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Home and Builders Show All Weekend at Buffalo County Fairgrounds!

This weekend Buffalo County Fairgrounds if hosting the Home and Builders Show! Admissions is $5 and kids under the age of 12 get in for free. There will be expos and chances to win prizes! Don’t miss out!

More info here!home-show-2x4-276x300

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Oktoberfest @ the Buffalo County Fairgrounds TOMORROW!

The 3rd annual Kearney Oktoberfest will be held on October 1st, 2016 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds! Oktoberfest provides and opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the state of Nebraska. The event features a traditional keg tapping, German games, food, and traditions, as well as polka & live music! We will also show the Husker football game (if on during the same time)!

PRE-SALE INFORMATION
NO ONE UNDER 21 is allowed to pick up or purchase admission tickets!

Attendees will be required to show their IDs to pick up the admission tickets AND to gain entrance the night of the event. NO REFUNDS on event tickets.

Tickets for the 2016 Oktoberfest will be available by late summer at the Kearney Chamber located at 1007 2nd Ave. To order tickets either stop by or call  during business hours 8-5, Monday – Friday.

Click here for tickets!

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Roadway Heroes Children’s Museum here Saturday!

roadwaySaturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm dreamers of all ages are invited to come and explore their favorite trucks and vehicles of every shape and size! Children will learn how each truck helps our community, learn basics of roadway safety, and meet their community helpers!  Vehicles that have participated in the past – tow trucks, semi, cranes, helicopters, snow plows, dump trucks, concrete mixers, fire engines, police motorcycles, ambulances and much more!

This event will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds [3807 Avenue N Kearney, NE 68847]

Find out more about this event here!

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Carnival Weekend in Kearney

If you are looking take the family out this weekend – don’t forget that the Buffalo County Fair is up and running! You don’t want to miss it! Here are the events for the next three days. Your weekend can be filled with carnival rides, balloons, a beer garden AND much more! There’s something for everyone —

FRIDAY, July 29th –
9 am-9 pm: Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
1-5 pm : Carnival Open – Reduced Price Session
1-3 pm : Maggie the Balloon Lady – making balloons by the Worm Roller
4-9 pm : Commercial Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
5:00 pm : Beer Garden open
5-8 pm : Maggie the Balloon Lady – Face Painting in the Exhibit Building
6-11 pm : Carnival Open
7pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Dept BINGO! Stand Open
6:00 pm : Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – 3D In Your Face
7:00 pm : Bret Michaels, Lita Ford & Firehouse, Doors open at 6 pm, Grandstand and General Admission tickets are $27 plus fees, Limited Gold Circle tickets are available for $127, LandMark Implement Arena, Tickets on sale at www.etix.com
10:00 pm :
 Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – 3D In Your Face

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SATURDAY, July 30th –
9:00 am : Draft Horse Competition in the Outdoor Arena
9 am-9 pm : Commercial, Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
1-5 pm : Carnival Open
1-3 pm : Maggie the Balloon Lady – making balloons by the Worm Roller
2:00 pm : Buffalo County Ag-ility Race, located east side of Exhibit Building – Sponsored by Just For Ladies & Buffalo County 4-H. Proceeds support the S.A.F.E. Center. Registration Forms available here.
4-7 pm : Maggie the Balloon Lady – Face Painting in the Exhibit Building
5:00 pm : Beer Garden open
6-11 pm : Carnival Open
7pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Dept BINGO! Stand Open
6:00 pm : Free Concert in Buffalo Corral – Whiskey Bent
7:30 pm : Jake Owen with Chase Rice in the LandMark Implement Arena, Doors open at 6pm, Tickets are $35 plus fees for Grandstand and General Admission (GA is standing only), Tickets on sale at www.etix.com
10:00 pm : Free Concert in the Buffalo Corral – Whiskey Bent

