AppleJack Festival

September 16th - 18th, 2016

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, for one weekend Nebraska City becomes the Apple Capital of the World.

The AppleJack Festival has also been nominated as one of the top 10 Fall Harvest Festivals in America by the USA Today. Click Here to vote for the AppleJack Festival!

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Keeping Room - Early opening with cinnamon rolls & shopping - Shop. Sip. Dine. Cinnamon rolls, pies, french dip, chicken salad croissant or steak salad.


Time: 8am
Location: 717 Central Avenue

Sew Enchanting - FREE Apple Themed Quilt Pattern!


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Sew Enchanting - 616 1/2 Central Ave
Free

Dinosaurs: Dig & Discover Exhibit - See the dinosaurs. Listen to them roar! Dig for dinosaur bones. Visit the activity tent.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Morton-James Public Library 923 1st Corso

T T M TOYS - Free Mystery Gifts with $50, $75, and $100 Purchase all weekend while supplies last.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: 711 1st Corso

Dinty Moores Lunch Room - Shredded Beef, Frosty Mugs, and Apple Pie Shots!


Time: 11am - 1am
Location: 108 S. 8th Street
$1 Raffle

Nebraska Freedom Farms - More info https://www.facebook.com/nebraskafreedomfarmslincoln


Time: 11am - 7pm
Location: 6611 Ivy Road

Ace Rent to Own & Fareway present AppleJack Kickoff - Food, Games, Activities, Face Painting, Balloons, and Prizes!


Time: 2pm - 6pm
Location: 1728 S 11th St

Hidden JEMS Antique Mall LLC - Outdoor Flea Market. Antiques, collectables, furniture, primitives, jewelry, collectible glassware, and repurposed items.


Time: 4pm - 8pm
Location: Hidden JEMS Antique Mall - Central Ave, between 3rd and 5th Streets

AppleJam Carnival


Time: 5pm - Midnight
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue

AppleJack Food Court


Time: 5pm - close
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
$5

The Heritage Needlework Guild's 32nd Annual Quilt and Needlework Show


Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: Bethel United Church - 2400 Central Ave
FREE

Pheasants Forever - Learn about different kinds of pollinators, their habitats, and the critical roles they play locally.


Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Lewis and Clark Visitor Center

Arbor Day Farm Apple House Market – Free live music from Paul Phillips; wine, beer, food for purchase.


Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Apple House Market
Free

Arbor Day Farm - Paul Phillilps in Concert - Enjoy your favorite radio hits from Paul Phillips; wine, beer, and snacks available for purchase. The Apple House Market is open late for additional shopping. Beat the rush!


Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Apple House Market, 2611 Arbor Avenue

Saturday, September 17, 2016

$6 Adults - $4 Kids

AppleJack Pancake Feed


Time: 7:30am - 10am
Location: Fire Station
$25 if Registered before September 1st

AppleJack Fun Run & Walk - 5 Mile Fun Run & Walk and 1 Mile Kids Run through beautiful Nebraska City. Join FB Page AppleJack Fun Run & Walk #AppleJackRun


Time: 7:30am Registration. Run 8am.
Location: Nebraska City High School Parking Lot (141 Steinhart Road)
$25

AppleJack 5-mile Fun Run


Time: 8am
Location: Steinhart Park

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard - U-pick Apples, Hayrack Rides, Wine Tastings, Children's Activities, Apple Doughnuts, Caramel Apples and so much more!


Time: 8am - 7pm
Location: 5995 G Road

The Keeping Room - Early opening with cinnamon rolls & shopping - Shop. Sip. Dine. Cinnamon rolls, pies, french dip, chicken salad croissant or steak salad.


Time: 8am
Location: 717 Central Avenue

Hidden JEMS Antique Mall LLC - Outdoor Flea Market. Antiques, collectables, furniture, primitives, jewelry, collectible glassware, and repurposed items.


Time: 8am - 5pm
Location: Hidden JEMS Antique Mall - Central Ave, between 3rd and 5th Streets
Free to Visit! U-Pick admission: $2

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard - U-Pick apples, hay rack rides, BBQ, wine tastings, TONS of children's activities! We have it all!


Time: 8am - 7pm
Location: 5995 G Road

Pumpkin Ridge Craft Show - 140+ crafters/artist, live music, homemade food jams and jellys, petting zoo, pony rides, blacksmith.


