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Nebraska offers great events and festivals throughout 2013. Check out all of the events here.

Nebraska Events 2013

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June Festivals and Events in Nebraska

June 9-16, 2013  Homestead Days – Beatrice, Nebraska
Celebrates the importance of the 1862 Homestead Act to the settlement of Nebraska.

June 22-23, 2013  Duncan Ribfest – Duncan, Nebraska
Duncan Ribfest is a fundraiser for the Duncan Volunteer Fire Department & the Duncan Wrestling Club. 5 BBQ Companies, Beer Garden and 6 Bands. A Family Affair.

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July Festivals and Events in Nebraska

JULY 4, 2013 – There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 12-14, 2013  The Wayne Chicken Show – Wayne, Nebraska
The Chicken Show is a fun event held annually on the second Saturday in July. Worlds Largest Chicken Dance, Egg Roulette, Cement Chicken Auction, Hot Wing Eating Contest, Chicken Parade, Live Rooster Crowing, Chicken Feed, Ice Cream Social, Arts, Crafts Fun and Food.  All things Chicken!

July 19-20, 2013  Riverfest: Red, White & Que – Bellevue, Nebraska
What’s Red,White and Que all over? The Nebraska State BBQ Championship and Music Festival. Now in its 11th year, this is a significant regional event, attracting more than 40,000 people to Bellevue. The schedule includes the BBQ cook off, RiverFest 5K run, Kid Zone, car show, Iron Chef Competition, and live music.

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August Festivals and Events in Nebraska

August 9-10, 2013  Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival 2013 – Omaha, Nebraska
The unique celebration features hot air balloon launches and glows, the Midwest’s most delicious foods and barbeque, some of the area’s best bands and musicians, arts & craft displays, and activities for kids. Enjoy tastes of Nebraska wines or your choice of beers with festival admission.

August 23-Sept 2, 2013  Nebraska State Fair – Grand Island, Nebraska
Offering insights into the unique culture of Nebraska, the Fair is built on 144 years of tradition. It showcases the talent, products, and people of Nebraska. Nebraskans come together to experience the latest technological advancements in agriculture, first-class entertainment, and the most delectable and extraordinary food the state has to offer. Highlights include a competitive livestock exhibition, a farming equipment trade show, and competitions in other fields, such as handmade crafts and baked goods.

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September Festivals and Events in Nebraska

September 10-12, 2013  Husker Harvest Days 2013 – Grand Island, Nebraska
The largest totally irrigated working farm show in the United States. 80 acres of exhibits and 700 acres of field demonstrations. (also: ) Attendance: 50,000.

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October Festivals and Events in Nebraska

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November Festivals and Events in Nebraska

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.  (4th Thursday in November).
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