AppleJack Festival

September 16th - 18th, 2016

What's your #appletradition?

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, street dances, 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 HERE for Sponsorship Information.

Click HERE for a Schedule of Events form.

Click HERE for a Parade Entry form.

Click HERE for a River City Classics Car Club 2016 AppleJack Car Show Entry form.

2016 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 NCMS:  Cari at 402-209-1392
Heartland Craft Mall:  Jeanette at 402-873-3075

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FREE

Anniversary Celebration: 15 Years of the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts


Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: KHN Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso
Description: Come celebrate 15 years of our residency program with an art exhibition and a chance to meet our current artists.

Cosmic Giggle


Time: All Day
Location: Three Hills Event Center
Description: A music & camping festival

Friday, September 16, 2016

FREE

AppleJack Kickoff


Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Ace Rent-to-Own & Fareway parking lot
Description: Food, games, activities, face painting, balloons, bounce houses, free raffle, and prizes!

Orchids on Parade


Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House
Description: Exotic orchids grown by Wildwood staffer Karen are displayed in the Wildwood House.

Finders Keepers Antique Mall Annual AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 3 Miles East on Hwy 2 -- Exit 10 off I-29
Description: Join us for our 12th Annual AppleJack Flea Market! Featuring food, fun, antiques, rusty junque, crafts, & wine tastings! We have inside and outside vendors.

Pendleton Storewide Savings


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Pendleton, 115 S. 8th Street
Description: Storewide savings - lower level clearance, buy one get one free!
FREE

Caramel Apple Candy Bar


Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Larson Motors, 1801 Frontage Road
Description: Join us for a caramel apple candy bar & check out our great vehicle discounts!

Cosmic Giggle


Time: All Day
Location: Three Hills Event Center
Description: A music & camping festival

AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Downtown Flea Market with primitive antiques and collectibles, plus vintage and new items

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 5 p.m. - Midnight
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 5 p.m. - close
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
$10

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling


Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: AppleJack Cosmic Bowling Special! Get 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and a medium soda. (Not valid with any other discount or special.)

Sandy's All-Weekend Beach Party


Time: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: Sandy's Bar & Grill, 703 South 11th Street
Description: Epic 3-Day Party with Live Music, Pinup, Cars, Burlesque, Drinks, Food Trucks, and Prizes

Saturday, September 17, 2016

$25 entry fee (by September 1). After Sept 1, entry fee will be $30.

AppleJack Fun Run & Walk


Time: 7 a.m. for registration / 7:30 a.m. Fun Run/Walk Begins / 9 a.m. Kids One Mile Fun Run
Location: Starting location at Steinhart Park
Description: Welcome to the 13th Annual AppleJack Fun Run/Walk through beautiful Nebraska City! We encourage participation of everyone from the beginner to experienced road runner. Proceeds from this event go back into the Nebraska City community.
Website: Download Entry Form Here
$6 Adults - $4 Kids

AppleJack Pancake Feed


Time: 7:30am - 10am
Location: Fire Station

Caramel Apple Candy Bar


Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Larson Motors - 1801 Frontage Road
Description: Join us for a caramel apple candy bar & check out great vehicle discounts!

AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Downtown Flea Market with primitive antiques and collectibles, plus vintage and new items

Fox Center Vendor Fair & Beer Garden


Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Fox Center - 424 Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft and product booths, wine tasting from three Nebraska wineries, beer garden, music, apple beer and hard cider.

Finders Keepers Antique Mall Annual AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 8:30 to 5
Location: 3 Miles East on Hwy 2 -- Exit 10 off I-29
Description: Join us for our 12th Annual AppleJack Flea Market! Featuring food, fun, antiques, rusty junque, crafts, & wine tastings! We have inside and outside vendors.

Pumpkin Ridge Farms - Makin' Memories


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 815 N 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artists, live music, homemade food, jams and jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and vegetables!

Engineering Our Future


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center - 5985 G Road
Description: Nebraska Extension's fun and family friendly educational activities to help young minds engineer their futures.

Craft Show at the Historic Barns


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns
Description: 50+ booths of handcrafted items; food and alcoholic drinks available

Pendleton Storewide Savings


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Pendleton, 115 S. 8th Street
Description: Storewide savings - lower level clearance, buy one get one free!

