Nebraska Festivals 2021, 2022

Crafts & Vintage Show 2021

Crafts & Vintage Show

October, 2021

4‑H Building , Chadron, Nebraska

Norris Craft Fair 2021

Norris Craft Fair

October, 2021

Norris High School , Firth, Nebraska

Nebraska Farm Fest 2021

Nebraska Farm Fest

October, 2021

Orchard Hill Creamery, 1875 D Rd Unadilla, NE, Unadilla, Nebraska

The Great Omaha Chocolate Festival 2021

The Great Omaha Chocolate Festival

October, 2021

La Vista Conference Center, La Vista, Nebraska

Earl May Pumpkin Festival 2021

Earl May Pumpkin Festival

October, 2021

Early May Nursery & Garden Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Oktoberfest 2021

Oktoberfest

October, 2021

Cheyenne County Fairgrounds, Sidney, Nebraska

Elyria Pumpkin Festival 2021

Elyria Pumpkin Festival

October, 2021

Main St, Elyria, Nebraska

Hallowfest at Ponca State Park 2021

Hallowfest at Ponca State Park

October, 2021

Ponca State Park, Ponca, Nebraska

Holiday Highlights Craft Show 2021

Holiday Highlights Craft Show

October, 2021

Ella Missing Community Center , Arapahoe, Nebraska

Junkstock Omaha 2021

Junkstock Omaha

October, 2021

Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Rd Dr Waterloo, Waterloo, Nebraska

Seasons of Crafts Arts and Crafts Show 2021

Seasons of Crafts Arts and Crafts Show

October, 2021

Lancaster Event Center , Lincoln, Nebraska

Junkstock Omaha 2021

Junkstock Omaha

October, 2021

Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Rd Dr Waterloo, Elkhorn, Nebraska

Fall Uehling Craft Show 2021

Fall Uehling Craft Show

October, 2021

Uehling Nebraska City Auditorium , Uehling, Nebraska

Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival

October, 2021

Main St, Gordon, Nebraska

Omaha Ramen Fest 2021

Omaha Ramen Fest

October, 2021

Stinson Park, 2285 S 67th St Omaha, NE, Omaha, Nebraska

Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival 2021

Autumn and Japanese Ambience Festival

October, 2021

Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE, Omaha, Nebraska

Joslyn Castle Bram Stoker Literary Festival 2021

Joslyn Castle Bram Stoker Literary Festival

October, 2021

Joslyn Castle, Omaha, Nebraska

Rockbrook Village Apple Day Craft Show 2021

Rockbrook Village Apple Day Craft Show

October, 2021

Rockbrook Village Shopping Center , Omaha, Nebraska

Silverhawk Arts & Crafts Fair 2021

Silverhawk Arts & Crafts Fair

October, 2021

Lincoln Southwest High School , Lincoln, Nebraska

Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival

October, 2021

Plum St, Doniphan, Nebraska

Earl May Pumpkin Festival 2021

Earl May Pumpkin Festival

October, 2021

Earl May Nursery & Garden Center, 2227 Court Street Beatrice, NE, Beatrice, Nebraska

Omaha Lit Fest 2021

Omaha Lit Fest

October, 2021

W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha, Nebraska

Papillion Kite Fly Day 2021

Papillion Kite Fly Day

October, 2021

Papillion Recreation Complex, 1100 W Lincoln St Papillion, NE, Papillion, Nebraska

Homestead Hedge Apple Festival 2021

Homestead Hedge Apple Festival

October, 2021

Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska

Fall Tumbleweed Festival 2021

Fall Tumbleweed Festival

October, 2021

Haigler Museum grounds, Haigler, 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!