AppleJack Festival 2023

September 15th - 24th, 2023

SEPTEMBER 15, 16, & 17 — THE TRADITIONAL WEEKEND!

…AND SEPTEMBER 23 & 24 — ALL ABOUT APPLES!

 

Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad…pretty much anything you can imagine made from apples is available at the AppleJack Festival.

Nebraska City’s historic AppleJack Festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to Nebraska City to celebrate the apple harvest. We are spreading the celebration out over two weekends during the harvest season, not just on one three-day stretch.

We invite you to come anytime this autumn for our 55th AppleJack Festival! It kicks off Friday, September 15, and lasts until the final apple is eaten.

See below for details on what’s happening in 2023!

AppleJack Festival has been named as one of the top 10 Fall Harvest Festivals in America by the USA Today!

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Be a sponsor! Download a sponsorship form HERE.

Planning something fun? Download a Schedule of Events form HERE.

 

SEPTEMBER 15 – 17:
AppleJack Fun Run — registration information TBA
Extreme Bull Riding Tourfind details here
Parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday — WATCH IT LIVE ON FACEBOOK! — download parade registration form here
Parade Registration Form for MARCHING BANDS ONLY
Water Barrel Fightsdownload registration form here
Downtown Flea Market — Call Janice at 402-429-0979 to register
Food Trucks for Food Courts — Call Katie at 402-873-5515 to register
Vendor Fair
¬†at the Eagles — Text Cari at 402-209-1392 to register
Makin’ Memories Vendor Fair at Pumpkin Ridge — Call Don at 402-873-9238 to register
River City Classic Car Club Car Show — details coming soon!
Don’t forget to visit the orchards
Nebraska City Museums
Make a weekend out of it and book an overnight stay!
Hungry?
Need to do some shopping?

SEPTEMBER 23 & 24:
Sweet Pickins Vendor Fair at Lourdes — Email Brooke-Chaney@cdolinc.net to register

Food, Glorious Food!

 

Sunday, September 24, is the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest! The event will be at the Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Download the Rules sheet/Registration form for the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest.

 

The Taste of Nebraska City AppleJack Progressive Dinner is back! Sunday, September 24, starting at 4 p.m. our limited-capacity dinner group will travel around Nebraska City for appetizers, a meal, and dessert… plus entertainment! Details and ticket information coming soon!

 

BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM 2022 — KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR UPDATED 2023 EVENTS!

 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Breakfast & Bloody Marys


Time: 8 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Enjoy breakfast...with a Bloody Mary and/or other cocktails!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
FREE

AppleJack Used Book Event


Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Browse our used book area. For a freewill donation, take home all your favorites!
Website: https://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/

Apple Sangria in a Souvenir Glass


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Take a little piece of Nebraska City home with you! Get an Apple Sangria and other cocktails served in a souvenir glass!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Gress Produce


Time: Look for the Open Sign!
Location: 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, other seasonal produce, flowers, fall decor, jams, jellies, popcorn... stock up on all your fall favorites!
FREE

Artist Meet & Greet at Self Expressions


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 819 Central
Description: Stop by your favorite Nebraska City art gallery during AppleJack and meet some artists! Refreshments include a special bootleg AppleJack Rabbit drink! Free gift with purchase.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery

AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 2 to 7 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets
Description: Outdoor flea market -- with antiques, collectables, and crafts, plus new and repurposed items
$5.00 suggested donation

Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Bethel Church, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Showing 200+ textile art items from local and area creators!
Website: Click here for detailed information
Wristbands Available for $25

River City Carnival


Time: 5 to 11 p.m.
Location: 6th Street & Central Avenue
Description: Rides, rides, and more rides! Plus your favorite midway games!
$20 at gate / $15 before Sept 1 / Kids under 9 free with paid adult

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour


Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hidden Falls Cabins & RV Park Arena, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: The most awarded, largest & longest running Bull Riding Tour in the Midwest! Gates open at 5 p.m. - evening events include a beer garden (open until 1 a.m.), mutton bustin', and live music by Luke Mills...in addition to the best bull riding you've seen all year! Seating is limited, so get here early!
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Saturday, September 16, 2023

APPLEJACK PANCAKE FEED


Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Fire Station, 1409 Central
Description: IT'S THE PANCAKE MAN - an AppleJack tradition! Pancakes, sausage, and apple cider - Proceeds benefit community events.
$35 by August 31 // $45 starting September 1

AppleJack Fun Run/Walk


Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Steinhart Park
Description: The Annual AppleJack Fun Run/Walk through beautiful Nebraska City! Proceeds from this event go back into the community. There is also a one-mile kids run! Sign up open soon!