AppleJack Festival at the Apple House


Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Apples by the bag or bushel, cider, apple pie, wine tasting, slushies

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure


Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Pick apples in the orchard; Discovery Ride; Live music; food trucks; bubble making; FESTIVAL FUN!

AppleJack Craft Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall, intersection of Hwys 2 and 75
Description: Largest craft show in town! On the bus route!

Gress Produce


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

AppleJack Craft Show


Location: Three Hills Event Center, 6251 G Road
Description: Free entry, food trucks, craft vendors, and...LEAVE YOUR CAR HERE AND HOP ON THE BUS TO GET AROUND TOWN! Helicopter rides.

Cosmic Giggle


Time: All Day
Location: Three Hills Event Center
Description: A music & camping festival
FREE

Free Family Fun


Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1005 1st Corso
Description: Come to First Presbyterian Church for free games, prizes, snacks, and beverages. It's fun for the whole family!

Orchids on Parade


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House
Description: Exotic orchids grown by Wildwood staffer Karen are displayed in the Wildwood House.

Food Court - Come try great foods and give your taste buds a treat!!


Time: 10am - 7pm
Location: 10th Street & 1st Corso

Food Court - Give your taste buds a treat at the Food Court!!


Time: 10am - 11pm
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 10am - Midnight
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue

AppleJack Lunch


Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: First Christian Church, 114 N. 8th Street
Description: Serving shredded beef sandwiches, giant hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, PIE, and drinks! Indoor seating.
$3

Tasty Tamales


Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: In front of the Central Apple Market at 701 Central Avenue
Description: Feast on tasty homemade authentic tamales! Hot to eat or frozen to go.

Friends of NCHS Alumni Foundation Food Booth


Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Sunken Parking Lot on Central Avenue
Description: Support the NCHS Alumni Foundation and enjoy delicious food freshly prepared for you

Homemade Fruit Pies


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: In front of the Central Apple Market at 701 Central Avenue
Description: Fruit pies and ice treats

Sandwich Stand


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1018 Central Avenue
Description: Serving shredded beef sandwiches, chips, and drinks

H&R Block Bake Sale


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 817 Central Avenue
Description: H&R Block in Nebraska City is holding a bake sale for juvenile diabetes. 100% of proceeds are donated!

Find or Trace your Civil War ancestor!


Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: Learn how to find or trace your Civil War ancestors!
FREE

48th AppleJack Parade


Time: 1pm
Location: Downtown Nebraska City
FREE

Red Road Herbs Demonstrations


Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Victorian Garden at Wildwood Historic Center
Description: Natural herbal salves & soap demonstrations and sales by Rachael Liester

Beer Garden & Bullriding Kick Off


Time: 2 p.m. until Midnight
Location: Sunken Parking Lot on Central Avenue

Sandy's All-Weekend Beach Party


Time: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: Sandy's Bar & Grill, 703 South 11th Street
Description: Epic 3-Day Party with Live Music, Pinup, Cars, Burlesque, Drinks, Food Trucks, and Prizes
FREE

Autograph Session with Olympian Cheri Becerra Madsen


Time: Following the Parade until 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sunken Parking Lot on Central Avenue
Description: Meet Nebraska City Olympian Cheri Madsen fresh back from her competition in RIO in the Paralympic Games!
FREE

Art Exhibition: Room & Board


Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: KHN Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso
Description: Celebrating 15 years as a residency program - artworks by past and present board members and directors

Live Music by ThemOtherDudes


Time: 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Enjoy live music from ThemOtherDudes while shopping or eating dinner (reservations welcome for dinner). The Keeping Room will have extended hours all weekend and homemade cinnamon rolls each morning.
$10

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling


Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: AppleJack Cosmic Bowling Special! Get 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and a medium soda. (Not valid with any other discount or special.)
$5 cover

Dance featuring "Fever & the Funkhouse"


Time: 6 p.m. to Midnight
Location: Fox Center - 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Beer Garden; live music from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fall Speaker Series 2016


Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central Avenue
Description: "To Live & Die on the Plains" - a presentation by Jeff Barnes, sponsored by Humanities Nebraska
FREE

Downtown Movie


Time: Dusk
Location: Sunken Parking Lot on Central Avenue
Description: Gear up for the upcoming Bullriding Event with a showing of "8 Seconds." Bring your own lawn chair!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

FREE

AppleJack Classic Car Show


Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue from 11th Street to 6th Street
Description: It's the annual River City Classic AppleJack Car Show!

AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Downtown Flea Market with primitive antiques and collectibles, plus vintage and new items

Model A Car Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Model A cars from local car clubs; snacks; mansion tours
FREE

CMA ReLeast Riders Band


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: at the Car Show
Description: Live music from the CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) ReLeast Riders Band
FREE

AppleJack Craft Show


Location: Three Hills Event Center, 6251 G Road
Description: Free entry, food trucks, craft vendors, and...LEAVE YOUR CAR HERE AND HOP ON THE BUS TO GET AROUND TOWN! Helicopter rides.

Cosmic Giggle


Time: All Day
Location: Three Hills Event Center
Description: A music & camping festival

Craft Show at the Historic Barns


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns
Description: 50+ booths of handcrafted items; food and alcoholic drinks available

Pumpkin Ridge Farms - Makin' Memories


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 815 N 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artists, live music, homemade food, jams and jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and vegetables!

Engineering Our Future


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center - 5985 G Road
Description: Nebraska Extension's fun and family friendly educational activities to help young minds engineer their futures.

Fox Center Vendor Fair & Beer Garden


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Fox Center - 424 Central Avenue
Description: Indoor craft and product booths, wine tasting from three Nebraska wineries, beer garden, music, apple beer and hard cider.

Finders Keepers Antique Mall Annual AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 9 to 5
Location: 3 Miles East of Hwy 2 -- Exit 10 off I-29
Description: Join us for our 12th Annual AppleJack Flea Market! Featuring food, fun, antiques, rusty junque, crafts, & wine tastings! We have inside and outside vendors.

AppleJack Festival at the Apple House


Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Apples by the bag or bushel, cider, apple pie, wine tasting, slushies

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure


Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Pick apples in the orchard; Discovery Ride; Live music; food trucks; bubble making; FESTIVAL FUN!

Gress Produce


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

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue

Food Court - Give your taste buds a treat at the Food Court!!


Time: 10am - 11pm
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue

Food Court - Come try great foods and give your taste buds a treat!!


Time: 10am - 7pm
Location: 10th Street & 1st Corso

Sandwich Stand


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1018 Central Avenue
Description: Serving shredded beef sandwiches, chips, and drinks.

H&R Block Bake Sale


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 817 Central Avenue
Description: H&R Block in Nebraska City is holding a bake sale for juvenile diabetes. 100% of proceeds are donated!

Sandy's All-Weekend Beach Party


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sandy's Bar & Grill, 703 South 11th Street
Description: Epic 3-Day Party with Live Music, Pinup, Cars, Burlesque, Drinks, Food Trucks, and Prizes

AppleJack Craft Show


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall, intersection of Hwys 2 and 75
Description: Largest craft show in town! On the bus route!

Find or Trace your Civil War ancestor!


Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: Learn how to find or trace your Civil War ancestor!
$10

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling


Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: AppleJack Cosmic Bowling Special! Get 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and a medium soda. (Not valid with any other discount or special.)
FREE

Open House & Ribbon Cutting for NCPS Career Academy


Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: NCPS Career Academy, 1406 Central Avenue
Description: Come and check out the new facility and learn more about all the opportunities they have to offer our high school juniors and seniors! Open House from 1-3 with Ribbon Cutting at 1:30 p.m.
FREE

Live Music and Beer Garden


Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Fox Center - 5th & Central Avenue
Description: Acoustic music
FREE

Red Road Herbs Demonstrations


Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Victorian Garden at Wildwood Historic Center
Description: Natural herbal salves & soap demonstrations and sales by Rachael Liester

Pendleton Storewide Savings


Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pendleton, 115 S. 8th Street
Description: Storewide savings - lower level clearance, buy one get one free!

Orchids on Parade


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House
Description: Exotic orchids grown by Wildwood staffer Karen are displayed in the Wildwood House.
FREEWILL DONATION

Ice Cream Social


Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1005 1st Corso
Description: Come to First Presbyterian after the Car Show for ice cream with all the fixings!
FREEWILL DONATION

Live Music from Taking the Hourglass & Friends


Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1005 1st Corso
Description: Nebraska City Youth Collective welcomes Taking the Hourglass & Friends from Omaha to rock out AppleJack

Festival Sponsors

AppleJack Carnival

AppleJack Parade

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show