Time: 8am - 5pm
Location: Pumpkin Ridge Farms - 815 N 60th Road

Fox Center Vendor Fair - Indoor, offering a variety of craft and product booths. Wine Tasting, Apple Baked Goods.


Time: 8am - 6pm
Location: 424 Central Ave.

Dinty Moore's Lunchroom - Open for Breakfast, Beer Garden, Shredded Beef, Ice Cold Mugs of Beer.


Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: 108 S. 8th Street

Pumpkin Ridge Craft Fair


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: 815 North 60th Road - 1.5 Miles North of Kimmel Orchard

Sew Enchanting - FREE Apple Themed Quilt Pattern!


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Sew Enchanting - 616 1/2 Central Ave

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure - U-Pick & Pre-Picked Apples; Cider, Pies, Caramel Apples; Food Trucks; Face Painting; Craft Fair @ Historic Barns (9am-6pm); Wine Tasting; Trolley & Hayrack Rides


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Arbor Day Farm Apple House Market - Apples by the bag and bushel; Apple Cider Slushies; Pies; Arbor Day


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Apple House Market

Job's Daughters Craft and Vendor Fair - Come and shop a wide variety of crafters and vendors. Something for everyone!


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Masonic Hall 1104 Central Ave
FREE

Apple Jack Craft Show - Largest Craft Show in town. The mall will be filled with crafters/vendors from all over the Heartland.


Time: 9am - 8pm
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall - 1001 Highway 2
FREE

Happy Orchard - Fun and educational activities that will help young minds understand the role of pollinators in food production.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: University of Nebraska Kimmel Education & Research Center - 5985 G Road
$5

The Heritage Needlework Guild's 32nd Annual Quilt and Needlework Show


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Bethel United Church - 2400 Central Ave

Finders Keepers Annual Applejack Flea Market - Outside vendors with funky junque-crafts-antiques--face painting- Inside wine tasting & sales--food--sales galore--


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Finders Keepers Annual Applejack Flea Market - 3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2 or Exit 10 on I-29

Heartland Craft Mall - Craft Show


Time: 9am - 8pm
Location: Factory Stores of America - 1001 Hwy 2

T T M TOYS - Free Mystery Gifts with $50, $75, and $100 Purchase all weekend while supplies last.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: 711 1st Corso

Creation & Craft Fair - Jaycees host a craft show as well as locally run concessions in the Middle School gymnasium with all the profits going back into the community.


Time: 9am -5pm
Location: Nebraska City Middle School

Gress Produce - Fresh Produce, Fall Decorations, Apples, Homemade Pies, Jams and Jellies.


Time: 9am - Dark
Location: 1/2 mile North of the North intersection Hwy 75 & Business 75

Dinosaurs: Dig & Discover Exhibit - See the dinosaurs. Listen to them roar! Dig for dinosaur bones. Visit the activity tent.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Morton-James Public Library 923 1st Corso
Free

Used Book Store Sale - All books are a $1.00 a bag. Hurry in while quantities last!


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Morton-James Public Library 923 1st Corso

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park – Model A car display; mansion tours; picnic areas; playground;
FREE

Apple House Market - Shop for apples by the bag and bushel; caramel apples, apple cider, apple pies; sip Arbor Day Farm wines. Your go-to shop for All Things Applejack.


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm
FREE

Arbor Day Farm Craft Show at Historic Barns - Shop 40+ booths of hand-crafted goods from regional artisans; enjoy the rustic setting of Arbor Day Farm's Historic Barns


Time: 9am - 6pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm
$7 adults; $5 youth (age 3-12)

Arbor Day Farm AppleJack Festival - Pick apples in the orchard, climb the 50-foot treehouse, live music, hayrack rides, Discovery Rides, and more!


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

AppleJam Carnival


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

Apple Fest - Live Music, Beer Garden, Apple Beer, Apple Drinks, DJ, Food Vendors


Time: 10am - 7pm
Location: 5th St and Central Ave

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
$1 Raffle

Nebraska Freedom Farms - More info https://www.facebook.com/nebraskafreedomfarmslincoln


Time: 10am - 7pm
Location: 6611 Ivy Road
Free

Dinosaurs on the Loose - Meet a 7 ft. baby T-Rex at the Omaha Children’s Museum program, sponsored by the library.


Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Nebraska City Middle School 909 1st Corso

First Christian Church - AppleJack Lunch - Serving shredded beef sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad, HOMEMADE PIE, drinks. Indoor seating, near parade.


Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: 114 N. 8th
$ 2.50 per tamale

Tamales el Grande! - Saint Benedict Church's delicious chicken or pork tamales ... hot to eat or cold to go!


Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: 906 Central Avenue

Fire House Grill - This is a fundraiser for the Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting. We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips & drinks.


Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: NC Fire Station

First Christian Church - Lunch Stand - Serving shredded beef sandwiches, chips, drinks.


Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: 1018 Central Ave.

First Presbyterian Church - Free Fun for the entire family. Carnival Games, Hot Dogs, Deserts, Beverages.


Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: 1005 First Corso

St. Benedict Catholic Church - TAMALES, FRESH FRUIT FROZEN ICE, PIES - Food stand on parade day. Featuring: Tamales, Fresh Fruit Frozen Ice and Fruit Pies.


Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: Wenzl Hardware
FREE

47th AppleJack Parade


Time: 1pm
Location: Downtown Nebraska City
$4 for 1 item $10 for 3 items

Wildwood Historic Center's Victorian Garden - Antique Appraisal - Professional antique appraiser Tom Bassett will help you find the value of your artifacts.


Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: Wildwood Historic Center's Victorian Garden

Art Gallery Reception: "Upset the Applecart" - Five multi-disciplinary Nebraska artists have been invited to examine the familiar, upset the applecart, and present artworks that look beyond carefully laid plans.


Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts - 801 Third Corso

Huskers vs. Miami Football - Husker game projected on the big screen. Beer Garden, Apple Drinks, Food Vendors, Live Music at half time.


Time: 2:30pm
Location: 5th and Central Tent
$20 Pre-purchased/$25 at the gate

Rockin' The Hills with Secret Weapon, Shoot to Thrill, Achilles Last Band, and the 10 Club.


Time: Gates open at 3pm, show starts 4pm
Location: 6251 G Rd.

The Keeping Room - Music by Them Other Dudes - Dinner Reservations Recommended.


Time: 7pm
Location: 717 CENTRAL AVENUE
FREE

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum - Fall Speaker Series - A History Overview of the American Wind Industry presented by John Hay, UNL Extension Educator.


Time: 7pm
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

Lil Orvs Chainsaw Carving - Come enjoy some chainsaw carving entertainment at Kimmel Orchard by Lil Orvs from Nebraska City.


Time: 8pm - 5pm
Location: Kimmel Orchard

Sunday, September 18, 2016

FREE

River City Classic Car Show


Time: 8am - 4pm
Location: Downtown Nebraska City

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard - U-pick Apples, Hayrack Rides, Wine Tastings, Children's Activities, Apple Doughnuts, Caramel Apples and so much more!


Time: 8am - 7pm
Location: 5995 G Road

The Keeping Room - Early opening with cinnamon rolls & shopping - Shop. Sip. Dine. Cinnamon rolls, pies, french dip, chicken salad croissant or steak salad.


Time: 8am
Location: 717 CENTRAL AVENUE
Free to Visit! U-Pick admission: $2

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard - U-Pick apples, hay rack rides, BBQ, wine tastings, TONS of children's activities! We have it all!


Time: 8am - 7pm
Location: 5995 G Road

Fox Center Vendor Fair - Indoor, offering a variety of craft and product booths. Wine Tasting, Apple Baked Goods.


Time: 8am - 6pm
Location: 424 Central Ave.

Hidden JEMS Antique Mall LLC - Outdoor Flea Market. Antiques, collectables, furniture, primitives, jewelry, collectible glassware, and repurposed items.


Time: 8am - 5pm
Location: Hidden JEMS Antique Mall - Central Ave, between 3rd and 5th Streets

Pumpkin Ridge Craft Fair


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: 815 North 60th Road - 1.5 Miles North of Kimmel Orchard

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure - U-Pick & Pre-Picked Apples; Cider, Pies, Caramel Apples; Food Trucks; Face Painting; Craft Fair @ Historic Barns (9am-6pm); Wine Tasting; Trolley & Hayrack Rides


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Arbor Day Farm Apple House Market


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Apple House Market

Job's Daughters Craft and Vendor Fair - Come and shop a wide variety of crafters and vendors. Something for everyone!


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Masonic Hall 1104 Central Ave

Sew Enchanting - FREE Apple Themed Quilt Pattern!


