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
Downtown Flea Market — Call Janice at 402-429-0979 to register
Vendor Fair at the Eagles — Text Cari at 402-209-1392 to register
Vendor Fair at Lourdes — Email brooke-chaney@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 25 & 26:
NEW: Vendor Fair at the Eagles — Text Cari at 402-209-1392 to register
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?  Download the Information sheet/Registration form on the Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair.

Sunday, September 26, 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.

 

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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM

Friday, September 17, 2021

FREE

A Few of our Favorite Things


Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 816 Central Avenue
Description: Numerous vendors and handmade crafts and desserts!

Lorretta's Donut Wagon


Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1402 S. 11th St parking lot
Description: Hot, fresh donuts - plus homemade soft pretzels and smoothies!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lorrettasdonuts
FREE

Morton-James Public Library Used Book Event


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: Stop by the Library a week before the Traditional AppleJack Festival for used books, CDs, and DVDs. All items are available for a free will donation (donations support Library programs for all ages). Sale starts Monday, September 13.
Website: https://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 902 Central Avenue
Description: Sale racks, discounts, and giveaways! Click the link to earn more!
Website: https://www.crushboutiqueclothing.com/pages/applejack-crush

Apple Sangria in Souvenir Glass


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: All cocktails and wine served in a souvenir glass; plus, from 11 to 5, every meal includes a drink in a souvenir cup to remember AppleJack 2021!

Chad's Kitchen Food Stand


Time: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avneue
Description: Stop by for a variety of homemade treats: baked goods, caramel apples, hot chocolate and cider bombs, and more!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/treecitytreats
FREE

AppleJack Flea Market


Location: Central Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets
Description: Antiques, collectables, used items, repurposed, and new items...approximately 30 vendors!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
Demos Free / Make & Take prices vary

Artist Demonstrations and Make & Take Options


Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 713 Central Avenue
Description: Meet and greet some of our over 40 artists showcased at Self Expressions! Throughout the weekend, there will be opportunities to do Make & Takes - also, help decorate our front sidewalk with chalk!
Website: https://selfexpressionsgallery.com/
Freewill Donation

Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt Show


Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Bethel Church, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Showcasing 200+ textile art items from local and area creators!
Wristbands Available

River City Carnival


Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Central Avenue
Description: Rides, rides, and more rides! Plus your favorite midway games!
$100 for 2 people / $120 for 3 people

Ride the Sky Helicopter Tours


Time: 5 p.m. to Dark
Location: 1001 Neb Hwy 2 (old outlet mall grounds)
Description: See Nebraska City from above!
$15 in advance / $20 at the gate

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! beer garden, mutton bustin', live music by Luke Mills -- see website for detailed times and to get tickets.
Website: https://www.nebraskacityextremebullriding.com/

Saturday, September 18, 2021

AppleJack Pancake Feed


Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Fire Station, 1409 Central Avenue
Description: Pancakes, sausage, and apple cider! Proceeds benefit community events and projects.
$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

Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast


Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: YUM. That's all we have to say!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Lorretta's Donut Wagon


Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1402 S. 11th St parking lot
Description: Hot, fresh donuts - plus homemade soft pretzels and smoothies!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lorrettasdonuts

Chad's Kitchen Food Stand


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avneue
Description: Stop by for a variety of homemade treats: baked goods, caramel apples, hot chocolate and cider bombs, and more!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/treecitytreats
FREE

A Few of our Favorite Things Craft Show


Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 816 Central
Description: Numerous vendors and handmade crafts and desserts!

