Plains Edition Ag Events
Creating Strong Families, satellite program, 1-3 p.m. CT, contact your local UNL Extension office.
Spring Polka Fest, Wahoo, Neb., Starlite Ballroom, enjoy the music, dancing and ethnic food that attracts entertainers and fans from all over the Midwest, (402) 784-3072.
Beef and Wine Tasting Extravaganza, Ogallala, Neb., Grey Goose Lodge, 5-8 p.m. MT, Pam Spurgin (308) 284-6023.
Kidz Explore, Kearney, Neb., Event Center, a family festival of fun and learning, hands-on activities for children ages 12 and under, (308) 233-9790.
Bargain Buyway, the Ultimate Road Trip, Royal, Neb., 16 towns along Hwys 20, 11,12 & 14, art in the park, tractor shows, potato bars, quilt shows, garage sales, crafts, vendor lists available, (402) 893-2880.
12th Annual Czech/Slovak Folklore Festival, Omaha, Neb., Sokol Auditorium, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., authentic Czech food and kolach pastries, dancing, displays, puppet show, (402) 895-3464.
Beef Cattle Meeting, Great Bend, Kan., 4-H Building on Hwy 281, Richard Snell, (620) 793-1910.
6th Annual Country Bluegrass Festival, fairgrounds, crafts, food, showcase competition and 12 bands, (308) 532-1465.
Arbor Day Celebration & Family Fun Festival, Nebraska City, Neb., entertainment, parade, 5K Trail Run and Discovery Walk, mini-train rides and kids’ activities, (800) 514-9113.
Living History Weekend, Steele City, Neb., demonstrations and museum tours, (402) 729-5131.
April 30-May 14
Spring Quilt Show, Red Cloud, Neb., Webster Co. Historical Museum, (402) 746-2444.
“All in the Family” Quilt Show, Aurora, Neb., Plainsman Museum, featuring quilts from several generations of a Nebraska pioneer family, (402) 694-6531.
Chemigation Training, North Platte, Neb., West Central Research & Extension Center, 1:00 p.m., (308) 696-6721.
Water Law, Policy and Science Conference, Nebraska City, Neb., Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Jacki Loomis, (402) 472-7550.
Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, Ogallala, Neb., Lake McConaughy, (308) 778-5879.
Living History Weekend, Fort Calhoun, Neb., Ft. Atkinson State Historical Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., demonstrations of military life at a reconstructed 1820s military post, (402) 468-5611.
9th Annual Lincoln Highway Festival, Shelton, Neb., Jct of US Hwy 30 & C Street, live entertainment, car show, flea market, swap meet, pedal tractor pull, food and more, (308) 647-6617.
Seward County Museum Car Show, Goehner, Neb., noon-4 p.m., classic cars, train rides, museum tours and concessions, (402) 523-4460.
Mother’s Day Tea, Ainsworth, Neb., plan high tea or afternoon tea for the someone special, call ahead for reservations, (402) 387-0408.
Arts & Crafts Show, Scottsbluff, Neb., Monument Mall, (308) 632-6000.
Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show, North Platte, Neb., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cody Park, (308) 535-6772.
Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show, North Platte, Neb., Cody Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., (308) 535-6772.
Field Crop Scout Training, Mead, Neb., Agricultural Research and Development Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (402) 624-8000.
May Days, Broken Bow, Neb., celebrate spring in central Nebraska with live entertainment, farmers market, (308) 872-6137.
7th Annual Shut UP & Fish Walleye Tournament, Ogallala, Neb., Lake McConaughy, (308) 778-5879.
From Recipe to Reality seminar, Lincoln, Neb., UNL’s East Campus, Jill Gifford, (402) 472-2819.
38th Annual Country & Western Jamboree, Springview, Neb., 8 p.m., Dist. 56 Multi Purpose Area, (402) 497-2157.
Memorial Day Living History Weekend, Kearney, Neb., Fort Kearny State Historical Park, a weekend filled with demonstrations, cannon firing daily at 2 p.m., (308) 865-5305.
Camp Clarke Raiders Spring Rendezvous, Bridgeport, Neb., a celebration of the traditions of hunters and trappers with powder shoots, knife and hawk throws, spear competitions, (308) 262-1415.
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Fullerton, Neb., Broken Arrow Wilderness, concerts, figure 8 races, ATV rodeo, demo derby and food vendors, (308) 536-2441.
Old Glory Days, Maywood, Neb., Main Street, all day celebration includes a parade, BBQ, children’s games and dance, (308) 362-4282.
Nebraska Cattlemen’s Midyear Meeting, Holdrege, Neb., Middle School, (402) 475-2333.
2006 Unicameral Youth Conference, Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska State Capitol, Bob Meduna, (402) 472-9582.
Take a Leap – Discover 4-H workshop, Lexington, Neb., Dawson County Fairgrounds, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., contact Extension Office in your county.
Take a Leap – Discover 4-H workshop, Mitchell, Neb., Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., contact Extension Office in your county.
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