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Plains Edition Ag Calendar for 7-23-11

July 26

• UNL Expo, Scottsbluff, Neb., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, displays, riding field tours, 5-8 p.m., David Ostdiek, (308) 632-1252.

July 30

• 22nd Annual Kites & Castles, Ogallala, Neb., Lake McConaughy at Martin Bay, contests, food, live music, (308) 287-2673.

• 17th Annual Literature Festival, Norfolk, Neb., Lifelong Learning Center, nationally-known authors, book reviews & display, autograph sessions, (402) 844-2108.

July 31-August 5

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• Nebraska Star Party, Valentine, Neb., Snake River Campground, astronomical observing – beginner friendly, (402) 491-3502.

August 1

• 35th Annual Merrick County Fair Demolition Derby, Central City, Neb., fairgrounds, 8 p.m., M.L. Wells, (308) 946-2331, (308) 940-1412.

August 5-7

• Brady Days, Brady, Neb., old-fashioned fun-filled family events, parade, turtle races, watermelon seed spitting contest, street dance and more, (308) 584-3316.

August 6

• Brule Day, Brule, Neb., Barton Park, prairie breakfast, penny scramble, children’s activities, flower show, dance and more, (308) 287-2350, (308) 289-0187.

• Calamus Carp Tournament, Burwell, Neb., Calamus Reservoir, rod and reel and archery divisions, (308) 346-5695.

August 6 & 7

• 11th Annual Antique Tractor and Equipment Show, Genoa, Neb., National Historic Site of the Indian School, Marc Swantek, (402) 750-6213.

August 10

• Hunter Education Instructor Training, Valentine, Neb., Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, 6 p.m., for apprentice volunteer firearm instructors, Mike Streeter, (402) 471-6134.

August 11-13

• Sandhills Open Road Challenge, Arnold, Neb., between Arnold and Callaway, open road racing, contests, parade, car show, (308) 848-2522.

August 11-14

• Capital City Ribfest, Lincoln, Neb., Pershing Center, street festival featuring American’s best BBQ from vendors across the country and a variety of live music, (402) 441-8744.

August 12-14

• Kool-Aid Days, Hastings, Neb., World’s largest Kool-Aid stand, entertainment, games, fireworks, (800) 967-2189.

August 13

• Tractors Tall and Small III, Fort Calhoun, Neb., Washington County Museum, toy tractors, pedal tractors and all things farm and tractor related, (402) 426-5879.

• U.S. Indian School Celebration, Genoa, Neb., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., school museum, food, jewelry, paintings, speakers, tours and more, Nancy Carlson, (402) 993-6055.

August 13-14

• Back to School in Railroad Town, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum, long-running popular event where reading, writing, and arithmetic are the focus, (308) 385-5316.

August 18-21

• Columbus Days, Columbus, Neb., Frankfort Square downtown, entertainment, all-Ford vehicle show, BBQ classic, parade and more, (402) 564-2769.

August 21

• 28th Annual Vintage and Classic Wheels Car Show, Grand Island, Neb., Stolley Park, (308) 384-7106.

• Sunday Afternoon with Tom and Huck, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum, homemade wooden boat race, watermelon seed spitting contest, fishing in the pond, (308) 385-5316.

• 28th Annual Vintage and Classic Wheels Car Show, Grand Island, Neb., Stolley Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (308) 384-7106.

August 25

• Beef Industry Day, Howells, Neb., Howells Ballroom, informational seminars plus featured speakers Troy and Stacy Hadrick, contact Amanda, (402) 986-1400.

August 27

• Fall Festival, Hershey, Neb., antique tractor pull, parade, water fight, street dance, barbecue, (308) 368-7231.

• 7th Annual Nebraska Artifact Show, Seward, Neb., Seward County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., displays and speakers, Jerry Carlson, (402) 993-6055.

August 26-September 5

• Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island, Neb., (308) 382-1620, http://www.statefair.org.

August 28

• Nebraska Auctioneers Assn. Bid Calling/Ringman Championship Competition, Grand Island, Neb., Nebraska State Fair, Fonner Park, Jeff Temme, (402) 843-8440 or jefftemme@yahoo.com

July 26

• UNL Expo, Scottsbluff, Neb., Panhandle Research and Extension Center, displays, riding field tours, 5-8 p.m., David Ostdiek, (308) 632-1252.