Apple Sangria in Souvenir Glass


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: All cocktails and wine served in a souvenir glass; plus, from 11 to 5, every meal includes a drink in a souvenir cup to remember AppleJack 2021!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
U-Pick admission $5/person

AppleJack at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard


Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: Enjoy educational fun for the whole family! Kimmel Orchard is celebrating with apple doughnuts and cider, wine tastings, pre-picked and u-pick apples, a vendor fair, and adventures in the Pollinator Playground.
Website: https://www.kimmelorchard.org/
Prices vary - go to arbordayfarm.org to purchase tickets

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-pick and pre-picked apples, Treetop Village, Arbor Lodge mansion, wine and hard cider. 'Love, the Locals' Makers Market, caramel apples, apple cider and donuts, food trucks...and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/

Bake Sale / Bazaar


Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Location: First Christian Church, 114 N. 8th Street
Description: Selling whole homemade pies, cookies by the dozen, and various crafts!
FREE

AppleJack Festival at the Farm


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Steamwagon Enterprises, 5585 H Road
Description: Two barns full of crafts and vendors, plus homemade food and Kona Ice. Petting zoo and bounce house for the kids!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SteamwagonEnterprises/
Free Admission

Sweet Pickins at Lourdes! Craft, Vendor, and Makers Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School, 412 2nd Avenue
Description: Visit 70+ crafters, vendors, and makers for sweet pickins and one-of-a-kind finds! Children's and women's boutiques, candles, soaps, woodworking, handmade jewelry, signs, and your favorite vendors. Visit the website for details.
Website: https://www.lourdescentralcatholic.org/
FREE

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Ramold Pumpkin Farm, 815 N. 60th Road
Description: Dozens of crafters and vendors, food trucks, shaved ice, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, and more!
Freewill Donation

Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt Show


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Bethel Church, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Showcasing 200+ textile art items from local and area creators!
FREE

AppleJack Flea Market


Location: Central Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets
Description: Antiques, collectables, used items, repurposed, and new items...approximately 30 vendors!

Gress Produce


Location: Quarter mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Bus. 75
Description: Fresh produce, squash, pumpkins, pies, apples
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063576128534

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 902 Central Avenue
Description: Sale racks, discounts, and giveaways! Click the link to earn more!
Website: https://www.crushboutiqueclothing.com/pages/applejack-crush
FREE

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 Eagles Club on the main floor; Saturday only, there will be vendors outside in the parking lot.

Bethel Women's Fellowship Food Stand


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 810 Central Avenue
Description: Hot dogs, pop and water, chips, snacks
FREE exhibits and live demos outdoors; admission rates apply for museum

14th Annual Lewis & Clark Reunion


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: MRB Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitor Center
Description: Living History re-enactors on duty! Presentations by 'John Colter' and 'Private Shannon.' Boat replicas on display and story times for the kids!
Website: https://lewisandclarkvisitorcenter.org/
$5 adults / $2 children

All Dolled Up!


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Rare display of Victorian dolls and furniture, including a Dolly Madison doll! Enter our drawing for a chance to win one of four antique wedding dolls (to be picked up Oct. 1). Come relive your childhood with us! (Special display will be available for viewing through the end of September.)
Website: https://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/
Zipline $20/person - Quick Flight $15/person

Ziplining!


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Camp Catron & Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Road
Description: Kick off the opening of our new dual racing ziplines or jump off a three-story deck! Participants must be in good health, be able to fit into our harnesses/helmets properly, be 10 y.o. or older. weigh between 65 and 275 pounds, and climb a spiral staircase.
Website: https://www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/en/camps/camps/camp-catron.html

Little Things Boutique $100 Gift Card Giveaway


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Little Things Boutique, 615 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in at Little Things Boutique during AppleJack 2021 (September 18-October 3) and for each $10 you spend, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! Drawing will be Oct. 3
Website: https://www.littlethingsboutiques.com/
Demos Free / Make & Take prices vary

Artist Demonstrations and Make & Take Options


Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 713 Central Avenue
Description: Meet and greet some of our over 40 artists showcased at Self Expressions! Throughout the weekend, there will be opportunities to do Make & Takes - also, help decorate our front sidewalk with chalk!
Website: https://selfexpressionsgallery.com/

Firehouse Grill


Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Fire Station, 1409 Central Avenue
Description: Serving lunch as a fundraiser for the Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting.
Wristbands Available

River City Carnival


Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Central Avenue
Description: Rides, rides, and more rides! Plus your favorite midway games!
Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695
FREE

