Fall Nebraska Festivals

Find a Nebraska fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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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2019 Festivals

Nebraska State Fair - Grand Island, NE - Aug 23 to Sep 2, 2019
Midway, parades, concerts, agricultural displays, demonstrations, hale bay decorating contest, talent search, food eating contest and more. Since 1868.

Potter Days - Potter, NE - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
A variety of activities including the crowning of Miss Potter, a run/walk, fireworks, parade, golf tournament and more

Plattsmouth Harvest Festival - Plattsmouth, NE - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
2 Parades, carnival rides, karaoke contest, live music, fireworks, car show, flower show, photo contest, volleyball tournament, talent show, tractor pull and more.

Rockbrook Village Art Fair - Omaha, NE - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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!

Omaha Restaurant Week - Omaha, NE - Sep 13 to Sep 22, 2019
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.

Wellfleet Fall Festival - Wellfleet, NE - Sep 14, 2019
Parade, beer garden, antique tractor pull, craft show, fishing contest, arts & craft vendors, and stock dog classic.

Apple Jack Festival - Nebraska City, NE - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
This event attracts about 70,000 for all things made of apples, including apple pie, cider, caramel apples, apple fritters and more. There’s also a parade, classic car show, live music, a three day carnival, and 6 craft fairs.

German-American Society Oktoberfest - Omaha, NE - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
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.

Applejack Festival - Nebraska City, NE - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
A fun-filled weekend across Arbor Day Farm, with a craft show, apple foods, PYO apples, live music, chef-inspired meals, a tour of the 52-room mansion of J Sterling Morton, food trucks, and more!

Norfolk Oktoberfest - Norfolk, NE - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
The Lions Club parade and the Riverpoint Arts Festival have been joined with the Oktoberfest Family Festival to make a weekend of fun. The parade travels through downtown Norfolk, and the arts festival is in Johnson Park. The Oktoberfest celebration will have live music, traditional German food and even a specially brewed Oktoberfest beer just for the event. The music will be setup in the parking lot behind the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce building at Seventh Street and Norfolk Avenue. On Friday evening, they will have the keg tapping at 5:30 PM. The beer pong tournament, Ms. Oktoberfest and Mr. Oktoberfest are also on Friday evening. Saturday brings the Lions Club parade at 10 AM, home brewers presentation, beer pong tournament, 13.5 mile fun bike ride at 3 PM and brat eating contest at 6 PM. Kids zone Saturday afternoon from 3-7 PM will have games, inflatables and root beer floats.

Piedmont Oktoberfest - Lincoln, NE - Sep 21, 2019
The event is from 5-11 PM. The package prices are now $25 for the basic and $40 for the VIP package. 21+ event

Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt - Ord, NE - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
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 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Returning after a brief hiatus, 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.

Huber-Haus Oktoberfest - Omaha, NE - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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

Sidney’s Oktoberfest - Sidney, NE - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
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.

Harvest Moon Fall Festival - Hemingford, NE - Oct 12, 2019
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.

Kearney Oktoberfest - Kearney, NE - Oct 19, 2019
Annual event with keg tapping, live music, games and food. Sponsored by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Dalton Fall Festival - Dalton, NE - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
An annual community fall festival

Okto Beerfest - Lincoln, NE - Oct 4, 2018
Celebrate their 20+ annual year with over 200 different beers from around the world, food from 20 to 30 top area restaurants and caterers, live auction and music featuring bag pipers.

Arbor Day Farm’s Oktoberfest - Nebraska City, NE - Oct 8, 2018

Nebraska Country Music Festival - North Platte, NE - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
38th annual. This year’s theme is “Forever Country.” Held at the Ag Activity Center

Autumn Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair - Ralston, NE - Nov 1 to Nov 4, 2018
An annual arts & 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.

September:

Holy Terror Days – Keystone, SD – Sept 12-13, 2015

Gothenburg Harvest Festival – Gothenburg, NE – September 17-19, 2015
101st annual event. Thursday is “Dogs on Parade.” Friday is the tractor pedal pull. On Saturday, there’s a parade, pig wrestling, arts & crafts, kid’s games, food and other entertainment.

Stratton Harvest Day Festival – Stratton, NE – September 26, 2015

October:

The Great Omaha Chocolate Festival – Omaha, NE – October 4, 2015
5th annual event. Adult admission from 2014 was $6 (advance) or $7 (door) includes 5 samples. Extra samples at $1 per sample.

November:

Christmas at Union Station – Omaha, NE – Starts Nov 27, 2015

Curtis Fall Festival
Wallace Fall Festival
Kearney Harvest Festival

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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