Breakfast & Bloody Marys


Time: 8 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Enjoy breakfast...with a Bloody Mary and/or other cocktails!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets
Description: Outdoor flea market -- with antiques, collectables, and crafts, plus new and repurposed items
U-Pick admission starts at $5 per person

AppleJack at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: Celebrate AppleJack at one of Nebraska's leading destinations! Make memories with us and enjoy homemade apple donuts, fresh cider, wine tastings, pre-picked & u-pick apples, a vendor fair, hayrack rides, and adventures on the Pollinator Playground.
Website: https://www.kimmelorchard.org/

AppleJack at Union Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Union Orchard, 2405 Hwy 75, just north of Nebraska City
Description: Celebrating our harvest of u-pick and prepicked apples! We have bushels of varieties and pecks of activities during AppleJack - don't forget to visit us in downtown Nebraska City at the Central Apple Market! Breakfast and lunch on the grill at the orchard and boxed lunches available at Central Apple Market downtown.
Website: https://www.unionorchard.com/
General admission to Farm is free; attraction and activity prices vary.

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-Pick and pre-picked apples, Treetop Village, wine & hard cider, caramel apples, apple donuts, fresh cider, antique apple tasting, food trucks, Arbor Lodge mansion, and more! Check out the 'Love, the Locals' Makers Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ($5 admission).
Website: Visit our website for details on all activities and price information.
FREE

Art Show at Union Orchard


Location: Union Orchard Pavilion, 2405 S. Hwy 75, Union
Description: Artists from around the state will be showcasing their talents using various mediums in our 2022 AppleJack Art Show at Union Orchard! Come enjoy the show the shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.
Website: https://www.unionorchard.com/
$5.00 suggested donation

Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Bethel Church, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Showing 200+ textile art items from local and area creators!
Website: Click here for detailed information

Gress Produce


Time: Look for the Open Sign!
Location: 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, other seasonal produce, flowers, fall decor, jams, jellies, popcorn... stock up on all your fall favorites!
FREE

AppleJack Used Book Event


Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Browse our used book area. For a freewill donation, take home all your favorites!
Website: https://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/

Apple Sangria in a Souvenir Glass


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Take a little piece of Nebraska City home with you! Get an Apple Sangria and other cocktails served in a souvenir glass!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 815 N. 60th Road
Description: Crafters, vendors, food trucks, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, and more!

Craft Show at the Eagles Club


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Handmade crafts and vendors inside the air-conditioned Eagles Club on the main floor - lots of options!
FREE

Apple Tree Paper Craft at the Library


Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: All ages and families are welcome to stop by the Library to make a handprint paper apple tree craft - it's free and no registration required!
Website: https://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/
FREE

Paint an Apple Magnet


Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Splinters & Smudges, 814 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in at Splinters & Smudges and paint your own AppleJack memento! It's yours to take home!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SplintersandSmudges/
FREE

Paint Your Own Apple Portrait in Watercolor


Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Splinters & Smudges, 814 Central Avenue
Description: In this free 15-minute activity, you'll be directed on how to paint an apple using watercolor. It's yours to take home when dry!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SplintersandSmudges/
$25

Decoupage Pumpkins at Grimm's Gardens


Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Grimm's Gardens, 1401 S. 11th Street
Description: Your friends at Grimm's Gardens have come up with a fresh fall decorating idea! In a great transition from summer to fall, we will help you decoupage a pumpkin with flowers that we have pressed throughout the season. Join in the fun!
Website: https://www.grimmsgardens.com/nebraska-city/

Bethel Women's Fellowship Food Stand


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 810 Central
Description: Selling hot dogs, nachos, snacks, pop, and water! Stop by for lunch or a snack!
Free outdoor demos; admission rates apply for museum

19th Annual Lewis & Clark Reunion


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: MRB Lewis & Clark Center, 100 Valmont Drive
Description: Living History re-enactors are on duty at the Lewis & Clark Center, with activities for adults and kids. See the new keelboat replica and view a wildlife photography exhibit. We are just west of the Missouri River Bridge on Hwy 2.
Website: https://lewisandclarkvisitorcenter.org/
$5 Adults / $2 Child for House Tours

Let Us Entertain You at Wildwood!


