AppleJack Festival

September 21st - 23rd, 2018

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!

2018 is an APPLEJACK FLASHBACK!  We still have all the fun you’ve gotten used to over the years — the awesome parade filled with marching bands, the orchards overflowing with cider and pie, more craft fairs than you can shake a carved walking stick at — but this year, we’re bringing back the crazy event you remember from your childhood:
Water Barrel Fights?  You bet!
Apple Pie Baking Contest?  Yep!
Apple Peeling Contest?  Sharpen that knife!
Go-cart races?  We think it’s gonna happen, folks!
This is an AppleJack you don’t want to miss!

Click below to download the appropriate forms:
2018 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS/SIZES
2018 SPONSORSHIP FORM
2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM
2018 PARADE ENTRY FORM
2018 PARADE ENTRY FORM — BANDS ONLY

2018 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
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   
Downtown Flea Market: Janice Moyer at 402-429-0979
Hidden Falls Camp:  Laura Ehlers or Brenda Rogman  at 402-873-4220

Friday, September 21, 2018

AppleJack Festival at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 5995 G Road
Description: Kimmel Orchard: A Destination! Family friendly Event - face painting, bbq, u-pick fruit, wine tasting...and check out our new Pollinator Playground!
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/

The Keeping Room


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 717 Central Avenue
Description: Apple Sangria & Souvenir Wine Glass -- Shop. Sip. Dine.
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Civil War Veterans Museum


Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: 910 1st Corso
Description: Featuring a full-size replica of the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War Confederate submarine! It will be on display on 1st Corso in front of the museum all weekend long - during the Civil War, the Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in the world!

35th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


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

Nebraska City Flea Market


Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Downtown outdoor flea market with primitive antiques & collectibles, plus vintage & new.

AppleJam Carnival


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

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling


Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Fun for the whole family!
Website: https://arborlanesbowling.com/

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


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
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Saturday, September 22, 2018

$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=18265NE

AppleJack Pancake Feed


Location: Nebraska City Fire Station, 1409 Central Avenue
Description: Pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes!

AppleJack Festival at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 5995 G Road
Description: Kimmel Orchard: A Destination! Family friendly Event - face painting, bbq, u-pick fruit, wine tasting...and check out our new Pollinator Playground!
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Location: Tree Adventure, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Hayrack rides, U-Pick apples, craft show, caramel apples, live music, wine tastings, Discovery Ride...and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/attractions/tree-adventure.cfm

Wostrel Family's Union Orchard


Location: 2405 Hwy 75, Union -- just north of Nebraska City
Description: Activities for all: corn maze, music, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, straw maze, sandbox, wine tasting...plus all the regular orchard treats!
Website: http://www.unionorchard.com/

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


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

iGrow Nebraska at the KERC


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education & Research Center, 5985 G Road (Kimmel Orchard grounds)
Description: iGrow Nebraska - Nebraska Extension...delivering free family learning fun with impact to Nebraska!
Website: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/kimmel/
Free Admission - Lots of Free Parking!

Finders Keepers Antique Mall Annual AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 3 miles east on Hwy 2 -- Exit 10 off I-29
Description: Come for funky junk, food, wine tasting, antiques, collectibles, sales inside & outside, and lots of fun!
Website: https://finderskeepersmall.com/
$5 Adults / $2 Children

Bits of History at Wildwood Historic Center


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: J. Sterling Morton Questers #1021 presents 'Bits of History' seen throughout Wildwood House tour
Website: http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

The Keeping Room


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 717 Central Avenue
Description: Apple Sangria & Souvenir Wine Glass -- Shop. Sip. Dine.
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Civil War Veterans Museum


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 910 1st Corso
Description: Featuring a full-size replica of the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War Confederate submarine! It will be on display on 1st Corso in front of the museum all weekend long - during the Civil War, the Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in the world! (Submarine is scheduled to be in the AppleJack Parade and will not be on display between noon and 3 p.m.)

35th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


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

Craft Show


Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso

Nebraska City Flea Market


Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Downtown outdoor flea market with primitive antiques & collectibles, plus vintage & new.