SCC Learning Center Open House


Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1406 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in to see the new building @ 1406 Central Avenue. Restrooms, complimentary water, and air conditioned parade seating available!
Website: https://www.southeast.edu/nebraska-city-learning-center/
$100 for 2 people / $120 for 3 people

Ride the Sky Helicopter Tours


Time: Noon to Dark
Location: 1001 Neb Hwy 2 (old outlet mall grounds)
Description: See Nebraska City from above!
$10 per person

AppleJack Cosmic Bowling


Time: Noon to close
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/

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
FREE

Nebraska Territory Stories: David Seay


Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central Avenue
Description: In this upbeat presentation, David Seay performs folk music that existed at the time Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867. Between tunes, he discusses how these songs provide glimpses into history by telling stories of everyday life of the pioneers during the 13 years before Nebraska statehood. This cheerful show works particularly well for family audiences as it has opportunities for volunteers to come up front and participate! Featured instruments include banjo, harmonica, whistles, and mountain dulcimer. After the event, there is a special harmonica workshop - the first 50 people to reserve a seat will receive a FREE HARMONICA! Call the museum directly at 402-873-1078 to reserve your attendance.
Website: https://www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org/

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 for adult team / $40 team fee for youth ages 10-15. 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
$15 in advance / $20 at the gate

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! beer garden, mutton bustin', live music by Charly Reynolds -- see website for detailed times and to get tickets.
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 Larry at 402-873-2629 or John at 509-994-4343 for more information.
Website: https://nebraskacity.com/member/river-city-classic-car-club/
FREE

NC Eagles 3rd Annual Antique Tractor Show


Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Antique tractors and a beer garden! This is a freewill donation to benefit Paralympic Cheri Becerra Madsen.

Bethel Women's Fellowship Food Stand


Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 810 Central Avenue
Description: Cinnamon rolls, coffee, pop, water, hot dogs, snacks

Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast


Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: YUM. That's all we have to say!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Chad's Kitchen Food Stand


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 5th Street and Central Avneue
Description: Stop by for a variety of homemade treats: baked goods, caramel apples, hot chocolate and cider bombs, and more!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/treecitytreats

Apple Sangria in Souvenir Glass


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: All cocktails and wine served in a souvenir glass; plus, from 11 to 5, every meal includes a drink in a souvenir cup to remember AppleJack 2021!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
U-Pick admission $5/person

AppleJack at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, 5995 G Road
Description: Enjoy educational fun for the whole family! Kimmel Orchard is celebrating with apple doughnuts and cider, wine tastings, pre-picked and u-pick apples, a vendor fair, and adventures in the Pollinator Playground.
Website: https://www.kimmelorchard.org/
Free Admission

Sweet Pickins at Lourdes! Craft, Vendor, and Makers Market


Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School, 412 2nd Avenue
Description: Visit 70+ crafters, vendors, and makers for sweet pickins and one-of-a-kind finds! Children's and women's boutiques, candles, soaps, woodworking, handmade jewelry, signs, and your favorite vendors. Visit the website for details.
Website: https://www.lourdescentralcatholic.org/
FREE

AppleJack Festival at the Farm


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Steamwagon Enterprises, 5585 H Road
Description: Two barns full of crafts and vendors, plus homemade food and Kona Ice. Petting zoo and bounce house for the kids!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SteamwagonEnterprises/
FREE

Makin' Memories at Pumpkin Ridge


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Ramold Pumpkin Farm, 815 N. 60th Road
Description: Dozens of crafters and vendors, food trucks, shaved ice, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, and more!