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House & Barns, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Join us at Wildwood for music in the parlor and poetry readings in the dining room. Upstairs we will be reading children's books. The classroom will have silent movies and popcorn. As always, the Art Barn will be open for shopping!
Website: https://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Little Ted's AppleJack Beer Garden


Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Outside Little Ted's Pub & Grill, 416 Central Avenue
Description: We're having an outdoor beer garden at the downtown flea market during the first weekend of AppleJack! Join us for the Husker game on Saturday!
Website: https://littletedspubandgrillne.com/

Fire House Grille


Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Fire Station, 1409 Central Ave.
Description: Fundraiser for the Fire Museum. Serving Brisket sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda and Water.
FREE

Artist Meet & Greet at Self Expressions


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 819 Central
Description: Stop by your favorite Nebraska City art gallery during AppleJack and meet some artists! Refreshments include a special bootleg AppleJack Rabbit drink! Free gift with purchase.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery
$40 for all amenities or $15 for individuals

Camp Catron Adventures


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Camp Catron, 609 N. 60th Road
Description: Come out to Camp Catron, just north of Nebraska City, for adventures on the climbing wall, dual racing zipline, quick flight, and the obstacle course. Bring your friends and family!
Website: Click here for details!
Wristbands Available for $25

River City Carnival


Time: Noon to 11 p.m.
Location: 6th Street & Central Avenue
Description: Rides, rides, and more rides! Plus your favorite midway games!
$10/person

Cosmic Bowling


Time: Noon to 11 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Cosmic bowling all day! $10 per person for two hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and small soda.
Website: https://arborlanesbowling.com/

55TH ANNUAL APPLEJACK PARADE


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue from 16th Street to 6th Street, 6th Street south to 1st Corso*
Description: Enjoy the area's best All-American parade, complete with a marching band competition, floats, and more! **NOTE: All entries in the parade will turn right (south) onto 6th Street and travel to 1st Corso. Bands will continue on 6th Street and wait for the Awards Ceremony between 1st Corso and 4th Corso. All other parade entries will turn right again (west) onto 1st Corso and exit and parade route.
Website: Parade Sign Up Form
$40 per team

Bags Tournament at Dinty's Moore's


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Dinty Moore's Bar, 108 S. 8th Street
Description: Join us for our "Jeepin for Zayne" Bags Tournament! Registration starts at noon. Payouts to 1st and 2nd - plus a raffle drawing! Our famous shredded beef sandwiches will be available.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/DintyMooresBar

WATER BARREL FIGHTS


Time: 3:30 p.m. (ish - after the parade)
Location: Central Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets
Description: An AppleJack favorite! Get a team together: four people per team - $50 entry fee for adults / $40 team fee for youth ages 10-15. Proceeds benefit the NC Museum of Firefighting. Or, make plans to stick around after the parade and watch!
Website: Water Barrel Entry Form
$20 at gate / $15 before Sept 1 / Kids under 9 free with paid adult

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour


Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hidden Falls Cabins & RV Park Arena, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: The most awarded, largest & longest running Bull Riding Tour in the Midwest! Gates open at 5 p.m. - evening events include a beer garden (open until 1 a.m.), mutton bustin', and live music by Luke Mills...in addition to the best bull riding you've seen all year! Seating is limited, so get here early!
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Sunday, September 17, 2023

$6 for adults (ages 12 and up) // $3 for kids (ages 4-11) // Fly-Ins and their passengers eat FREE!

