AppleJack Festival

September 15th - 17th, 2017

Nebraska City’s historic AppleJack Festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to Nebraska City to celebrate the kickoff of the apple harvest. Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad…pretty much anything you can imagine made from apples are available at the AppleJack Festival. With over 6 craft fairs, a parade, a classic car show, live music, and a 3-day carnival, it’s no wonder the AppleJack Festival has been named as one of the top 10 Fall Harvest Festivals in America by the USA Today!

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM – Click HERE.
(Let us help you promote your event!  Download the Schedule of Events Form, fill it out with all your event details, and return it to our office.  We will promote it here on our website and in our printed materials.)

2017 PARADE ENTRY FORM – Click HERE.
(Thanks for being a part of southeast Nebraska’s biggest parade!  Download the Parade Form, fill it out, and return it to the NCTC office to be entered.)

2017 BAND PARADE ENTRY FORM – Click HERE.
(Does your band have what it takes to win our Marching Band Competition?  Find out!  Download this form, fill it out, and return it to our office.)

LODGING AVAILABLE 

2017 CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW CONTACTS
Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns:  402-873-8757
Pumpkin Ridge:  Pat at 402-873-9238
Finders Keepers Antique Mall:  Alicia at 712-382-1242
Fox Center:  Crystal at 402-209-2726/clfox@hotmail.com
Jaycee’s Craft Show:  Cari at 402-209-1392                                     Eagles Club Craft Show: Cari at 402-209-1392   
Arbor Crossing:  Debbie at 402-874-0115 – or click here
Downtown Flea Market: Janice Moyer at 402-874-9100 – or CLICK HERE to download an AppleJack Flea Market Application!

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls & Apple Sangria


Time: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Open early for Cinnamon Rolls -- Open late for Apple Sangria
Website: http://www.thekeepingroomnc.com/

Fun Dunkin' & Bouncin'


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Ace Rent to Own, 1728 S. 11th Street
Description: Dunk bucket! Bounce house! Come join the fun!
Website: https://www.acerenttoown.com/
$5.00 suggested donation

34th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Bethel UCC, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Highlighting quilts and needlework done by members...featuring member quilter Sheri Dowding and guest quilter Sandra Anderson
FREE

AppleJack at Arbor Crossing


Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Arbor Crossing - former VF Outlet Mall - intersection of Hwys 2/75
Description: Featuring more than 75 vendors and crafters, plus an outdoor beer garden by Kinkaider Brewing Co., food trucks, and lots of free parking -- WE ARE ON THE BUS ROUTE!
$15 in advance / $20 at gate / 10&U free

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


Time: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: Hidden Falls, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: The event starts at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, with gates opening at 5 pm each night. Enjoy two exciting days of bull riding with Mutton Bustin' at intermission both nights and the High School Series Finals Saturday night. There will be food and merchandise vendors and a beer garden on-site, as well as a bounce house, pony rides and plenty of other activities for kids of all ages!
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/
$10 per person / $5 for kids 5&U

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling at Arbor Lanes


Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Cosmic Bowling! Get two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and a small soda. (Not valid with any other discount or coupon.)
Website: https://www.arborlanesbowling.com/
$5 per person / $8 per couple

Live Music with the Tim Budig Band at The Depot


Time: 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: The Depot, 725 S. 6th Street
Description: The best blues in Nebraska City!
Website: https://www.thedepotnebraskacity.com/

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls & Apple Sangria


Time: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Open early for Cinnamon Rolls -- Open late for Apple Sangria
Website: http://www.thekeepingroomnc.com/
$5.00 suggested donation

34th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Bethel UCC, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Highlighting quilts and needlework done by members...featuring member quilter Sheri Dowding and guest quilter Sandra Anderson
FREE

AppleJack at Arbor Crossing


Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Arbor Crossing - former VF Outlet Mall - intersection of Hwys 2/75
Description: Featuring more than 75 vendors and crafters, plus an outdoor beer garden by Kinkaider Brewing Co., food trucks, and lots of free parking -- WE ARE ON THE BUS ROUTE!
$15 in advance / $20 at gate / 10&U free

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


Time: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: Hidden Falls, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: The event starts at 7 pm Friday and Saturday, with gates opening at 5 pm each night. Enjoy two exciting days of bull riding with Mutton Bustin' at intermission both nights and the High School Series Finals Saturday night. There will be food and merchandise vendors and a beer garden on-site, as well as a bounce house, pony rides and plenty of other activities for kids of all ages!
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Shredded Beef Lunch


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1018 Central Avenue
Description: Members of the First Christian Church serving shredded beef sandwiches, chips, and a drink
FREE

Annual AppleJack Flea Market at Finders Keepers Antique Mall


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, 3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2
Description: Funky junk, antiques, wine tasting, big discounts, indoor/outdoor vendors...and our Damn Good Sandwiches!
Website: https://finderskeepersmall.com/
FREE