Gress Produce


Location: Quarter mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Bus. 75
Description: Fresh produce, squash, pumpkins, pies, apples
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063576128534

Worship in the Park


Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Wildwood Park
Description: Worship with the First Christian Church in Wildwood Park and stay for a carry-in lunch!
FREE exhibits and live demos outdoors; admission rates apply for museum

14th Annual Lewis & Clark Reunion


Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: MRB Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitor Center
Description: Living History re-enactors on duty! Presentations by 'John Colter' and 'Private Shannon.' Boat replicas on display and story times for the kids!
Website: https://lewisandclarkvisitorcenter.org/
FREE

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 Eagles Club on the main floor.
FREE

AppleJack Flea Market


Location: Central Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets
Description: Antiques, collectables, used items, repurposed, and new items...approximately 30 vendors!
Prices vary - go to arbordayfarm.org to purchase tickets

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, Arbor Lodge mansion, wine and hard cider. 'Love, the Locals' Makers Market, caramel apples, apple cider and donuts, food trucks...and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/
Freewill Donation

Heritage Needlework Guild Quilt Show


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Bethel Church, 2400 Central Avenue
Description: Showcasing 200+ textile art items from local and area creators!

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 902 Central Avenue
Description: Sale racks, discounts, and giveaways! Click the link to earn more!
Website: https://www.crushboutiqueclothing.com/pages/applejack-crush
Wristbands Available

River City Carnival


Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 7th Street between 1st Avenue and Central Avenue
Description: Rides, rides, and more rides! Plus your favorite midway games!
Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695
Demos Free / Make & Take prices vary

Artist Demonstrations and Make & Take Options


Location: Self Expressions Gallery, 713 Central Avenue
Description: Meet and greet some of our over 40 artists showcased at Self Expressions! Throughout the weekend, there will be opportunities to do Make & Takes - also, help decorate our front sidewalk with chalk!
Website: https://selfexpressionsgallery.com/

Little Things Boutique $100 Gift Card Giveaway


Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Little Things Boutique, 615 Central Avenue
Description: Stop in at Little Things Boutique during AppleJack 2021 (September 18-October 3) and for each $10 you spend, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! Drawing will be Oct. 3
Website: https://www.littlethingsboutiques.com/
Zipline $20/person - Quick Flight $15/person

Ziplining!


Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Camp Catron & Retreat Center, 609 N. 60th Road
Description: Kick off the opening of our new dual racing ziplines or jump off a three-story deck! Participants must be in good health, be able to fit into our harnesses/helmets properly, be 10 y.o. or older. weigh between 65 and 275 pounds, and climb a spiral staircase.
Website: https://www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/en/camps/camps/camp-catron.html
$100 for 2 people / $120 for 3 people

Ride the Sky Helicopter Tours


Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: 1001 Neb Hwy 2 (old outlet mall grounds)
Description: See Nebraska City from above!
$5 adults / $2 children

All Dolled Up!


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Rare display of Victorian dolls and furniture, including a Dolly Madison doll! Enter our drawing for a chance to win one of four antique wedding dolls (to be picked up Oct. 1). Come relive your childhood with us! (Special display will be available for viewing through the end of September.)
Website: https://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast


Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: YUM. That's all we have to say!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Apple Sangria in Souvenir Glass


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: All cocktails and wine served in a souvenir glass; plus, from 11 to 5, every meal includes a drink in a souvenir cup to remember AppleJack 2021!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/
Prices vary - go to arbordayfarm.org to purchase tickets.

AppleJack at Arbor Day Farm


Time: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Avenue
Description: U-pick and pre-picked apples, Treetop Village, Living History, wine & hard cider - including a Sunset Orchard Wine Tasting! Plus caramel apples, apple cider and donuts, heirloom apple tasting (Sat. only), and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/

Gress Produce


Location: Quarter mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Bus. 75
Description: Homemade pies, 'mini' apples donuts, apple dumplings... plus, fresh produce, squash, pumpkins, pies, apples
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063576128534

Vendor Fair at Eagles Club


Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso
Description: Come and shop our indoor vendor fair! Saturday only this weekend!

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 902 Central
Description: Draw for your discount! Click on the link for details.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/697920734498215
$5 adults / $2 children

All Dolled Up!


