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Upcoming Events in Fairbury Nebraska


March

11 Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk - Wear your craziest St. Patty's Day attire and join the fun! You don't need to be a runner to participate! Registration for the 5K Run/Walk: 10 am at Chuckles Bar. 11 am, race begins. Pre-register and get a Shamrock Shuffle T-Shirt from Husker Promotions.

After the race, stick around for the post-race celebration where there will be cool awards, giveaways, green beer, green Jello-O shots, food and live entertainment all afternoon! Sponsored by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Chuckles Bar and the Burkley Wellness Center.

Ph: 402-729-3000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

April

15 Annual City Wide Garage Sale - Bargain Hunters Rejoice! Each April, Fairbury hosts its annual Citywide Garage Sale, sponsored by Jefferson County 4-H Jr. Leaders. You'll be able to shop 'til you drop, simply pick up a map to take you from house to house. Call for maps and information. On the same day, don't miss the HUGE indoor garage sale located in the '47 Gym, 7th & K Streets (Hwy 15). The school gym is filled to capacity with lots and lots of garage sale bargains so no need to worry about the weather! Sponsored by Fairbury Journalism Dept. Contact Diane Schutt, 402.729.6116 for more information.

Ph: 402-729-3487 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

22 Hope Crisis 10K/2mi Run - Bring the family and friends to join in this awareness event! 8:00 am Registration at Fairbury Community Building located in City Park. 8:30 am 10K Race and 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk starts. Conclusion of Run/Walk - Drawing for door prizes and pancake feed in the Community Building. Pancake feed with be held following the run/walk, free-will donations accepted.

Address: City Park , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: 402-729-2570 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

June

27 - 28 Rock Creek Trail Days - The first weekend in June gives locals and visitors a chance to travel back in time when
covered wagons and the new railroad were the principle means of transportation along the trails that cut through the Fairbury area in southeast Nebraska.

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, located 6 miles southeast of Fairbury along the Oregon Trail will play host to many activities including Black Powder demonstrations, Living History demonstrations, Mounted Cowboy Shootout and Buffalo Stew Cookout. Click Here for a complete schedule of events and contact information.

Bring your picnic basket and spend the day exploring the wonders of pioneer life. Don't miss the mounted cowboy shooting action or the buffalo stew cookout! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the weekend.

Address: Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, 57425 710 Rd. , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: (402) 729-5777 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ngpc.rock.creek.station@nebraska.gov
Web: fairbury.com
Fee: State Park Permit.

27 - 28 Annual Rails & Trails Days - The first weekend in June gives locals and visitors a chance to travel back in time when covered wagons and the new railroad were the principle means of transportation along the trails that cut through the Fairbury area in southeast Nebraska. Ride on miniature railroad, enjoy exhibits and musical entertainment, flea market and model train displays at the Historic Rock Island Depot.

The Fairbury Rock Island Depot, has been lovingly restored and filled with artifacts recounting the history of the Rock Island Railroad and the local residents who worked out of the Fairbury depot.

Address: Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum, 910 2nd St. , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: (402) 729-5131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburyridepot@windstream.net
Web: www.jeffersoncountyhistory.com
Fee: Donations welcomed.

10 Run, Walk & Roll Adventure Race - Whether you're an occasional runner, bike rider, fitness buff or serious athlete, the Run, Row, Rock & Roll Adventure Race in Fairbury is one of 10 NSC Races you won't want to miss! Fairbury's race is one of 10 held throughout the year. Teams of 3 will test their skills and endurance in a variety of disciplines. People can participate in teams of three; male, female or co ed. Over 120 participants are expected to run, canoe, bike, climb and navigate their way through the 32 mile recreation course and the 40 mile competitive course with the help of volunteers and several hundred spectators cheering them on. The Fairbury Adventure Race is sponsored by the Burkley Wellness Center and Angry Cow Adventures.

Ph: 402-729-3000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

10 Annual Bullbash - Pre-registration required. Bull Riding. PLUS Mutton Bustin' Contest For Kids. Registration begins at 6 pm Contest at 8 pm. Ages 10 and Under And Under 60 lbs.