July 30

• 22nd Annual Kites & Castles, Ogallala, Neb., Lake McConaughy at Martin Bay, contests, food, live music, (308) 287-2673.

• 17th Annual Literature Festival, Norfolk, Neb., Lifelong Learning Center, nationally-known authors, book reviews & display, autograph sessions, (402) 844-2108.

July 31-August 5

• Nebraska Star Party, Valentine, Neb., Snake River Campground, astronomical observing – beginner friendly, (402) 491-3502.

August 1

• 35th Annual Merrick County Fair Demolition Derby, Central City, Neb., fairgrounds, 8 p.m., M.L. Wells, (308) 946-2331, (308) 940-1412.

August 5-7

• Brady Days, Brady, Neb., old-fashioned fun-filled family events, parade, turtle races, watermelon seed spitting contest, street dance and more, (308) 584-3316.

August 6

• Brule Day, Brule, Neb., Barton Park, prairie breakfast, penny scramble, children’s activities, flower show, dance and more, (308) 287-2350, (308) 289-0187.

• Calamus Carp Tournament, Burwell, Neb., Calamus Reservoir, rod and reel and archery divisions, (308) 346-5695.

August 6 & 7

• 11th Annual Antique Tractor and Equipment Show, Genoa, Neb., National Historic Site of the Indian School, Marc Swantek, (402) 750-6213.

August 10

• Hunter Education Instructor Training, Valentine, Neb., Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, 6 p.m., for apprentice volunteer firearm instructors, Mike Streeter, (402) 471-6134.

August 11-13

• Sandhills Open Road Challenge, Arnold, Neb., between Arnold and Callaway, open road racing, contests, parade, car show, (308) 848-2522.

August 11-14

• Capital City Ribfest, Lincoln, Neb., Pershing Center, street festival featuring American’s best BBQ from vendors across the country and a variety of live music, (402) 441-8744.

August 12-14

• Kool-Aid Days, Hastings, Neb., World’s largest Kool-Aid stand, entertainment, games, fireworks, (800) 967-2189.

August 13

• Tractors Tall and Small III, Fort Calhoun, Neb., Washington County Museum, toy tractors, pedal tractors and all things farm and tractor related, (402) 426-5879.

• U.S. Indian School Celebration, Genoa, Neb., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., school museum, food, jewelry, paintings, speakers, tours and more, Nancy Carlson, (402) 993-6055.

August 13-14

• Back to School in Railroad Town, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum, long-running popular event where reading, writing, and arithmetic are the focus, (308) 385-5316.

August 18-21

• Columbus Days, Columbus, Neb., Frankfort Square downtown, entertainment, all-Ford vehicle show, BBQ classic, parade and more, (402) 564-2769.

August 21

• 28th Annual Vintage and Classic Wheels Car Show, Grand Island, Neb., Stolley Park, (308) 384-7106.

• Sunday Afternoon with Tom and Huck, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum, homemade wooden boat race, watermelon seed spitting contest, fishing in the pond, (308) 385-5316.

• 28th Annual Vintage and Classic Wheels Car Show, Grand Island, Neb., Stolley Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (308) 384-7106.

August 25

• Beef Industry Day, Howells, Neb., Howells Ballroom, informational seminars plus featured speakers Troy and Stacy Hadrick, contact Amanda, (402) 986-1400.

August 27

• Fall Festival, Hershey, Neb., antique tractor pull, parade, water fight, street dance, barbecue, (308) 368-7231.

• 7th Annual Nebraska Artifact Show, Seward, Neb., Seward County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., displays and speakers, Jerry Carlson, (402) 993-6055.

August 26-September 5

• Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island, Neb., (308) 382-1620, http://www.statefair.org.

August 28

• Nebraska Auctioneers Assn. Bid Calling/Ringman Championship Competition, Grand Island, Neb., Nebraska State Fair, Fonner Park, Jeff Temme, (402) 843-8440 or jefftemme@yahoo.com