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Rare display of Victorian dolls and furniture, including a Dolly Madison doll! Enter our drawing for a chance to win one of four antique wedding dolls (to be picked up Oct. 1). Come relive your childhood with us! (Special display will be available for viewing through the end of September.)
Website: https://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Little Things Boutique $100 Gift Card Giveaway


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Little Things Boutique, 615 Central
Description: Stop in at Little Things Boutique during AppleJack 2021 (September 18-October 3) and for each $10 you spend, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! Drawing will be Oct. 3
Website: https://www.littlethingsboutiques.com/
$10 a meal

Ulbrick Dinner


Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 411 5th Rue
Description: Featuring recipes from the cookbook of Mary Ulbrick! Meal consists of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, creamed cabbage, frogeye salad, and slice of pie. Take out only. Call 402-969-0388 to place your order, or look under the "online giving" tab on the website.
Website: https://www.stbens.org/

Food Truck Street Fair


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Downtown Nebraska City
Description: Fill your tummy at the 2nd Annual Food Truck Street Fair in Nebraska City! Downtown at 6th Street and Central Avenue
Website: https://nebraskacity.com/calendar/food-truck-street-fair/
Wristbands Available

River City Carnival


Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 6th Street and Central Avenue
Description: A mini carnival to go with the Food Truck Street Fair!
Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695
FREE

Cattle Trail and Songs of the West: Joan Wells


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central Avenue
Description: When the Union Pacific built the railroad across Nebraska in 1867, cattle ranching was almost unknown in the state. With a surplus of cattle in Texas, cattle drives brought hundreds of thousands of cattle to Nebraska by way of the Great Western Trail from San Antonio to Ogallala, where they were shipped to markets in eastern cities. The cowboys on these four-month-long cattle drives would pass the time singing songs about life on the trail. They'd calm the cattle at night with songs traced back to European folk songs. Join us to hear Wells and Simon sing and tell the story of the origin of western music.
Website: https://www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org/

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Prices vary - go to arbordayfarm.org to purchase tickets.

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, Living History, wine & hard cider - including a Sunset Orchard Wine Tasting! Plus caramel apples, apple cider and donuts, heirloom apple tasting (Sat. only), and more!
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/

Gress Produce


Location: Quarter mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Bus. 75
Description: Homemade pies, 'mini' apples donuts, apple dumplings... plus, fresh produce, squash, pumpkins, pies, apples
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063576128534

Taste of AppleJack "All Things Apple" 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! 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!
Website: https://nebraskacity.com/calendar/taste-of-applejack-all-things-apple-recipe-contest/

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 902 Central
Description: Draw for your discount! Click on the link for details.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/697920734498215
Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695

Little Things Boutique $100 Gift Card Giveaway


Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Little Things Boutique, 615 Central
Description: Stop in at Little Things Boutique during AppleJack 2021 (September 18-October 3) and for each $10 you spend, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! Drawing will be Oct. 3
Website: https://www.littlethingsboutiques.com/
$5 adults / $2 children

All Dolled Up!


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wildwood Historic Center, 420 Steinhart Park Road
Description: Rare display of Victorian dolls and furniture, including a Dolly Madison doll! Enter our drawing for a chance to win one of four antique wedding dolls (to be picked up Oct. 1). Come relive your childhood with us! (Special display will be available for viewing through the end of September.)
Website: https://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/

Thursday, September 30, 2021

FREE

Mollie: The Life and Times of Our First Head Librarian


Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso
Description: As the third weekend of AppleJack approaches, celebrate Nebraska City history with a program about Mollie Cornutt, the first Head Librarian in Nebraska City and the early years of the Library. Mollie has a story that is unexpected, filled with challenges and heartbreak.
Website: https://morton-jamespubliclibrary.com/

Friday, October 1, 2021

Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695

Living History Weekend - Arbor Lodge


Location: Arbor Lodge mansion
Description: Visit Arbor Lodge this weekend as we celebrate 100 years of Nebraska Game and Parks at the Home of Arbor Day — Nebraska's first state historical park. Enjoy the Great Outdoors with many hands-on educational activities and exhibits on Friday and Saturday. Extended hours and half price admission courtesy of the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/activities/events.cfm

Dinner, Movie, and Live Music


Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Ticketed dinner in the Meadow at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Two dinner options available (tickets on sale Sept. 1). Dignitary speakers at 7 p.m. (free and open to the public). At 7:30 p.m., a special Nebraska Game & Parks movie will be shown, followed by live music and yard games at 8:30 p.m.
Website: https://www.showclix.com/events/29858
FREE

