AppleJack 2019

September 20th - 22nd, 2019

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 a variety of 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!

Click below to download the appropriate forms:
2019 SPONSORSHIP FORM
2019 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS/SIZES
2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM
2019 PARADE ENTRY FORM
2019 PARADE ENTRY FORM — BANDS ONLY

 

2019 CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW CONTACTS
Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns:  Susan 402-873-8757
Pumpkin Ridge:  Pat at 402-873-9238
Finders Keepers Antique Mall:  Alicia at 712-382-1242
Jaycee’s Craft Show:  Cari at 402-209-1392                                   Eagles Club Craft Show: Cari at 402-209-1392   
Downtown Flea Market: Janice Moyer at 402-429-0979

 

ALL INFORMATION LISTED BELOW IS CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED — CHECK BACK OFTEN!

Friday, September 20, 2019

AppleJack Festival at Kimmel Orchard


Time: TBD
Location: 5995 G Road
Description: Kimmel Orchard: A Destination! Family friendly Events
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/

AppleJack Flea Market - Sponsored by Hidden Jems Antique Mall


Time: TBD
Location: 5th Street & Central Avenue
Description: Many vendors offering antiques, collectables, repurposed, new, and used items...something for everyone!

36th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: TBD
Location: Bethel UCC, 2400 Central
Description: Highlighting quilts and needlework done by members

AppleJam Carnival


Location: Downtown
Description: Fun, food, and good times!

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


Time: TBD
Location: Hidden Falls, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin' at the High School Series Finals - plus food, merchandise, beer garden, and more...5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Beer Garden / 5 to 6 p.m. Mutton Bustin' Sign Up / 6:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin' Drawing / 7 p.m. Extreme Bullriding / 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live Music by FLIPPIN WHISKEY (times subject to change)
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/
$10 per person

Cosmic Bowling at Arbor Lanes


Time: TBD
Location: 2023 Industrial Road
Description: $10 fee gets you two hours of unlimited cosmic bowling and shoe rental!
Website: https://arborlanesbowling.com/

Saturday, September 21, 2019

AppleJack Pancake Feed


Time: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Nebraska City Fire Station, 1409 Central Avenue
Description: Pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes!
$25

AppleJack Fun Run


Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Steinhart Park
Description: It's the Annual AppleJack Fun Run/Walk through beautiful Nebraska City! Proceeds from this event go back into the Nebraska City community. There is also a one-mile kids run! (Late entry fee is $30)
Website: https://www.runrace.net/findarace.php?id=19264NE

AppleJack Flea Market - Sponsored by Hidden Jems Antique Mall


Time: TBD
Location: 5th Street & Central Avenue
Description: Many vendors offering antiques, collectables, repurposed, new, and used items...something for everyone!

AppleJack Festival at Kimmel Orchard


Time: TBD
Location: 5995 G Road
Description: Kimmel Orchard: A Destination! Family friendly Events
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/
FREE

Used Book Event


Time: TBD
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Two rooms and multiple tables from which to select books - no set prices, freewill offering.
Website: http://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/

Union Orchard


Time: TBD
Location: 2405 Hwy 75, Union -- just north of Nebraska City
Description: The Applejack Festival is the most exciting time of year around the farm! Join us as we celebrate our harvest of pick-your-own and pre-picked apples! We have a ton of varieties and even more to do during the festival!
Website: http://www.unionorchard.com/

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: TBD
Location: 815 North 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artists, live music, homemade food, jams/jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and veggies

Craft Show


Time: TBD
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Fun crafts and goods!

Nebraska City Jaycees Craft Fair


Time: TBD
Location: Nebraska City Middle School, 909 1st Corso
Description: Indoor crafters and vendors

AppleJack Craft & Vendor Fair


Time: TBD
Location: Masonic Hall, 1102 Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft fair sponsored by Job's Daughters
Free unless admission required (Tree Adventure & Arbor Lodge...$8/adults...$6/ages 3-12

AppleJack Weekend at Arbor Day Farm


Time: TBD
Location: Tree Adventure, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-Pick & pre-picked apples, hayrack rides, craft show, children's activities, apple cider slushies, pies, and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/attractions/tree-adventure.cfm
Activities Outside Mansion are FREE; Mansion Tour Rates Apply

AppleJack at Arbor Lodge Mansion


Time: TBD
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, 2600 Arbor Avenue
Description: Historical home and beautiful gardens and walking paths
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/attractions/arbor-lodge.cfm

36th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: TBD
Location: Bethel UCC, 2400 Central
Description: Highlighting quilts and needlework done by members

AppleJack Lunch


Time: TBD
Location: First Christian Church, 114 N. 8th Street
Description: Serving shredded beef sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, homemade pie, inside seating, close to parade

Let's Do Lunch


Time: TBD
Location: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 116 S. 9th St.
Description: Menu includes shredded pork, sloppy joes, hot dogs...sit down lunch or take out. Order sandwich, potato salad, chips, and drink for Meal Deal or a la carte.