Fly-In Pancake Feed


Time: 7 a.m. to Noon
Location: Nebraska City Municipal Airport, 972 S. 64th Road, four miles south of Nebraska City on Hwy 75
Description: Hosted by Blue Line Aviation! Come out to the airport for breakfast and watch the planes come in! Freewill donations will also be accepted. Proceeds from the event will go towards future airport projects.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/BlueLineAviationLLC

River City Classics Car Club AppleJack Car Show


Time: 8 a.m. registration / Noon Judging / 3 p.m. Awards
Location: Central Avenue between 11th Street and 6th Street
Description: The traditional classic car show featuring dozens of unique cars from ages past! You don't want to miss it!
Website: Click here for the flyer!

Breakfast & Bloody Marys


Time: 8 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Enjoy breakfast...with a Bloody Mary and/or other cocktails!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

AppleJack Flea Market


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets
Description: Outdoor flea market -- with antiques, collectables, and crafts, plus new and repurposed items
U-Pick admission starts at $5 per person

AppleJack at Kimmel Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: Celebrate AppleJack at one of Nebraska's leading destinations! Make memories with us and enjoy homemade apple donuts, fresh cider, wine tastings, pre-picked & u-pick apples, a vendor fair, hayrack rides, and adventures on the Pollinator Playground.
Website: https://www.kimmelorchard.org/

AppleJack at Union Orchard


Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Union Orchard, 2405 Hwy 75, just north of Nebraska City
Description: Celebrating our harvest of u-pick and prepicked apples! We have bushels of varieties and pecks of activities during AppleJack - don't forget to visit us in downtown Nebraska City at the Central Apple Market! Breakfast and lunch on the grill at the orchard and boxed lunches available at Central Apple Market downtown.
Website: https://www.unionorchard.com/

Brunch, Babes, & Cars


Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: CRUSH Boutique, 902 Central
Description: Join CRUSH for Brunch, Babes, & Cars! We'll have apple cider mimosas, breakfast treats, &, of course, shopping...all while the car show is going on outside our doors. Free popcorn for all shoppers while supplies last.
Website: Check out our Facebook event page!

Craft Show at the Eagles Club


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Handmade crafts and vendors inside the air-conditioned Eagles Club on the main floor - lots of options!

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 815 N. 60th Road
Description: Crafters, vendors, food trucks, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, and more!

Gress Produce


Time: Look for the Open Sign!
Location: 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, other seasonal produce, flowers, fall decor, jams, jellies, popcorn... stock up on all your fall favorites!

Apple Sangria in a Souvenir Glass


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Take a little piece of Nebraska City home with you! Get an Apple Sangria and other cocktails served in a souvenir glass!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
General admission to Farm is free; attraction and activity prices vary.

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-Pick and pre-picked apples, Treetop Village, wine & hard cider, caramel apples, apple donuts, fresh cider, antique apple tasting, food trucks, Arbor Lodge mansion, and more! Check out the 'Love, the Locals' Makers Market Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 admission).
Website: Visit our website for details on all activities and price information.
FREE

Art Show at Union Orchard


Location: Union Orchard Pavilion, 2405 S. Hwy 75, Union
Description: Artists from around the state will be showcasing their talents using various mediums in our 2022 AppleJack Art Show at Union Orchard! Come enjoy the show the shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.
Website: https://www.unionorchard.com/
Free outdoor demos; admission rates apply for museum

19th Annual Lewis & Clark Reunion


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: MRB Lewis & Clark Center, 100 Valmont Drive
Description: Living History re-enactors are on duty at the Lewis & Clark Center, with activities for adults and kids. See the new keelboat replica and view a wildlife photography exhibit. We are just west of the Missouri River Bridge on Hwy 2.
Website: https://lewisandclarkvisitorcenter.org/
$5.00 suggested donation

Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt & Needlework Show


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Bethel Church, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Showing 200+ textile art items from local and area creators!
Website: Click here for detailed information
$40 for all amenities or $15 for individuals

Camp Catron Adventures


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Camp Catron, 609 N. 60th Road
Description: Come out to Camp Catron, just north of Nebraska City, for adventures on the climbing wall, dual racing zipline, quick flight, and the obstacle course. Bring your friends and family!
Website: Click here for details!