Laser Show at Arbor Lodge


Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: A laser show in the trees at Arbor Lodge! It's free and open to the public!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Bloody Mary Bar & Breakfast


Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: YUM. That's all we have to say!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Apple Sangria in Souvenir Glass


Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Keeping Room, 717 Central Avenue
Description: All cocktails and wine served in a souvenir glass; plus, from 11 to 5, every meal includes a drink in a souvenir cup to remember AppleJack 2021!
Website: https://thekeepingroomnc.com/

Gress Produce


Location: Quarter mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Bus. 75
Description: Fresh produce, squash, pumpkins, pies, apples
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063576128534

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 9 a.m. toj 6 p.m.
Location: 902 Central Avenue
Description: 15%, 20%, 25% off and more! Click on the link for details.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CRUSHBoutiqueClothing

Little Things Boutique $R100 Gift Card Giveaway


Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Little Things Boutique, 615 Central
Description: Stop in at Little Things Boutique during AppleJack 2021 (September 18-October 3) and for each $10 you spend, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! Drawing will be Oct. 3
Website: https://www.littlethingsboutiques.com/
Free outdoor activities; admission rates apply for mansion

AppleJack at the Home of Arbor Day


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Hands-on education stations, sponsored by the Nebraska Game & Parks, will be on the grounds of Arbor Lodge...plus old favorites, like an antique cider press demonstration and vintage baseball. The mansion will be open for tours (pre-purchasing tickets is advised).
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/activities/events.cfm
FREE

Fishing Demonstrations


Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Steinhart Park Pond
Description: Fish casting demos and activities presented by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission! Free and open to the public!
Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695
FREE

To Live and Die on the Plains: Jeff Barnes


Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, 1416 Central Avenue
Description: It wasn't all sunsets and songbirds in crossing the Great Plains. Death was a frequent and indiscriminate fellow traveler on the wagon trails, and he took many forms - disease, gunshot, stampedes, nature, accidents, Indian attack, and many more. Author Jeff Barnes presents an interesting look at how you could have 'bought the farm' on the Platte River Road, or at least have made a down payment. Rarely seen historic maps, paintings, photographs, and other images are used to tell these tales of tragedy from the pioneers.
Website: https://www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org/

Sunday, October 3, 2021

$40/person

Wildwood Chili Bowl / Fall Flip Golf Tournament


Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Wildwood Golf Course
Description: Four-person scramble (includes cart and meal); putting game with 50/50 split prior to tee off. Proceeds benefit NCTC Scholarship fund. Enter the chili contest, too! Call Wildwood for details and to register (402-873-3661).
Website: https://golfnebraskacity.com/
Free outdoor activities; admission rates apply for mansion

AppleJack at the Home of Arbor Day


Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Description: Hands-on education stations, sponsored by the Nebraska Game & Parks, will be on the grounds of Arbor Lodge...plus old favorites, like an antique cider press demonstration. The mansion will be open for tours (pre-purchasing tickets is advised).
Website: https://www.arbordayfarm.org/activities/events.cfm

AppleJack at CRUSH


Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 902 Central Avenue
Description: 15%, 20%, 25% off and more! Click on the link for details.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CRUSHBoutiqueClothing

Gress Produce


Location: Quarter mile north of intersection of Hwy 75 and Bus. 75
Description: Fresh produce, squash, pumpkins, pies, apples
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063576128534
Prices vary

Calabria Italian Restaurant AppleJack Days


Location: 725 S. 6th Street in the Historic Train Depot
Description: Assorted appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Calabria-Italian-Restaurant-103479201790695

Little Things Boutique $100 Gift Card Giveaway


Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Little Things Boutique, 615 Central
Description: Stop in at Little Things Boutique during AppleJack 2021 (September 18-October 3) and for each $10 you spend, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! Drawing will be Oct. 3
Website: https://www.littlethingsboutiques.com/

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!