Plains Edition Ag Events
National Day of the Cowboy Celebration, Ainsworth, Neb., entertainment, breakfast, ranch rodeo, trail ride and more, (866) 387-2740.
Nebraska Star Party, Valentine, Neb., Merritt Reservoir, astronomical observing, beach party, contests, canor and tubing trip, Doug Bell, (402) 489-8197.
Harvest Festival, Wauneta, Neb., Main Street, parade, dance, BBQ, games, Brenda Anderson, (308) 394-5720.
Sommerfest, Grand Island, Neb., German celebration with ethnic foods, free entertainment, Gloria Otradovsky, (308) 382-9337.
17th Annual Kites & Castles, Ogallala, Neb., Lake McConaughy, kite flying and sand castle building contest, food, live music and family fun, (308) 284-4066.
July 30-August 2
National Walnut Council Meeting, Nebraska City, Neb., Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Dennis Adams, (402) 472-5822.
30th Annual Merrick County Fair Demolition Derby, Central City, Neb., limited weld derby-outside weld only, (308) 946-2331 or (308) 940-0028.
Precision Ag Field Day, Great Bend, Kan., Expo Complex, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Richard Snell, (620) 793-1910.
Sandhills Hawg Stop Riders Festival, Brownlee, Neb., live music, food, vendors, Troy Stonacek, (402) 730-1871.
Brady Days, Brady, Neb., citywide, parade, turtle races, sports tournaments, BBQ and dance, Jeaninne Davis, (308) 584-3316.
Brule Day, Brule, Neb., Barton Park, breakfast, penny scramble, flower show, dance and more, (308) 287-2302.
Games & Good Times, Grand Island, Neb., Stuhr Museum, parlor games, blacksmith games, horseshoes, marbles and more, Stephanie King, (308) 385-5316.
38th Annual Harvest Festival, Trenton, Neb., Main St. & City Park, parade, horseshoes, car show, BBQ, dance, craft fair, team penning, Linda Drain, (308) 334-5680.
Iron Horse Biker Bash, Lewellen, Neb., live entertainment, food, vendors, Darrel Morrow, (308) 778-5879.
Beef 706 Course, Lincoln, Neb., UNL’s Animal Science Complex, Misty Mattox, (800) 421-5326.
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