Address: Jefferson County Fairgrounds , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: 402-587-0980 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

July

2 - 4 Annual Diller Picnic - A few of the activities that will be held include: a parade, carnival midway, pasture golf, bingo, free family entertainment in the park, Nebraska Bush Pullers tractor pull, Mud Drags along with plenty of fun and food for the entire family.

Ph: 402-729-3000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

4 4th of July Flea Market - Over 300 Vendors and 10,000 visitors. The Shriners Parade begins at 10 am on July 4th, fireworks at dusk. Don't miss the largest flea market in Southeast Nebraska! Sponsored by the Pioneer Shrine Club of Fairbury and Hebron.

Address: City Park. , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: 402-729-3000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com
Fee: Free

13 - 16 Jefferson County Fair - Enjoy the Carnival Midway, clowns and kid's activities Friday thru Sunday. Plus team roping, horse show and mutton bustin' in the Horse Arena and Youth Livestock Auction.

Thursday evening kicks off with the Pioneer Farm Family Awards and the crowning of Miss Jefferson County.
Friday night is Race Night at the Jefferson County Speedway, featuring 3/4 midget racing action.
Saturday night features Vans BBQ Chicken, plus Mechanical Bull Riding, Horse Arena Events, Open Class Racing and a Hypnotist.
Sunday night don't miss live entertainment in the Grandstand for the entire family.

Ph: 402-729-5792 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tltlikens@niobecom.net
Web: jeffcofair.us

15 Fairbury Cycling Tour - Join us for the annual Bike Ride through Jefferson County, starting in Fairbury, Nebraska. All routes include Highways in southeast Nebraska, start and stop in Fairbury. All ages welcome, but riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration: Day Of Ride, 7:00 am - 7:30 am, Burkley Wellness Center. Ride begins at 7:30 am. NO Refunds. NO Rain Dates.

Ph: 402-729-6139 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

23 Alumni Weekend - Don't miss the Fairbury Area Reunion. It's a total reunion. Dance and beer garden at 8 pm. Music by Total Sound.

Address: Downtown Fairbury at the Riverside Chevrolet car lot. 4th & F Streets. , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: 402-729-3000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburychamber@diodecom.net
Web: fairbury.com

August

12 JayHusker Racing - Jayhuskers is a traveling racing circuit at 5 different locations in Kansas (JAY-Hawks) and Nebraska (Corn-HUSKERS), hence, JayHuskers.

Enjoy the JayHusker Racing at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury with 3/4 midgets.

Ph: 402-300-0567 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.jayhusker.com

September

9 JayHusker Racing - Jayhuskers is a traveling racing circuit at 5 different locations in Kansas (JAY-Hawks) and Nebraska (Corn-HUSKERS), hence, JayHuskers.

Enjoy the JayHusker Racing at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury with 3/4 midgets.

Ph: 402-300-0567 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.jayhusker.com

November

28 Frost Frolic Holiday Market - As the area's largest craft show with more than 100 booths, Frost Frolic Holiday Market attracts hundreds of shoppers each year. 9am-3pm.

Address: Fairbury Junior-Senior High School, 1501 9th St. , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: (402) 729-6117 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: diane_schutt@yahoo.com

December

9 - 10 Christmas at the Depot - Celebrate the Christmas Season at the historic Rock Island Depot with special entertainment, model train displays and refreshments, all done up in Christmas style and cheer. Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm.

Address: Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum, 910 2nd St. , Fairbury, Nebraska
Ph: (402) 729-5131 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: fairburyridepot@alltel.net
Web: fairbury.com
Fee: Donation

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Frontier Fun Park

Nebraska's first community-built playground was built in 1995

Fairbury, NE Recreation

Carnegie Library

In 1907, the Fairbury community received a grant of $12,500 from Andrew Carnegie. Ground was broken on October 5, 1908, and the library opened to the public December 10, 1909

Fairbury, NE Carnegie Libraries


Four Corner Survey Marker

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, created the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, which had to be surveyed before settlement of the prairies could proceed. On May 8, 1855, Charles A. Manners set a cast-iron monument on the bluff west of the Missouri river at 40-degrees north latitude. In 1855

Fairbury, NE Historical Markers

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