Since the state's early history, Nebraska's plentiful and expansive prairies have helped feed its people and fuel its economic growth. However, Nebraska offers far more to its residents and tourists than just endless cornfields. The state's largest cities, including Omaha and Lincoln, feature a number of regular cultural attractions, including art exhibitions, music festivals, concerts and more.
- 55659 892 Road Fordyce, NE 68736 in Fordyce, NE.
During the last weekend in November, the ranch welcomes guests to participate in a number of activities and events that celebrate the Christmas season country style by offering events evolving around horses and the Western way of life. Presentations include horsemanship and trick roping competitions. Families and guests of all ages have the chance to enjoy buggy rides, pony rides and browse through arts and crafts displays. The facility regularly plans various activities that provide entertainment and encourage camaraderie. Santa and dozens of vendors are also on hand for the annual event.
- McCook, Nebraska in Omaha, NE.
For an entire weekend in June the streets of the city celebrate the arts with this festival that attracts over 100 artists who display and sell their work. Musicians covering all music genres provide entertainment and the Taste Fest area offers everything from traditional funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and other carnival foods to Greek gyros, Italian pizza and Mexican meals. The event also showcases the artistic talents of local grade school children and offers the Children's Fair where youngsters have the chance to release their inner creativity.
The community celebrates the western heritage of the Midwest with this spectacular event that features seven pro-rodeo events along with daredevil presentations, chariot races and chuckwagon races in the massive main arena. Held every July and spanning a full week, the fair also features numerous animal, agricultural and homemade exhibits along with a variety of vendors and activities.
- Omaha, Nebraska in Omaha, NE.
For over four decades the city hosted this popular September weekend event that attracts around 160 local, regional and national artisans who display a wide array of hand-crafted items. Whether interested in traditional drawing, painting and sculpture or prefer leather, metal or wood crafts, the genres are numerous. From ceramics to stained glass, jewelry to pottery, guests will find something interesting at the fair. The location additionally offers a large selection of refreshments in the food court.
- Citywide Nebraska City, NE 68410 in Nebraska City, NE.
Renowned for its apple orchards, the community sets aside a weekend every September to commemorate the native crop. An extensive parade features numerous floats and dozens of marching bands. Activities include a carnival, an auto show and crafts along with a variety of contests and live entertainment. Food vendors offer a selection of popular goodies, many focus on apples as an ingredient.