Plains Edition Ag Calendar
August 24-September 3
Nebraska State Fair, Lincoln, neb., State Fair Park, a showcase of Nebraska products, people and talents, (402) 473-4102.
Wyoming Livestock Board Meeting, Casper, Wyo., UW Outreach School-Rm. 113, (307) 777-6443.
Kite Flight 2007, Callaway, Neb., Foster Smith Field, family amateur and experienced kite flying, entertainment and free camping, (308) 836-2620.
Back to School in Railroad Town, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum, kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on activities, (308) 385-5316.
21st Annual Antique and Craft Extravaganza, Lexington, Neb., Dawson Co. Fairgrounds, more than 200 vendors selling antiques, crafts and flea market items, (308) 324-5504.
Labor Day Celebration, Paxton, Neb., pancake breakfast, parade, bull riding, ice cream social, booths, games, (308) 239-4388.
Old Settlers Days, Lodgepole, Neb., parade, crafts, music, barbeque and dance, (308) 483-5353.
Hay Days, Cozad, Neb., downtown, carnival rides and games, parade, food and fun, (308) 784-3930.
Pioneer Day, Inman, Neb., city wide, horseshoe tournament, barbecue, rooster roping, children’s games and live entertainment, (402) 394-5380.
Heritage Days, Maxwell, Neb., paintball competitions, parade, children’s game and food, (308) 582-4324.
Fall Festival, Wellfleet, Neb., parade, barbecue, horse races, roping, children’s games and street dance, (308) 963-4350.
September 8 & 9
Old Trusty 25th Annual Antique & Collectors Show, Clay Center, Neb., Brian Wolfe, (402) 726-2281 or Joyce Schlick, (402) 726-2487.
Willow Tree Festival, Gordon, Neb., Winship and Wayland Parks, entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, (308) 282-2464.
Balloon Fest, McCook, Neb., airport, hot air balloon launches, evening balloon glow and ongoing entertainment, (308) 345-2280.
History in Action Day, Chadron, Neb., Dawes Co. Historical Museum, demos, buggy rides, butter churning, wheat weaving, wood carving and more, (308) 432-2309.
Nebraska Rural Institute, Holdrege, Neb., Bonnie Hassler, (402) 472-1772.
Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous, Hayes Center, Neb., storytelling, black powder shoots and more, Doris Vlasin, (308) 286-3463 or Jan Singleton, (308) 286-3676.
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From June through September, John Etchart spends most of the day driving a tractor through hayfields below the mountains near Meeker in northwestern Colorado.