

• McCook Farm and Ranch Expo, McCook, Neb., 350 vendors plus horse training, speakers, livestock equip, new technology, (866) 685-0989, http://www.mccookfarmand ranchexpo.net

• Gateway Farm Expo, Kearney, Neb., fairgrounds, exhibits, demonstrations, vendors, (308) 234-2712, http://www.gatewayfarmexpo.org

November 19

• Annual Arts & Crafts Show, Ogallala, Neb., fairgrounds, contact chamber (308) 284-4066.

October 1-2

• Nebraska 4-D Barrel Racing Finals, Broken Bow, Neb., Custer County Fairgrounds, Cristi Copsey, (308) 538-2571.

October 2

• Triple R Saddle Club, Gymkhana, Haxtun, Colo., arena west edge of town, 9 a.m., Melinda Groshans, (970) 774-7577.

October 7-9

• 4-H Foundation Trail Ride, Halsey, Neb., Nebraska National Forest, Connie Cox, (308) 533-2224 or Gary Stauffer (402) 336-2760.

October 8

• Competitive Trail Challenge, Ogallala, Neb., Eagle Canyon Hideaway-Lake McConaughy, by the Heartland Saddle Club, contact Sue (308) 530-3967.

October 22

• NCTA Annual Horse Sale, Curtis, Neb., livestock teaching center, Loriann, (605) 881-2827.

October 29-30

• Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, Weatherford, Okla., BOP Ram Arena, http://www.prorodeo.com