Little Ted's AppleJack Beer Garden


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Outside Little Ted's Pub & Grill, 416 Central Avenue
Description: We're having an outdoor beer garden at the downtown flea market during the first weekend of AppleJack! Join us for the Husker game on Saturday!
Website: https://littletedspubandgrillne.com/
FREE

Artist Meet & Greet at Self Expressions


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 819 Central
Description: Stop by your favorite Nebraska City art gallery during AppleJack and meet some artists! Refreshments include a special bootleg AppleJack Rabbit drink! Free gift with purchase.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery
Wristbands Available for $25

River City Carnival


Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: 6th Street & Central Avenue
Description: Rides, rides, and more rides! Plus your favorite midway games!
$10/person

Cosmic Bowling


Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lanes Bowling Alley, 2023 Industrial Road
Description: Cosmic bowling all day! $10 per person for two hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and small soda.
Website: https://arborlanesbowling.com/
$40 per team

Best Cornhole Tournament of the AppleJack Festival


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Dinty Moore's Bar, 108 S. 8th Street
Description: Be a part of the Best Cornhole Tournament of the AppleJack Festival! Dinty Moore's is raising money for the NCHS Girls Softball Team with a cornhole tournament. The competition is hot so get practicing! Registration is at 12 noon. The fun starts at 1 p.m. Join the competition or just watch and enjoy a cold one and a shredded beef sandwich.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/DintyMooresBar
$5 Adults / $2 Child for House Tours

Let Us Entertain You at Wildwood!


Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center House & Barns, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Join us at Wildwood for music in the parlor and poetry readings in the dining room. Upstairs we will be reading children's books. The classroom will have silent movies and popcorn. As always, the Art Barn will be open for shopping!
Website: https://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Breakfast & Bloody Marys


Time: 8 a.m.
Location: TThe Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenuehe Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Enjoy breakfast...with a Bloody Mary and/or other cocktails!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
General Admission to Farm is free; attraction and activity prices vary.

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-pick and pre-picked apples, Treetop Village, wine & hard cider, caramel apples, apple donuts, fresh cider, antique apple tasting, food trucks, Porter's BBQ, and more! Check out Living History at Arbor Lodge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: Visit our website for time and price details.
FREE

AppleJack Used Book Event


Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Browse our used book area. For a freewill donation, take home all your favorites!
Website: https://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/

Sweet Pickins AppleJack Craft, Vendor, & Maker Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School, 412 2nd Avenue
Description: Located in downtown Nebraska City, we have over 50 crafters, artists, and vendors inside and out! Plus, food trucks and plenty of parking! Email brooke-chaney@cdolinc.net to sign up!

Apple Sangria in a Souvenir Glass


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Take a little piece of Nebraska City home with you! Get an Apple Sangria and other cocktails served in a souvenir glass!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
U-Pick admission starts at $5 per person

Visit Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: Enjoy delicious treats, shopping, and wine tastings in the Apple Barn, make memories on hayrack rides into the orchard for U-Pick, or have adventures on the Pollinator Playground!
Website: https://www.kimmelorchard.org/

Gress Produce


Time: Look for the Open Sign!
Location: 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, other seasonal produce, flowers, fall decor, jams, jellies, popcorn... stock up on all your fall favorites!
FREE

Paint an Apple Magnet


Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Splinters & Smudges, 814 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in at Splinters & Smudges and paint your own AppleJack memento! It's yours to take home!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SplintersandSmudges/
$9 adults; $7 kids 3-12; Free for kids under 2

Living History at Arbor Lodge


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge Mansion, 2600 Arbor Avenue
Description: Join us for the Annual Table Creek Rendezvous on the grounds of Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Demonstrations include blacksmithing, seed beadwork, Dutch oven cooking, fire building, and more. Activities on grounds are free; cost is for mansion admission.
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/
$15/meal (pre-orders required)

13th Annual Ulbrick's Dinner


Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Parking Lot of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 411 5th Rue
Description: Take home a meal (or several) of classics from a longtime and favorite Nebraska City restaurant - Ulbrick's! Meal includes: chicken breast & dark meat, mashed potatoes & gravy, creamed corn, creamed cabbage, frog eye salad, and a slice of pie. MUST PRE-ORDER by calling 402-269-0911 or visiting website.
Website: https://www.stbens.org/

