Nebraska Festivals 2019, 2020

Northeast Nebraskas' Huge Craft & Home Show 2019

Northeast Nebraskas' Huge Craft & Home Show

November, 2019

Pender Public School , Pender, Nebraska

Shadow Lake Towne Center Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival 2019

Shadow Lake Towne Center Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival

November, 2019

Shadow Lake Town Center, 7775 Olson Dr Papillion, NE, Papillion, Nebraska

Divots Yuletide Market 2019

Divots Yuletide Market

November, 2019

DeVent Center, 4200 W Norfolk Ave Norfolk, Norfolk, Nebraska

Best of Omaha Festival 2019

Best of Omaha Festival

November, 2019

Baxter Arena, 2425 S 67th St Omaha, NE, Omaha, Nebraska

Turkeyfest 2019

Turkeyfest

November, 2019

Center 30 Mall , Columbus, Nebraska

Omaha Holiday Lights Festival 2019

Omaha Holiday Lights Festival

November, 2019

Downtown Omaha around Gene Leahy Mall, Douglas St & S 13th St Omaha, NE, Omaha, Nebraska

Elwood Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 2019

Elwood Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

November, 2019

Elwood Civic Center , Elwood , Nebraska

Seward Junior Women's Holiday Craft Fair 2019

Seward Junior Women's Holiday Craft Fair

November, 2019

Seward County Fairgrounds , Seward, Nebraska

Saint Mark Lutheran Preschool Craft Fair 2019

Saint Mark Lutheran Preschool Craft Fair

November, 2019

St. Mark Church gym and Fellowship Hall , Omaha, Nebraska

Cowboy Christmas Gift Show 2019

Cowboy Christmas Gift Show

November, 2019

D & N Event Center , North Platte, Nebraska

Sugar Plum Dreams and Elves Festival Craft Show 2019

Sugar Plum Dreams and Elves Festival Craft Show

November, 2019

Alliance Area Family YMCA, Alliance, Nebraska

WJ Ranch Cowboy Christmas 2019

WJ Ranch Cowboy Christmas

November, 2019

55659 892 Road , Fordyce, Nebraska

Autumn Festival Omaha 2019

Autumn Festival Omaha

November, 2019

Ralston Arena, Omaha, Nebraska

Gingerbread Festival 2019

Gingerbread Festival

November, 2019

Mormon Trail Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Nebraska's Official Veterans Day Parade 2019

Nebraska's Official Veterans Day Parade

November, 2019

Old Town Bellevue, Bellevue, Nebraska

Frost Frolic Holiday Market 2019

Frost Frolic Holiday Market

November, 2019

Fairbury Junior‑Senior High School , Fairbury, Nebraska

Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures 2019

Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures

November, 2019

Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska

Holiday Craft Fair 2019

Holiday Craft Fair

November, 2019

Oshkosh Auditorium , Oshkosh, Nebraska

Northeast Nebraska's Huge Craft & Home Show 2019

Northeast Nebraska's Huge Craft & Home Show

November, 2019

Pender Public School , Pender, Nebraska

Craft Shows 2019

Craft Shows

November, 2019

Sokol Hall , Wilber, Nebraska

Ogallala's November Arts and Crafts Show 2019

Ogallala's November Arts and Crafts Show

November, 2019

Keith County Fairgrounds - Ogallala, NE 69153, Ogallala, Nebraska

Parade of Lights 2019

Parade of Lights

December, 2019

Downtown, Ogallala, Nebraska

Christmas Traditions at the Fairbury Museum 2019

Christmas Traditions at the Fairbury Museum

December, 2019

1128 Elm St, Fairbury, Nebraska

Christmas Rush 2019

Christmas Rush

December, 2019

Center 30 Mall , Columbus, Nebraska

Christmas Festival 2019

Christmas Festival

December, 2019

WFLA Hall, Niobrara, Nebraska

About Festivals in Nebraska

A state packed to the rafters with corn and perceived banality, Nebraska has surprises in store for residents and travellers alike, with lots of wide open spaces and even wider grins. Its often-sparse landscape hides many interesting, unusual and quaint attractions and offerings, including a wealth of enticing festivals, with loads of fun waiting to be had.

The traditional Omaha SeptemberFest has been entertaining for almost forty years, with four great days of events and attractions. It features Omaha’s biggest parade in addition to entertainment, education, music, carnivals and loads of family-friendly fun. These attractions typically include traditional fayre, with car shows, live performances, fights, dances, games, mechanical bulls, fireworks, circus attractions, competitions, local bands, tribute acts and enough to keep you and your folks more than occupied! It’s broad, it’s varied, it’s award-winning, and it’s waiting for you to show up! Similarly, Brown Country Fair also offers a traditional program of activities, with some rodeo thrown into the mix.

There are many events in Nebraska dedicated to the hunt for junk, with lots of festivals offering antiques, second-hand treasures and ample opportunities to pick up a bargain or two. These include the Nebraska Junk Jaunt, with almost 500 miles (yes, you read that right!) of second-hand offerings, and Lexington’s Antiques and Crafts Extravaganza, with lots of varied crafts and collectibles to peruse, purloin and purchase.

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival also offers a slice of history, though in verbal form. This brings together a wealth of national musicians and storytellers to celebrate and glorify the simple and astounding stories of everyday people and everyday things. If you like spoken word, folk music, thoughtful tunes and poetry – or if you’re simply seeking something a little bit different – this might just be exactly what you’re looking for.

The Wayne Chicken Show is a slightly more erratic and eccentric affair, and is indeed dedicated to everyone’s favourite feathered friend. It’s a self-consciously silly event full of chicken dances, cluck-offs, chicken-flying competitions, egg-eating contests, egg-throwing, chicken-based storytelling and loads more. If you’re looking for something daft, then you need look no further.

Nebraska also hosts festivals to celebrate films, music, food and more, with some held in honour of things as specific and strange as stars, Kool-Aid, corn, groundhogs, Czech culture and cranes. Come and see for yourself why Nebraska is anything but barren!