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SUNDAY, July 31st –
7:30 am : Cowboy Church in the Exhibit Building
12 pm-9 pm : Commercial, Open Class, 4-H, FFA Exhibits Open in the Exhibit Building and Extension Building
1-5 pm : Carnival Open
1-3 pm : Maggie the Balloon Lady – making balloons by the Worm Roller
1:00 pm : Joseph Hall Elvis Impersonator in the Exposition Center, Admission fee $10 at the door
1:00 pm : Pedal Tractor Pull in the Exhibit Building
3-5 pm : All Faith Worship led by Kearney Youth – Exhibit Building Indoor Stage
4-7 pm : Maggie the Balloon Lady – Face Painting in the Exhibit Building
5:00 pm : Andersen Wrecking Demolition Derby in the Outdoor Arena – Adults $12, Children $6, Tickets available in Advance at the Fair Office or Day of Demo at Gate
6-11 pm : Carnival Open
7pm-Midnight: Kearney Volunteer Fire Dept BINGO! Stand Open
7:30 pm : Red Wanting Blue with Brody Ray in the Buffalo Corral, General Admission tickets $25, Tickets available at www.etix.com.

For more on the event and events in Kearney, NE click here!

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Buffalo County Fair

The Buffalo County Fair will be open to all from July 27th-August 1st! Fun for families, couples and large groups – events for all! Below are the events for Wednesday and Thursday! Events for the rest of the week will be posted on Thursday. Enjoy all that the fair has to offer. fair

WEDNESDAY, July 27th –
5:00 pm : DRIVE OUT HUNGER: FOOD DRIVE, NORTH ENTRANCE Food Drive to benefit the Buffalo County Food Pantry. Donate 5 or more non-perishables and receive $5 off a carnival bracelet. Drop-off located at North Entrance look for the Midway Trucks! EXCLUDES VIP. VALID ONLY JULY 27TH
6:00 pm :
 CARNIVAL STARTS-WILDRIDER WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE $50 ALL YOU CAN RIDE ALL WEEK LONG!
6-11 pm : Carnival Operates
6-9 pm : Open Class & Commercial Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
7pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Dept BINGO! Stand Open

THURSDAY, July 28th –
4-9 pm : Open Class Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
5:30 pm : 4-H Cake and Pie Auction in the Exhibit Building
6-9 pm : Commercial Exhibits open in the Exhibit Building
6-11 pm : Carnival Open
7:30 pm : Judd Hoos – Buffalo Corral — $10 Cover Charge
7pm-Midnight : Kearney Volunteer Fire Department BINGO! Stand Open

For the rest of the Buffalo County Fair schedule click here!

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Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival

This weekend is the 9th annual Nebraska Wine and Jazz festival! This showcase will feature wines from a number of Nebraska wineries and jazz music performed by talented Nebraska musicians. The Kearney Area Community Foundation took over the event as the charity’s annual fundraiser. The Festival gives recognition to the value-added segment of the Nebraska agri-tourism industry while highlighting unique musicians from across our great state. Proceeds from the event go to the Foundation’s general fund used for operating the organization, as well as giving grants back to the community. The event will be hosted at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Expo Building again this year. Attendees will pay an admission fee of $25 per person and receive a souvenir glass to sample Nebraska wines and listen to outstanding Nebraska jazz musicians. There will also be a retail opportunity to purchase your favorite wine from one of Nebraska’s premier vineyards, as well as delicious food from Cunningham’s Journal. Taste a variety of microbrews and unique ales from local microbreweries!

Event begins at 5pm on Friday, May 20th!

For tickets and more information — click here!

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Nebraska’s Wine & Jazz Festival

stratford_wine_jazz_festivalGet ready to wine down at the 9th Annual Nebraska Wine & Jazz Festival Friday, May 20th-Saturday, May 21st! Thirteen Nebraska wineries and five microbreweries will be featured this year at the festival. The event will be hosted at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exposition Building.

You will also get the chance to purchase your favorite wines from Nebraska’s premier vineyards and delicious food catered by Cunningham’s Journal.

Admission is $25/guest – This includes a glass souvenir to sample the various wines and your enjoyment of live Nebraskan Jazz music!

Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: Buffalo County Fairgrounds
3807 Avenue N
Kearney, NE 68847

*You must be 21 to attend and must provide valid ID.

Click here for more information!

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