Clay Center, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Clay Center Nebraska


27 - 3 Annual Quilt Show - First Two Weekends - Exhibit of historical, antique, collectible and new quilts.

Address: Clay County Museum. , Clay Center, Nebraska
Ph: 402-463-8396. (Always call and confirm events)


23 - 24 Spring Wing Ding - First Weekend - A two-day event focusing on the Wet lands and spring waterfowl migration featuring: tours to local marshes, noon cookout, seminars and a banquet/wildlife auction.

Address: High School Gym , Clay Center, Nebraska
Ph: 402-762-3518 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $12.50


1 - 3 Bargains on Byway - A three days of sales in businesses, garage & yard sales in 16 towns over 9 counties in South Central Nebraska. Located along Heritage Highway Byway 136 and surrounding areas.

Ph: 308-470-0499 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


3 - 6 Clay County Fair - Mid-Summer - The Clay County Fair devotes four days to friendly competition and entertainment. The best of fruits, vegetables, handmade articles, crafts, livestock, and livestock growers are determined and awarded prizes. A carnival and other amusements heighten family fun.

Ph: 402-460-4749 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

4 Fourth of July Celebration - The day begins with a parade, followed by a barbecue, kids' games, Ice Cream Social, Little Miss Firecracker & Uncle Sam Contest, ballgames, sand volleyball and ends with a fantastic fireworks display.

Address: Main St , Clay Center, Nebraska
Ph: 402-762-3518 (Always call and confirm events)


River Retreat - A community gathering down by the Little Blue River; food, games and fun!


1 - 2 Old Trusty Days - Old Trusty Days, nationally known, brings life to the fairgrounds again. From across the United States, people attend this two-day celebration of "the way it was" in Nebraska. An extensive flea market, displays, steam engines, threshing, blacksmithing, turn-of-the-century crafts and homespun novelties. A parade of Grandpa's, and even Great Grandpa's, farm machinery highlight the event. Sat, 8am-8pm; Sun, 8am-5pm.

Address: Fairgrounds , Clay Center, Nebraska
Ph: 402-762-2487 (Always call and confirm events)


24 A Christmas Evening - First Saturday - Dinner, beautiful decorations, variety of entertainment. Dinner 7pm.

Address: 4-H Building at Fairgrounds , Clay Center, Nebraska
Ph: 402-762-3511 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Price: $10

25 Candlelight Christmas - First Sunday - Ethnic foods, toy making, hands-on activities for children. Christmas music. 1:30pm-6pm.

Address: Clay County Museum, 316 W. Glenvil , Clay Center, Nebraska
Ph: 402-772-4041 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

St. Martin's Catholic Church

St. Martin's Catholic Church was designed by architect James H. Craddock in the Gothic Revival style and was erected in 1907-8. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Clay Center, NE Historic Churches

Spring Ranche Cemetery

Unique and Aged stones in Spring Ranche Cemetery.

Spring Ranche Cemetery

Clay Center, NE Cemeteries

Clay Center City Park

The Clay Center City Park is complete with a swimming pool, playground equipment, picnic tables, a sheltered building, a horseshoe-playing area, and modern restrooms. It is perfect setting for reunions, celebrations, and simple family fun.

The park was originally the site of the "

Clay Center, NE Recreation

Roman L. Hruska Meat Animal Research Center

Scientists at the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) develop new technology in order to increase the efficiency of livestock production and benefit consumers. The MARC was authorized by Congress on June 16, 1964

Clay Center, NE Research Centers

Things to do near Clay Center, NE

Mahoney SP Theatres

There's a gift shop and game room at Kiewit Lodge and an orientation theater in the John R. Lauritzen Administration Building...