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Upcoming Events in Gothenburg Nebraska


Monthly

Farmer's Market - Last Thursday in July - last Thursday in September (Annually) - Purchase farm fresh produce and fresh baked goods raised and prepared by area growers and bakers. Sales begin at 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. or while supplies last.

Address: 9th St & Lake Ave , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-3505 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: AnneA@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com

June

11 - 21 National Pony Express Reride Across Nebraska - Riders will gallop across the state carrying personal mail and commemorative letters. Watch the riders exchange the mochila on the 96 Ranch, 2 mi S. of I-80 Exit 211, then 1 1/2 mi E.

The Pony Express began operation on April 3, 1860. The National Pony Express Association conducts a Re-Ride of the Pony Express every year, carrying mail in a mochila across the 8 states that now comprise the National Pony Express Historic Trail. This Re-Ride is undertaken in 10 days and runs 24/7, just like in 1860.

Address: Along Pony Express Trail , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-3505 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com

23 Annual Dawson County Car and Bike Show - No entry fee. No charge for vendors. Dash plaques for the first 125 registered. Free will donation. Registration 8am-12. Awards at 3. Show held at Ehmen Park. Hwy 47 and 16th. Look for signs.

Address: 817 Jefferson , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-520-6737 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pilgrimlewis@yahoo.com
Fee: Free

July

29 - 30 Fourth of July Celebration - The Pony Express Rodeo and Mutton Busting Contest, Jr. Rodeo Queen Contest, Boy Scout BBQ, and Fourth of July Fireworks are all major attractions of this annual event, which draws visitors from across the state.

Address: 22-27 Lake Ave. , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-2635 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com

September

13 - 15 Harvest Festival - 3rd weekend of September (Annually)- Thursday: "Dogs on Parade"
Friday: Kid's Parade
Saturday: Parade, Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Kid's Games, Entertainment, Collections Display, and much, much more.

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Address: Ehmen Park is located at 15th Street and Lake Avenue. , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-3505 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: AnneA@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com

November

4 Christmas Bazaar - Homemade items, crafts and baked goods.

Address: Senior Center, 410 20th St , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-7465 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: AnneA@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com
Fee: Free

December

29 Magic on Main Street - Catch some holiday magic and enjoy caroling, hayrack rides, live mannequins, Santa, prize drawings, food vendors and more. 5-7pm.

Address: Downtown , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-3505 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com
Fee: Free

10 - 27 Shining Light Celebration - Over 10,000 lights welcome you as you drive through the magical wonderland of sparkling displays visited annually by young and old alike. Visit Santa, enjoy a hayrake ride and warm up with some apple cider. 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. nightly.

Address: KOA Campground, I-80 & Hwy 47 , Gothenburg, Nebraska
Ph: 308-537-7387 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@GothenburgDelivers.com
Web: www.gothenburgdelivers.com
Fee: Donation

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ernest A. Calling House

Ernest A. Calling, a pioneer businessman of Gothenburg, hired L.J. Anderson to build this distinctive Queen Anne style home in 1907. Born in Klipp, Sweden, in 1870, Calling emigrated to the United States in 1889

Gothenburg, NE National Register

Sod House Museum

The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988

Gothenburg, NE Museums

Gothenburg Carnegie Library

The library was built in 1916 with assistance from a $7,000

Gothenburg, NE Carnegie Libraries


Historic Depot

In the years from 1863 to 1868 the railroad had become a certainty. During the five year period, the first operations of mapping, surveying, setting telegraph poles and planning the roadbed had been completed. The railroad through this territory was completed in 1868

Gothenburg, NE Railroad History

Things to do near Gothenburg, NE

Plum Creek Massacre Site

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Thunder Alley Raceway Park

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