Sarah Woodman Kansteiner

Weeping Water is located in the heart of Cass County about 12 miles south Louisville. This town’s unique name traces its origins back to 1804 and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. One day before reaching the Platte River, the explorers reportedly passed a creek with a nearby willow island and gave it its present name. According to Native American legend, the name also derives from a deadly battle between two tribes over the daughter of a chief. Many braves died and the tears cried from the mourning families formed the “weeping waters.”

Present-day Weeping Water hosts the annual Cass County Fair. Each August, the fair offers five days of summer fun. No admission is charged to access the fair grounds.

Learn more by contacting Cass County Tourism at or (402) 296-5999.

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  • Cass County Fair, Weeping Water Nebraska

    Cass County Fair

    The Cass County Fair in Weeping Water each August is a classic county fair that showcases 4-H livestock, a carnival, tractor pulls, rodeo events and much, much more. The ...