AppleJack Craft & Vendor Fair


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

Nebraska City Jaycees Craft Fair


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

Firehouse Grill


Location: Nebraska City Fire Station, 1409 Central Avenue
Description: Burgers and brats for lunch

AppleJack Lunch


Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: First Christian Church, 114 N. 8th Street
Description: Serving shredded beef sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, homemade pie, inside seating, close to parade

Tamales For Sale


Time: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1018 Central Avenue
Description: Shredded beef sandwiches, chips, pop

Food Courts


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

AppleJam Carnival


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

50th 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: 1 to 4 p.m.
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: TBD
Description: Details Coming Soon!
FREE

Kregel Windmille Fall Speaker Series


Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum
Description: Darrel Draper presents a Living History portrayal of Daniel Freeman: America's First Homesteader
Website: https://www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org/

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling


Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Fun for the whole family!
Website: https://arborlanesbowling.com/

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


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
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Sunday, September 23, 2018

FREE

Open Worship Service


Time: 8 to 9 a.m.
Location: Calvary Community Church
Description: A worship service celebrating the historic role of Jesus Christ in the churches of Nebraska City
Website: https://www.calvarycommunityonline.com/

2018 River City Classics Car Club AppleJack Car Show


Location: Central Avenue between 11th and 6th Streets
Description: The traditional classic car show featuring dozens of unique cars from ages past!

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Location: Tree Adventure, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: Hayrack rides, U-Pick apples, craft show, caramel apples, live music, wine tastings, Discovery Ride...and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/attractions/tree-adventure.cfm

Wostrel Family's Union Orchard


Location: 2405 Hwy 75, Union -- just north of Nebraska City
Description: Activities for all: corn maze, music, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, straw maze, sandbox, wine tasting...plus all the regular orchard treats!
Website: http://www.unionorchard.com/

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: 9 a.m. to ???
Location: 815 North 60th Road
Description: 140+ crafters/artists, live music, homemade food, jams/jellies, petting zoo, pony rides, fresh fruits and veggies
FREE

iGrow Nebraska at the KERC


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Kimmel Education & Research Center, 5985 G Road (Kimmel Orchard grounds)
Description: iGrow Nebraska - Nebraska Extension...delivering free family learning fun with impact to Nebraska!
Website: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/kimmel/
Free Admission - Lots of Free Parking!

Finders Keepers Antique Mall Annual AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 3 miles east on Hwy 2 -- Exit 10 off I-29
Description: Come for funky junk, food, wine tasting, antiques, collectibles, sales inside & outside, and lots of fun!
Website: https://finderskeepersmall.com/

AppleJack Festival at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 5995 G Road
Description: Kimmel Orchard: A Destination! Family friendly Event - face painting, bbq, u-pick fruit, wine tasting...and check out our new Pollinator Playground!
Website: https://kimmelorchard.org/

Putting Money Where It Matters


Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: H&R Block, 817 Central
Description: Raising funds for Girl Scout Troop #28200 -- selling hot dog/hamburger meals

The Keeping Room


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 717 Central Avenue
Description: Apple Sangria & Souvenir Wine Glass -- Shop. Sip. Dine.
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Civil War Veterans Museum


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 910 1st Corso
Description: Featuring a full-size replica of the H.L. Hunley, a Civil War Confederate submarine! It will be on display on 1st Corso in front of the museum all weekend long - during the Civil War, the Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in the world!

35th Annual Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


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

Create & Take


Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Make a small clay pot and take it home!
Website: http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/
$5 Adults / $2 Children

Bits of History at Wildwood Historic Center


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: J. Sterling Morton Questers #1021 presents 'Bits of History' seen throughout Wildwood House tour
Website: http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Craft Show


Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso

Nebraska City Flea Market


Location: 5th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Downtown outdoor flea market with primitive antiques & collectibles, plus vintage & new.

AppleJack Craft & Vendor Fair


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

Nebraska City Jaycees Craft Fair


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

Food Courts


Location: Downtown - two locations
Description: Hot Dogs, BBQ, Funnel Cakes, 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