AppleJack Festival

September 21st - 23rd, 2018

THIS IS INFORMATION ON THE 2017 APPLEJACK FESTIVAL. STAY TUNED FOR 2018 INFORMATION.  DATES OF THE 2018 FESTIVAL ARE SEPTEMBER 21-23.

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
Job’s Daughters Bethel #14:  Kristie at 402-969-0191
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

FREE

Caramel Apple Candy Bar


Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Larson Motors, 1801 Frontage Rd.
Description: Join us for a caramel apple candy bar & check out our great vehicle discounts!
Website: http://www.larsonmotorgroup.com/
FREE

Omaha Children's Museum BLOCK PARTY


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Fun for all ages with multiple building stations to challenge creativity!
Website: http://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/
FREE

NE150 Quilt Display


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: The NE150 Quilt Display will feature the top nine quilts designed to celebrate the beauty of Nebraska.
Website: http://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/
FREE

Free Apple-Themed Quilt Project Pattern


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Sew Enchanting, 616 1/2 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in and pick up a FREE apple-themed pattern for your next quilt project!

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/
FREE

Apple Giveaway


Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Husker Rehab, 115 S. 8th Street
Description: Enjoy a fresh Nebraska City apple compliments of Husker Rehab!
Website: http://www.huskerrehab.com/

Fareway AppleJack Cookout


Time: 3p.m.-5p.m.
Location: Fareway Grocery, 1738 S. 11th St.
Description: Meal Deal Cookout with Apple Brats
Website: https://www.fareway.com
FREE

Nebraska City Flea Market


Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Outdoor flea market between 3rd and 5th Streets on Central Avenue -- Contact Janice Moyer at 402-429-0979 for information.
$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/
Wristbands: $20 Friday / $25 Saturday / $25 Sunday

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Fun, food, and good times for the whole family!

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Yummy!
$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

AppleJack Fun Run & Walk


Time: 7 a.m. registration / 7:30 start time / 9 a.m. Kids Run
Location: Steinhart Park Shelter
Description: 5K Fun Run & Walk, plus a 1-Mile Fun Run for kids. Organized by the Alpha Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi (proceeds benefit Nebraska City)
Website: Click HERE to register

Central Apple Market


Time: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Union Orchard's Central Apple Market, 701 Central
Description: Box lunches, wine tasting, apples donuts, apple pies, fresh fruit, bakery items, jarred favorites, and gift items

AppleJack Pancake Feed


Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Nebraska City Fire Station
Description: Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!
FREE

Caramel Apple Candy Bar


Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Larson Motors, 1801 Frontage Rd.
Description: Join us for a caramel apple candy bar & check out our great vehicle discounts!
Website: http://www.larsonmotorgroup.com/
FREE

Nebraska City Flea Market


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Outdoor flea market between 3rd and 5th Streets on Central Avenue -- Contact Janice Moyer at 402-429-0979 for information.

Apples Apples Apples!


Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Wostrel Family's Union Orchard, Hwy 75 just north of Nebraska City
Description: Activities for all: corn maze, music in the pavilion, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, straw maze, giant sandbox, wine tasting, and a sampling of frozen fruit drinks...plus all the regular orchard treats!
Website: http://www.unionorchard.com/

AppleJack at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: U-Pick apples, face painting, bungee trampoline, apple cider, pie, doughnuts, wood carving, live music, wine tasting, BBQ, hayrack rides and more!
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/event/applejack-2017/
FREE

Omaha Children's Museum BLOCK PARTY


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Fun for all ages with multiple building stations to challenge creativity!
Website: http://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/
FREE

NE150 Quilt Display


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: The NE150 Quilt Display will feature the top nine quilts designed to celebrate the beauty of Nebraska.
Website: http://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/
FREE

Free Apple-Themed Quilt Project Pattern


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Sew Enchanting, 616 1/2 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in and pick up a FREE apple-themed pattern for your next quilt project!

AppleJack Craft & Vendor Fair


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Masonic Hall, 1102 Central
Description: Indoor craft and vendor fair sponsored by Job's Daughters

Craft & Vendor Show at Eagles Club


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 700 1st Corso
Description: Vendors inside and outside in the parking lot west of building

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

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/
FREE

Craft Fair


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Fox Center, 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft fair, Nebraska wine tasting, beer garden, & music. Bar will be serving hard cider and apple sangria -- food vendors, Italian Ice, and ice cream!
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!

Gress Produce


Time: 9 a.m. to dusk
Location: 3/4 mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, watermelons, produce, and pies!

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Yummy!

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 10th Street and 1st Corso
Description: Yummy!
$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!

Firehouse Grill


Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Fire Department, 1409 Central Avenue
Description: Serving burgers and brats for lunch

Fundraiser for Nebraska City Athletic Booster Club


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: State Farm Parking Lot, 1209 Central Avenue
Description: Grilling ribeye steak sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs
$10

Steak Lunch Fundraiser for the Food Pantry


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1023 1st Avenue
Description: Ribeye steak sandwich, chips, and a drink -- all proceeds benefit the Nebraska City Food Pantry
Wristbands: $20 Friday / $25 Saturday / $25 Sunday

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Fun, food, and good times for the whole family!
$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

"Esprit 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/
$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/

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/
$5 cover (11&U free)

AppleFest Street Dance


Time: 8 pm. to 11 p.m.
Location: Fox Center, 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Live music! Fever & the Funkhouse under the stars...beer garden, food, apple drinks!

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

Nebraska City Flea Market


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Outdoor flea market between 3rd and 5th Streets on Central Avenue -- Contact Janice Moyer at 402-429-0979 for information.

AppleJack at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: U-Pick apples, face painting, bungee trampoline, apple cider, pie, doughnuts, wood carving, live music, wine tasting, BBQ, hayrack rides and more!
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/event/applejack-2017/

Apples Apples Apples!


Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Wostrel Family's Union Orchard, Hwy 75 just north of Nebraska City
Description: Activities for all: corn maze, music in the pavilion, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, straw maze, giant sandbox, wine tasting, and a sampling of frozen fruit drinks...plus all the regular orchard treats!
Website: http://www.unionorchard.com/
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!

AppleJack Craft & Vendor Fair


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p..m.
Location: Masonic Hall, 1102 Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft and vendor fair sponsored by Job's Daughters
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/

Gress Produce


Time: 9 a.m. to dusk
Location: 3/4 mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, watermelons, produce, and pies!
$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

Free Apple-Themed Quilt Project Pattern


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sew Enchanting, 616 1/2 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in and pick up a FREE apple-themed pattern for your next quilt project!

Craft & Vendor Show at Eagles Club


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 700 1st Corso
Description: Vendors inside and outside in the parking lot west of building
FREE

Craft Fair


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Fox Center, 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft fair, Nebraska wine tasting, beer garden, & music. Bar will be serving hard cider and apple sangria -- food vendors, Italian Ice, and ice cream!

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Yummy!

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 10th Street and 1st Corso
Description: Yummy!
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!

Central Apple Market


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Union Orchard's Central Apple Market, 701 Central
Description: Box lunches, wine tasting, apples donuts, apple pies, fresh fruit, bakery items, jarred favorites, and gift items
Wristbands: $20 Friday / $25 Saturday / $25 Sunday

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Fun, food, and good times for the whole family!
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