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Sew Enchanting - 616 1/2 Central Ave

Pumpkin Ridge Craft Show - 140+ crafters/artist, live music, homemade food jams and jellys, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkins.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Pumpkin Ridge Farms - 815 N 60th Road

TTM TOYS - Free Mystery Gifts with $50, $75, and $100 Purchase all weekend while supplies last.


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: 711 1st Corso
FREE

Apple House Market - Shop for apples by the bag and bushel; caramel apples, apple cider, apple pies; sip Arbor Day Farm wines. Your go-to shop for All Things Applejack.


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm

Finders Keepers Annual Applejack Flea Market - Outside vendors with funky junque-crafts-antiques--face painting- Inside wine tasting & sales--food--sales galore--


Time: 9am - 5pm each day
Location: Finders Keepers Annual Applejack Flea Market - 3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2 or Exit 10 on I-29
FREE

Arbor Day Farm Craft Show at Historic Barns - Shop 40+ booths of hand-crafted goods from regional artisans; enjoy the rustic setting of Arbor Day Farm's Historic Barns


Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm
$7 adults; $5 youth (age 3-12)

Arbor Day Farm AppleJack Festival - Pick apples in the orchard, climb the 50-foot treehouse, live music, hayrack rides, Discovery Rides, and more!


Time: 9am - 7pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Gress Produce - Fresh Produce, Fall Decorations, Apples, Homemade Pies, Jams and Jellies.


Time: 9am - 6pm
Location: 1/2 mile North of the North intersection Hwy 75 & Business 75

AppleJam Carnival


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

Happy Orchard - Fun and educational activities that will help young minds understand the role of pollinators in food production.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: University of Nebraska Kimmel Education & Research Center - 5985 G Road

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

Apple Fest - Live Music, Beer Garden, Apple Beer, Apple Drinks, DJ, Food Vendors


Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: 5th St and Central Ave
$5

The Heritage Needlework Guild's 32nd Annual Quilt and Needlework Show


Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Bethel United Church - 2400 Central Ave

Creation & Craft Fair - Jaycees host a craft show as well as locally run concessions in the Middle School gymnasium with all the profits going back into the community.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Nebraska City Middle School
$1 Raffle

Nebraska Freedom Farms - More info https://www.facebook.com/nebraskafreedomfarmslincoln


Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: 6611 Ivy Road

Dinty Moore's Lunchroom - Beer Garden, Shredded Beef, Ice Cold Mugs of Beer.


Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: 108 S. 8th Street
FREE

Apple Jack Craft Show - Largest Craft Show in town. The mall will be filled with crafters/vendors from all over the Heartland.


Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall - 1001 Highway 2

Heartland Craft Mall - Craft Show


Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Factory Stores of America - 1001 Hwy 2

First Christian Church - Lunch Stand - Serving shredded beef sandwiches, chips, drinks.


Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: 1018 Central Ave.

THE KEEPING ROOM - TAMMY PARTSCH BOOK SIGNING, IMAGES OF AMERICA: NEBRASKA CITY


Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: 717 CENTRAL AVENUE
Adults $3, Children $1

Wildwood House - Lighting the Past - As you take a tour of Wildwood House to find out the way we used to live you will also see a large number of lamps showing how we had to light our homes.


Time: 1pm -5pm
Location: Wildwood House

Saturday, September 24, 2016

$15 in advance/$20 at the gate

AppleJack Extreme Bullriding


Time: 8pm
Location: Red Fox Run
Website: More Information.

Festival Sponsors

To be on the official schedule of events for AppleJack 2015 please submit an entry form by clicking the heading above and following the instructions on the form.

Apply now to be a part of the AppleJack 2015 Parade. Submit an entry form by clicking the heading above and following the instructions on the form.

Apply now to be a part of the 2015 Applejack Car Show. Download an entry form by clicking the heading above and following the instructions on the form.

2015 CRAFT SHOW CONTACTS

Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns: Jessica Ebers/402-873-8757
Pumpkin Ridge: Pat Raymold/402-873-9238
Finders Keepers Antique Mall: Alicia Chrastil/712-382-1242
Fox Center: 424 Central Avenue - Crystal Bennett (clfox@hotmail.com) - 402-209-2726
Jaycee's - Nebraska City Middle School: Cari Godsey/402-209-1392
Heartland Craft Mall: Bill and Jeanette Shirley/402-873-3075
Woodman of the World Family Fun Day Event: Evelyn Alonso/402-980-4130

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