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August 2017

Cass County Fair

August 8, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Cass County Fairgrounds, 8420 144th St
Weeping Water, NE 68463
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The Cass County Fair in Weeping Water is a classic county fair with children showing hand-raised livestock and gardeners displaying their best produce. Every August the aroma of fried funnel cakes wafts through the air as hot dogs, caramel apples and other fair foods are enjoyed. The Gourmet Fresh Sweet Corn Cuisine Contest is one of the fair’s most popular and competitive events. Whose sweet corn creation is the best? Check out this fun fair in Weeping Water to find…

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Seward County Fair

August 10, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Seward County Fairgrounds, 216 S. 9th St.
Seward, NE 68434 United States
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The Seward County Fair in August is a four-day affair including a demolition derby, horseshoe pitching, baby Olympics, live music, fishing contest, accordion polka jamboree and lots more.

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Kool-Aid Days

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
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Yearly on the same date until August 11, 2017
Hastings, NE 68901 United States + Google Map

This annual event celebrates Hastings' historic ties to a classic American beverage. Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid in Hastings in 1927. Family fun reigns here every August with special visits from the Kool-Aid Man, a parade, a car show and giant inflatable fun houses. A 5K fun run, Kool-Aid Kardboard boat races, Kool-Aid chugging contests and the world’s largest Kool-Aid stand make this one super-sweet summer festival.

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Nebraska Sandhills Barbed Wire Super Show

August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017
One Box Convention Center, 2750 South 27th Ave.
Broken Bow, NE 68822 United States
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This free public event features tables and tables of barbed wire, fencing tools, wire and tool books, historic displays, cowboy art, Western crafts and merchandise. Wire collectors and historic experts will be on hand to talk about all things barbed wire. Bring in your pieces of odd wire or old tools to be identified. All kinds of trading, bartering, selling and buying are welcome. Don't miss the public auction Saturday, August 19 at 3 p.m. The auction itself is great…

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MAHA Music Festival

August 19, 2017
Stinson Park, Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th St.
Omaha, NE 68106 United States
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With a lineup featuring nationally known independent artists and up-and-coming local bands, this annual concert rocks Aksarben Village’s Stinson Park all day long.

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“Do the Trail” in Springfield

August 24, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Do The Trail”, 14281 Platteview Road
Springfield, NE 68059 United States

Attention all walkers, bicyclists & fun seekers - join us in Springfield for games, festivities and food! Bring your bike and pedal the MoPac Trail, or bring a friend and enjoy a leisurely walk in our beautiful part of Nebraska.

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Nebraska State Fair

August 25, 2017 - September 4, 2017
Fonner Park, Nebraska State Fairgrounds, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd.
Grand Island, NE 68802 United States
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Excitement and the aroma of fried fair foods waft through Grand Island during the Nebraska State Fair. Celebrity shows, parades, concerts, a petting zoo, animal acts, quilt and art displays and midway carnival rides thrill attendees age 2 to 102.

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Great Nebraska Beer Fest

August 26, 2017
Werner Park, Papillion, 12356 Ballpark Way
Papillion, NE 68046 United States
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This regional beer fest assembles the best local brewers and their beers at Werner Park in Papillion.

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September 2017

Callaway Kite Flight

September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Foster Smith Field, 4 miles southeast on Highway 40
Callaway, NE United States

Seeing a kite cutting through the air one summer day gave lifelong Custer County resident Connie May the lofty idea of starting a kite festival in Callaway. The first Callaway Kite Flight took to the air in 1991. Professional kite fliers, amateurs and other visitors from 21 countries and 29 U.S. states have attended the annual event. Giant flying squids, space aliens and other creatures join box kites and traditional diamond-shaped kites for the show. The world's largest windsock is…

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Plattsmouth Harvest Festival

September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Downtown Plattsmouth, Near Main St. and South 6th St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048 United States
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Corn is king at this annual festival in Plattsmouth each September. There is a corn-eating contest, quilt show, carnival, photo contest, karaoke, food, music and much more. The corn royalty coronation has been popular since 1935 when Harrison Gayer and Lois Troop Bester were crowned Corn King and Corn Queen.

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