Fall Nebraska Festivals

Find a Nebraska fall festival to attend in 2024. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2024 has things to do across Nebraska including activities in Omaha, Lincoln, and Kearney. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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Autumn Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair - Ralston, NE - Nov 2 to Nov 5, 2023
An annual arts and crafts fair at Ralston Arena. Adults are $9 and Seniors $8. Children under 10 free. Free parking.  Additional free shuttle parking from Horsemen’s Park.

Arbor Day Farm’s Oktoberfest - Nebraska City, NE - Oct 20, 2023
Enjoy an authentic German meal paired with a German beer while dancing to your favorite German music. Cash bar available with additional German beers or other drinks. 21+ event

Harvest Moon Fall Festival - Chadron, NE - Oct 7, 2023
BBQ cook-off, scarecrow contest, outhouse races, pie contest, costume contest, lawn mower races, chili cook-off, pumpkin chunkin’, largest pumpkin and squash contest, horse and buggy rides, hay rides, pony rides, goat roping, sheep dog demos, shopping and more.

Sidney’s Oktoberfest 2022 - Sidney, NE - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
A three day festival with beer, food, live bands and entertainment, parade, craft show, and Running of the Wiener’s Dog Races. It is held annually on the first full weekend in October and is one of the most popular festivals in Western Nebraska. There’s even a custom auto show with Friday as cruising night. The Rod and Roll show is held on Saturday in Legion Park at the baseball field. Typically starts with keg tapping Friday at noon. Dances are held on both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday starts with a parade at 10 AM featuring antique cars, community floats, clowns and marching bands. A high school band competition is held Saturday afternoon at the Sidney High School football field. Horseshoe tournament and dachshund races are held on Sunday.

Dalton Fall Festival - Dalton, NE - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
An annual community fall festival

Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt - Ord, NE - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
The event spans nearly 500 miles of garage sales, collectibles, antiques, vintage items and quirky finds. Search for treasures at this large garage sale happening in 36 towns along the Loup River and Sandhills Journey Scenic Byways.

River City Rodeo - Omaha, NE - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
The River City Rodeo is an annual celebration of the region’s heritage, and serves as one of the last qualifying events for the National Finals Rodeo. Enjoy 7 rodeo events, plus rock music and family etertainment.

Norfolk Oktoberfest - Norfolk, NE - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
Today, Northeast Nebraska residents celebrate the area’s German heritage and the fall harvest with this two-day family festival also held in September. Oktoberfest grows yearly with live music, German food, beer garden, and family entertainment. Held in conjunction with the Lion’s Club Parade and the River Point Arts Festival, this unique festival is a must attend!

Huber-Haus Oktoberfest at Beer Corner USA - Omaha, NE - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
This is an authentic German beer bar with Bavarian pub food that throws an Omaha Oktoberfest. It hosts a two day family friendly Oktoberfest celebration with ceremonial keg tapping, live German music, German beers on tap and German food. Beer on tap from Hofbrau, Spaten, Warsteiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr and Weihenstephaner. Food will include brats, chicken schnitzel, pretzels, desserts and more. 2016 will be their 15th annual festival. Admission is free. Location: 36th & Farnam Street, Omaha, NE

Applejack Festival - Nebraska City, NE - Sep 15 to Sep 24, 2023
Nebraska City’s historic AppleJack Festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to celebrate the kickoff of the apple harvest. Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad – pretty much anything you can imagine being made from apples are available at the AppleJack Festival. Plus enjoy craft fairs, a parade, a classic car show, live music, a 3-day carnival, and more.

Omaha Restaurant Week - Omaha, NE - Sep 15 to Sep 24, 2023
Enjoy local cuisine and farm-to-table products with multiple course, fixed price dinners at $20 – $50 per person (depending on the number of courses; drinks, tax and gratuity are not included). 5% of the prix fixe meal price goes to Food Bank for the Heartland.

Rockbrook Village Art Fair - Omaha, NE - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Spend the day browsing quality art and chatting with those who create it – over 150 national, regional, and local artists will display and sell their one-of-a-kind works of art. Free and open to the public!

Plattsmouth Harvest Festival - Plattsmouth, NE - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
2 Parades, carnival rides, karaoke contest, live music, fireworks, car show, flower show, photo contest, volleyball tournament, talent show, tractor pull and more.

Wellfleet Fall Festival - Wellfleet, NE - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Parade, beer garden, antique tractor pull, craft show, fishing contest, arts & craft vendors, and stock dog classic.

Potter Days - Potter, NE - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
A variety of activities including the crowning of Miss Potter, a run/walk, fireworks, parade, golf tournament and more

Lodgepole’s Old Settlers Days - Lodgepole, NE - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023

Nebraska State Fair - Grand Island, NE - Aug 25 to Sep 4, 2023
Midway, parades, concerts, agricultural displays, demonstrations, hale bay decorating contest, talent search, food eating contest and more. Since 1868.

Piedmont Oktoberfest - Lincoln, NE - Oct 8, 2022
The event is from 5-11 PM. The package prices are now $25 for the basic and $40 for the VIP package. 21+ event

German-American Society German Day Oktoberfest - Omaha, NE - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
The German-American Society of Omaha, Nebraska hosts an annual Oktoberfest weekend with German food, beer, ceremonial tapping of the keg, live music, dancing, arcade games and face painting for kids. Admission is $5 for adults.

Bike MS Nebraska - Springfield, NE - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2020
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Find other fun things to do in Nebraska in fall:

Oktoberfest in Nebraska
Nebraska Corn Mazes
Nebraska Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Nebraska
Pumpkin Patches in Nebraska

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