FOOD TRUCK STREET FAIR


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: Fill your tummy at the 3rd Annual Food Truck Street Fair downtown!
Website: Vendors: Want to participate? See above for a link to details and click here for a registration form!
FREE

Artist Meet & Greet at Self Expressions


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 819 Central
Description: Stop by your favorite Nebraska City art gallery during AppleJack and meet some artists! Refreshments include a special bootleg AppleJack Rabbit drink! Free gift with purchase.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery
Free will donation for band

All Things Music, Food, and Apples


Time: 6 to 11 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: It's the "Shadow Ridge Band" at the Eagles Club in downtown Nebraska City! They'll be outside in a beer garden -- we'll be serving smoked half chicken & ribs with sides for $15 from 6-9.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Breakfast & Bloody Marys


Time: 8 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Enjoy breakfast...with a Bloody Mary and/or other cocktails!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Apple Sangria in a Souvenir Glass


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room Cafe, 715 Central Avenue
Description: Take a little piece of Nebraska City home with you! Get an Apple Sangria and other cocktails served in a souvenir glass!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Gress Produce


Time: Look for the Open Sign!
Location: 1/2 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 75 and Business 75
Description: Apples, pumpkins, other seasonal produce, flowers, fall decor, jams, jellies, popcorn... stock up on all your fall favorites!
$9 adults; $7 kids 3-12; Free for kids under 2

Living History at Arbor Lodge


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge Mansion, 2600 Arbor Avenue
Description: Join us for the Annual Table Creek Rendezvous on the grounds of Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Demonstrations include blacksmithing, seed beadwork, Dutch oven cooking, fire building, and more. Activities on grounds are free; cost is for mansion admission.
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/
General Admission to Farm is free; attraction and activity prices vary.

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-pick and pre-picked apples, Treetop Village, wine & hard cider, caramel apples, apple donuts, fresh cider, antique apple tasting, food trucks, Porter's BBQ, and more! Check out Living History at Arbor Lodge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/
FREE

Outdoor Worship Service


Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm
Description: The First United Methodist Church of Nebraska City invites you to attend an outdoor worship service at the Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm - all denominations welcome! Bring a lawn chair or blanket!
Website: Click here for a flyer!

TASTE OF APPLEJACK "ALL THINGS APPLE" RECIPE CONTEST


Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm
Description: Come and taste dishes made with apples - from BBQ to baked goods? Who knows what our mix of amateur and professional chefs will create this year!
Website: Calling all bakers, chefs, or even those who just like messing around in the kitchen! Want to try your luck in the Taste of AppleJack? Scroll back up to find a link to an information page about the contest and then click here to download a registration form.

Sweet Pickins AppleJack Craft, Vendor, & Maker Market


Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School, 412 2nd Avenue
Description: Located in downtown Nebraska City, we have over 50 crafters, artists, and vendors inside and out! Plus, food trucks and plenty of parking! Email brooke-chaney@cdolinc.net to sign up!
FREE

Artist Meet & Greet at Self Expressions


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 819 Central
Description: Stop by your favorite Nebraska City art gallery during AppleJack and meet some artists! Refreshments include a special bootleg AppleJack Rabbit drink! Free gift with purchase.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/selfexpressionsgallery
U-Pick admission starts at $5 per person

Visit Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard


Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: Enjoy delicious treats, shopping, and wine tastings in the Apple Barn, make memories on hayrack rides into the orchard for U-Pick, or have adventures on the Pollinator Playground!
Website: https://www.kimmelorchard.org/
$80 a ticket

TASTE OF NEBRASKA CITY APPLEJACK PROGRESSIVE DINNER


Time: 4 p.m.
Location: City Tap House, The Keeping Room, & Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast
Description: It's a Taste of Nebraska City with an AppleJack twist! Join us for a night of delicious food at a few of our favorite eateries -- details coming soon!

Festival Sponsors

Historic Morton Orchard

AppleJack Fun Run

Apples ready to go!

River City Classic Car Club Car Show

AppleJack River City Classic Car Show

Water Barrel Fights

Yum!