AppleJack Festival 2022 - Continued!

September 24th - 25th, 2022

SEPTEMBER 16, 17, & 18 — THE TRADITIONAL WEEKEND!

…AND SEPTEMBER 24 & 25 — 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 AppleJack Festival! It kicks off Friday, September 16, and lasts until the final apple is eaten.

See below for details on what’s happening!

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

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SEPTEMBER 16 – 18:
AppleJack Fun Runregistration link here!
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
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
Sweet Pickins Vendor Fair at Lourdes — Email rachel-hamling@cdolinc.net to register
Vendor Fair at Steamwagon Enterprises — Email steamwagonenterprises@gmail.com
River City Classic Car Club Car Show — call 402-873-2629 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 24 & 25:
Food, Glorious Food!

It’s the 3rd Annual Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair in Downtown Nebraska City on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Have a food truck?  Want to enter?  Download the Information sheet/Registration form on the Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair.

 

Sunday, September 25, 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 Information sheet/Registration form for the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: The Taste of Nebraska City AppleJack Progressive Dinner! Sunday, September 25, starting at 4 p.m. our limited-capacity dinner group will travel from the City Tap House to The Keeping Room to Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast for a full night of food, drink, and live music (by the Talbott Brothers!). Click here to learn more!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

AppleJack + Locals Event


Time: 3 to 7 p.m.
Description: Shop local for AppleJack! CRUSH Boutique (902 Central), Little Things Boutique (615 Central), Nebraska City Florist (815 Central), Self Expressions Gallery (819 Central), Brown's Shoe Fit (824 Central), Boutique in the City (605 Central), and Sass & Frass/Rose & Blaine (823 Central) will feature their own in-store promotions, and some locations will have AppleJack-themed drinks and treats! This special event is a kickoff to AppleJack, happening on Thursday, September 15, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Website: Check out our Facebook Event!

Friday, September 16, 2022

Downtown Selfie Mural


Location: 706 Central Avenue
Description: Check out the newest outdoor mural in downtown Nebraska City! Created by local artist Abril Ortiz, the mural features trees, apples, flowers, butterflies, a bee, and a bird -- all done in a unique Mexican dot art style.
Website: Click here to see the wall!

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/
FREE

H.L. Hunley Exhibit


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Civil War Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: Come and view a full-scale model of the Civil War-era "H.L. Hunley," the world's first successful combat submarine! This traveling exhibit showcases the story of the "Hunley" - which sank off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864, and wasn't found until 1995. The outside exhibit is free; there is a small fee for museum admittance.
Website: Click here for a flyer!

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

KHN Exhibit: The Passage Verbatim, Jave Yoshimoto


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso
Description: Mixed media works by Omaha-based artist Jave Yoshimoto that retell humanitarian stories collected while traveling depicting curiosity, heartbreak, and strengths of the human spirit when people are faced with incredible challenges.
Website: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
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

Live Music


Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Keeping Room, 717 Central Ave.
Description: Nicole Carbajal, musician from the local area will be playing the guitar and enhancing your shopping and dining experience with her beautiful voice!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

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

Huge Sale!


Time: 2 to 7 p.m.
Location: 424 Central Avenue, formerly the Fox Center
Description: Antiques, collectables, tools, misc -- next to the AppleJack Flea Market

Book Signing and Author Talk


Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Author Rachel Brupbacher will celebrate the release of her new book, "Nebraska's Carl Milton Aldrich and the Arbor Day Song" with a book signing and talk at the Morton-James Public Library. Her extensively researched book is about the life of C.M. Aldrich, an Otoe County native who became a leading meatpacking expert and prominent political activist, working with some of the most powerful men in Gilded Age America. For thirty years, Aldrich expertly managed Nebraska City’s largest business, the Morton-Gregson Company, and was one of Arbor Day’s most influential promoters.
$5 donation per service

Tinsel, Feathers, & Braids - Fundraiser for the Nebraska City Elementary PTO


Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: CRUSH Boutique, 902 Central)
Description: Stop in CRUSH and get tinsel, feathers, dutch braids, bubble braids, or boho braids in your child's hair! Cost is $5 per service and all funds raised will go to the Nebraska City Elementary PTO.
Website: Find more information on our Facebook event page!
$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 featuring member Phyllis Masters and artist Lois Whitehead
Website: https://www.facebook.com/HeritageNeedleworkGuild
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 17, 2022

Downtown Selfie Mural


Location: 706 Central Avenue
Description: Check out the newest outdoor mural in downtown Nebraska City! Created by local artist Abril Ortiz, the mural features trees, apples, flowers, butterflies, a bee, and a bird -- all done in a unique Mexican dot art style.
Website: Click here to see the wall!

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!
Website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NE/NebraskaCity/AppleJackFunRunWalk

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

Huge Sale!


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 424 Central Avenue, formerly the Fox Center
Description: Antiques, collectables, tools, misc -- next to the AppleJack Flea Market
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/
FREE

Child Identification Program


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Middle School Gym, 909 1st Corso
Description: Nebraska Freemasons Western Star Lodge No. 2 is hosting a free CHIP (Child Identification Program) for all children! CHIP collects and organizes essential materials needed by law enforcement and search officials in the event your child ever becomes missing or separated from you. A parent or guardian is required to be present.
Website: https://www.glne.org/chip.html
FREE

Eileen's Cookie Giveaway at CRUSH


Time: 9 a.m.
Location: CRUSH Boutique, 902 Central
Description: Stop in CRUSH Boutique starting at 9 a.m. for a FREE Eileen's Cookie (while they last)! Cookies will also be available for purchase.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CRUSHBoutiqueClothing

