AppleJack Harvest Festival 2021 - Kickoff Weekend!

September 18th - 19th, 2021

…AND SEPTEMBER 25 & 26 AND OCTOBER 2 & 3!

 

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.

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

Come anytime this autumn for our AppleJack Harvest Festival, kicking off Saturday, September 18, and lasting until the final apple is eaten.

See below for details on what’s happening the entire season long!

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

SEPTEMBER 18 & 19:
AppleJack Fun Run — click here to register
Extreme Bull Riding Tour — find details here
Parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday — WATCH IT LIVE ON FACEBOOK! — download parade registration form here
Water Barrel Fights — download registration form here
Vendor Fair at the Eagles — Text Cari at 402-209-1392 to register
Vendor Fair at Lourdes — Email brooke-chaney@cdolinc.net to register
River City Classic Car Club Car Show — call 402-874-9735 for details
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 25 & 26:
Food, Glorious Food!
It’s the 2nd Annual Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair in Downtown Nebraska City on Saturday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
Have a food truck?  Want to enter?  Information sheet/Registration form on the Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair coming soon.

Sunday, September 26, is the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest!  This is a qualifying event for the 2021 World Food Championships!  The event will be at the Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information sheet/Registration form on the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest coming soon.

Also, watch for our Foodie Passport to learn where to go for the best of all things APPLE.

 

OCTOBER 2 & 3:
Celebrate 150 Years of Arbor Day and the 100th Birthday of the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park!  More details to come…

 

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Want to be a part of the AppleJack Festival as a sponsor? We’d love to have your help!
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Friday, September 17, 2021

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


Time: 7 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.)
Location: Hidden Falls, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals! Food vendors, kids activities, live music after Bull Riding both nights -- see website for detailed times.
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Saturday, September 18, 2021

$35

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 $45)
Website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NE/NebraskaCity/AppleJackFunRunWalk

53rd 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!
Website: Parade Entry Form here

Water Barrel Fights


Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue, in front of the NC Fire Station
Description: An AppleJack favorite! Get a team together and sign up for the Water Barrel Fights! Four people per team - $50 entry fee. All proceeds go to the NC Museum of Firefighting. Space is limited to 16 teams, so enter early. Contact NCTC at 402-873-6654 for information.
Website: Water Barrel Entry Form

Nebraska City Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals


Time: 7 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.)
Location: Hidden Falls, 6124 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals! Food vendors, kids activities, live music after Bull Riding both nights -- see website for detailed times.
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Sunday, September 19, 2021

2021 River City Classics Car Club AppleJack Car Show


Time: 8 a.m. Registration / Judging at Noon / Awards at 3 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue between 11th and 6th Streets
Description: The traditional classic car show featuring dozens of unique cars from ages past! Contact Bob at 402-613-8359 or at bdlechners@gmail.com for more information.
Website: https://nebraskacity.com/member/river-city-classic-car-club/

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Food Truck Street Fair


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Downtown Nebraska City
Description: Location details and registration form coning soon!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Taste of AppleJack "All Things Apple" Contest


Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm
Description: Come and taste dishes made with apples -- from BBQ to baked goods! Buy tickets for tastings: 5 tickets for $10 or 12 tickets for $20. Want to enter? See if your goodie is voted People's Choice or Judge's Favorite! This is a qualifying event for the World Food Championship!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021

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!