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge Farms


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Pumpkin Ridge, 815 N 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artist, live music, homemade foods and candy, jams, and jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and veggies!
FREE

Make It! Learn . Do . Share at UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center, 5985 G Road
Description: "MAKE IT!" Learn...Do...Share...with Nebraska Extension's fun and family-friendly education activities
Website: www.kimmel.unl.edu

Jaycee's Creation & Craft Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Middle School, 909 1st Corso
Description: 8th year of hosting crafts and vendors alike at this location
Admission rates apply for Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge - $8/adult, $6/youth at each location

AppleJack Festival at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Hayrack rides, U-Pick apples, a craft show, caramel apples, live music, Discovery Rides, wine tasting...and more!
Website: http://www.arbordayfarm.org/
$5 per adult / $2 per child

Civil War Bits & Pieces at Wildwood Historic Center


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Wildwood collaborates with Bill Dean to display an array of Civil War paraphernalia
Website: http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Authentic Mexican Food by St. Benedict's Catholic Church


Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 703 Central Avenue - in front of S Systems
Description: Tamales & real fruit flavored ice for sale
Website: http://www.stbens.org/

Lunch at the First Christian Church


Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: First Christian Church, 114 N. 8th Street
Description: Serving shredded beef sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, chips, homemade pie, drinks -- close to parade!
$10 per person / $5 for kids 5&U

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling at Arbor Lanes


Time: Noon to 11 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Cosmic Bowling! Get two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and a small soda. (Not valid with any other discount or coupon.)
Website: https://www.arborlanesbowling.com/
FREE

49TH ANNUAL APPLEJACK PARADE


Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue, from 16th Street to 6th Street
Description: Enjoy the area's best All-American parade, complete with a marching band competition, floats, and more!
FREE

"Espirit de Corps" Art Exhibition - Photographs by Walker Pickering


Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso
Description: Pickering's photographs capture the nostalgia and fellowship of marching band culture
Website: http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/

Dinner and Music featuring "Them Other Dudes"


Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Dinner reservations recommended
Website: http://www.thekeepingroomnc.com/
FREE

Fall Speaker Series at the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum


Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central Avenue
Description: Nebraska Through Song & Story - A Musical Presentation...by Dr. Dan Holtz
Website: http://www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org/

Sunday, September 17, 2017

FREE

2017 River City Classics Car Club AppleJack Car Show


Time: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue, from 6th Street to 11th Street
Description: The traditional Classic Car Show featuring dozens of unique cars from ages past
FREE

Annual AppleJack Flea Market at Finders Keepers Antique Mall


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Finders Keepers Antique Mall & Coffee Shoppe, 3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2
Description: Funky junk, antiques, wine tasting, big discounts, indoor/outdoor vendors...and our Damn Good Sandwiches!
Website: https://finderskeepersmall.com/
FREE

Make It! Learn . Do . Share at UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center, 5985 G Road
Description: "MAKE IT!" Learn...Do...Share...with Nebraska Extension's fun and family-friendly education activities
Website: www.kimmel.unl.edu

Jaycee's Creation & Craft Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Middle School, 909 1st Corso
Description: 8th year of hosting crafts and vendors alike at this location
FREE

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge Farms


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Pumpkin Ridge, 815 N 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artist, live music, homemade foods and candy, jams, and jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and veggies!
Admission rates apply for Tree Adventure and Arbor Lodge - $8/adult, $6/youth at each location

AppleJack Festival at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Hayrack rides, U-Pick apples, a craft show, caramel apples, live music, Discovery Rides, wine tasting...and more!
Website: http://www.arbordayfarm.org/

Cinnamon Rolls & Apple Sangria


Time: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Open early for Cinnamon Rolls -- Open late for Apple Sangria
Website: http://www.thekeepingroomnc.com/
$5.00 suggested donation

34th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Bethel UCC, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Highlighting quilts and needlework done by members...featuring member quilter Sheri Dowding and guest quilter Sandra Anderson
FREE

AppleJack at Arbor Crosssing


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Crossing - former VF Outlet Mall - intersection of Hwys 2/75
Description: Featuring more than 75 vendors and crafters, plus an outdoor beer garden by Kinkaider Brewing Co., food trucks, and lots of free parking -- WE ARE ON THE BUS ROUTE!
FREE WILL DONATION

Luncheon & Ice Cream/Apple Crips/Sundae Social


Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1005 1st Corso
Description: Luncheon includes sloppy joes, hotdogs, lemonade, tea, water...plus ice cream social with apple crisp, sundaes, and other desserts
$5 per adult / $2 per child

Civil War Bits & Pieces at Wildwood Historic Center


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Wildwood collaborates with Bill Dean to display an array of Civil War paraphernalia
Website: http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Festival Sponsors

AppleJack Carnival

AppleJack Parade

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show