AppleJack Festival at the Farm


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Steamwagon Enterprises, 5585 H Road
Description: Join us at Steamwagon Enterprises for a barn full of craft and merchandise vendors! We'll also have a small petting zoo, straw maze, and Kona Ice for the kids. We're just 2 miles straight west of Arbor Day Farm.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SteamwagonEnterprises

Sweet Pickins AppleJack Craft, Vendor, & Maker Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 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!
Website: https://www.lourdescentralcatholic.org/sweet-pickins-vendor-fair.html
$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 featuring member Phyllis Masters and artist Lois Whitehead
Website: https://www.facebook.com/HeritageNeedleworkGuild
FREE

H.L. Hunley Exhibit


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Civil War Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: Come and view a full-scale model of the Civil War-era "H.L. Hunley," the world's first successful combat submarine! This traveling exhibit showcases the story of the "Hunley" - which sank off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864, and wasn't found until 1995. The outside exhibit is free; there is a small fee for museum admittance.
Website: Click here for a flyer!

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

18th 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/
FREE

1st Nebraska Brass Band at the Civil War Museum


Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: The 1st Nebraska Brass Band is a 15-piece recreated Civil War band wearing authentic Union uniforms and playing authentic music from the Civil War era. You are invited to their FREE concert at the GAR Hall!
Website: More details here!

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 - call to reserve a spot

1st Annual "Community Kregel Talk"


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central
Description: In honor of the Kregel Windmill Factory's 143rd Founders Day, it's time to share Kregel stories from the past and present! Listen to personal stories from Nebraska City community members and many others who helped transition the Kregel Factory into the last remaining original 18th/19th century windmill factory in the U.S.! Come and hear about NEW projects, partnerships, and plans that the museum has for the rest of this year and into the future!
Website: https://www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org/
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!
FREE

KHN Exhibit: The Passage Verbatim, Jave Yoshimoto


Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso
Description: Mixed media works by Omaha-based artist Jave Yoshimoto that retell humanitarian stories collected while traveling depicting curiosity, heartbreak, and strengths of the human spirit when people are faced with incredible challenges.
Website: https://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
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/

54TH 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
Free

Live Music


Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Keeping Room, 717 Central Ave.
Description: Nicole Carbajal, musician from the local area will be playing the guitar and enhancing your shoping and dining experience with her beautiful voice!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

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 18, 2022

Downtown Selfie Mural


Location: 706 Central Avenue
Description: Check out the newest outdoor mural in downtown Nebraska City! Created by local artist Abril Ortiz, the mural features trees, apples, flowers, butterflies, a bee, and a bird -- all done in a unique Mexican dot art style.
Website: Click here to see the wall!
$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

Huge Sale!


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 424 Central Avenue, formerly the Fox Center
Description: Antiques, collectables, tools, misc -- next to the AppleJack Flea Market
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!

Sweet Pickins AppleJack Craft, Vendor, & Maker Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 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!
Website: https://www.lourdescentralcatholic.org/sweet-pickins-vendor-fair.html
FREE

H.L. Hunley Exhibit


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Civil War Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: Come and view a full-scale model of the Civil War-era "H.L. Hunley," the world's first successful combat submarine! This traveling exhibit showcases the story of the "Hunley" - which sank off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864, and wasn't found until 1995. The outside exhibit is free; there is a small fee for museum admittance.
Website: Click here for a flyer!

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

18th 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 featuring member Phyllis Masters and artist Lois Whitehead
Website: https://www.facebook.com/HeritageNeedleworkGuild

Craft Show at the Eagles Club


Time: 10 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!
$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
FREE

Literature Fights and Re-Fights the Civil War


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 1st Corso
Description: Dr. Dan Holtz, emeritus professor of English, Peru State College, will explore how literature, novels, poems, and more, have framed our nation's understanding of the Civil War, its causes, and consequences.
Website: More details here!
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 24, 2022

Downtown Selfie Mural


Location: 706 Central Avenue
Description: Check out the newest outdoor mural in downtown Nebraska City! Created by local artist Abril Ortiz, the mural features trees, apples, flowers, butterflies, a bee, and a bird -- all done in a unique Mexican dot art style.
Website: Click here to see the wall!

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/

Huge Sale!


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 424 Central Avenue, formerly the Fox Center
Description: Antiques, collectables, tools, misc
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/

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/

Apples to Apples Fundraiser


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 817 Central Avenue (H&R Block)
Description: It's a garage sale / raffle / homemade items / bake sale (featuring apple specials -- all to benefit local school programming!
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)

12th 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/

Local Artist Signing


Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: Local artist Tina Dia, designer of the sesquicentennial Arbor Day ornament, will be available to sign the keepsake box with the purchase of the ornament.
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

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 25, 2022

Downtown Selfie Mural


Location: 706 Central Avenue
Description: Check out the newest outdoor mural in downtown Nebraska City! Created by local artist Abril Ortiz, the mural features trees, apples, flowers, butterflies, a bee, and a bird -- all done in a unique Mexican dot art style.
Website: Click here to see the wall!

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.

Apples to Apples Fundraiser


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 817 Central Avenue (H&R Block)
Description: It's a garage sale / raffle / homemade items / bake sale (featuring apple specials -- all to benefit local school programming!
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, including City Tap House, The Keeping Room, and Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast. We'll have food and drinks at each location and top the night off with live music by the Talbott Brothers. Call NCTC at 402-873-6654 to register!
Website: https://nebraskacity.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Progressive-Dinner-flyer-2022.pdf
$20 music only // $25 music & dessert

Dessert & a Song featuring the Talbott Brothers


Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast
Description: Join us for an outdoor concert (and dessert) featuring the popular alternative indie rock duo the Talbott Brothers! Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages, too!
Website: https://bbwhisperingpines.com/blog/event/talbott-brothers-concert-dessert-and-a-song/

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!