Tamales For Sale


Time: TBD
Location: In front of S Systems (703 Central Ave)
Description: This booth is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters and our Hispanic community
Menu Prices

Fire House Grill


Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Fire Station (1409 Central)
Description: The Fire House Grill is a fundraiser for the fire museum - serving burgers, brats, and hot dogs.
Website: https://www.ncfire.net/

Lunch Stand


Time: TBD
Location: 1018 Central Avenue
Description: Shredded beef sandwiches, chips, pop

Food Stand - Sponsored by Bethel UCC


Time: TBD
Location: 1014 Central Avenue
Description: Hot dogs, BBQ, nachos, cookies, drinks

Food Courts


Location: Downtown - two locations
Description: Hot Dogs, BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Ethnic, Icees, Popcorn...and more!

AppleJam Carnival


Location: Downtown
Description: Fun, food, and good times!

51st Annual AppleJack Parade


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

Create & Take


Time: TBD
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Make a small clay pot and take it home!
Website: http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Water Barrel Fights


Time: Following Parade
Location: Central Avenue, in front of the NC Fire Station
Description: An AppleJack favorite is back! Get a team together and sign up for the Water Barrel Fights! Four people per team - $50 entry fee. All proceeds go to the NC Museum of Firefighting. Space is limited to 16 teams, so enter early. Contact NCTC at 402-873-6654 for information.
$10 per person

Cosmic Bowling at Arbor Lanes


Time: TBD
Location: 2023 Industrial Road
Description: $10 fee gets you two hours of unlimited cosmic bowling and shoe rental!
Website: https://arborlanesbowling.com/

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


Time: TBD
Location: Hidden Falls, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin' at the High School Series Finals - plus food, merchandise, beer garden, and more...5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Beer Garden / 5 to 6 p.m. Mutton Bustin' Sign Up / 6:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin' Drawing / 7 p.m. Extreme Bullriding / 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live Music by FLIPPIN WHISKEY. Times subject to change.
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Sunday, September 22, 2019

2019 River City Classics Car Club AppleJack Car Show


Time: 8 a.m. Registration / Judging at Noon / Awards at 3 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue between 11th and 6th Streets
Description: The traditional classic car show featuring dozens of unique cars from ages past!
Website: Click here to view a Car Show Flyer

AppleJack Flea Market - Sponsored by Hidden Jems Antique Mall


Time: TBD
Location: 5th Street & Central Avenue
Description: Many vendors offering antiques, collectables, repurposed, new, and used items...something for everyone!

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: TBD
Location: 815 North 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artists, live music, homemade food, jams/jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and veggies

Union Orchard


Time: TBD
Location: 2405 Hwy 75, Union -- just north of Nebraska City
Description: The Applejack Festival is the most exciting time of year around the farm! Join us as we celebrate our harvest of pick-your-own and pre-picked apples! We have a ton of varieties and even more to do during the festival!
Website: http://www.unionorchard.com/

Craft Show


Time: TBD
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Crafts and goods

AppleJack Craft & Vendor Fair


Time: TBD
Location: Masonic Hall, 1102 Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft fair sponsored by Job's Daughters

Nebraska City Jaycees Craft Fair


Time: TBD
Location: Nebraska City Middle School, 909 1st Corso
Description: Indoor crafters and vendors
Free unless admission required (Tree Adventure & Arbor Lodge...$8/adults...$6/ages 3-12

AppleJack Weekend at Arbor Day Farm


Time: TBD
Location: Tree Adventure, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-Pick & pre-picked apples, hayrack rides, craft show, children's activities, apple cider slushies, pies, and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/attractions/tree-adventure.cfm
Activities Outside Mansion are FREE; Mansion Tour Rates Apply

AppleJack at Arbor Lodge Mansion


Time: TBD
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, 2600 Arbor Avenue
Description: Historical home and beautiful gardens and walking paths
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/attractions/arbor-lodge.cfm

AppleJack Festival at Kimmel Orchard


Time: TBD
Location: 5995 G Road
Description: Kimmel Orchard: A Destination! Family friendly Events
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/

36th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: TBD
Location: Bethel UCC, 2400 Central
Description: Highlighting quilts and needlework done by members

Food Stand - Sponsored by Bethel UCC


Time: TBD
Location: 1014 Central Avenue
Description: Hot dogs, BBQ, nachos, cookies, drinks

Taste of AppleJack "All Things Apple" Contest


Time: TBD
Location: Fox Center Event Space, 424 Central Avenue
Description: Enter a goodie into the Taste of AppleJack "All Things Apple" Contest and see if yours is voted People's Choice! Folks will come and sample all of the recipes and vote for their favorite - $5 entry fee. You can also come as a taster that day! Live music! More details coming soon - or call the NCTC office at 402-873-6654.

Food Courts


Location: Downtown - two locations
Description: Hot Dogs, BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Ethnic, Icees, Popcorn...and more!

AppleJam Carnival


Location: Downtown
Description: Fun, food, and good times!

Festival Sponsors

AppleJack Carnival

AppleJack Parade

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show