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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

10 - 20 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

22 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

28 - 29 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

12 - 14 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

3 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

28 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

9 - 26 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

1320 Lake Avenue

James E. Norsworthy came to Gothenburg with his wife Sarah in 1889. In 1905 he built this lovely 2-1/2

Gothenburg, NE Historic Homes


First Presbyterian Church

In August of 1904, the ground on which the church now stands was purchased for the sum of $450. Ground was broken in August 1905 and the original building was competed in early 1907. At that time, the total cost of the building was $5,650. The beautiful stain glass windows are original.

Gothenburg, NE Historic Churches

Pony Express Mural

The Pony Express galloped through the West in 18 short months before Nebraska gained statehood. The historic value of those early times is being preserved in Gothenburg, which was named Pony Express Capital of Nebraska in 1991

Gothenburg, NE Arts

Sod House Museum

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

Gothenburg, NE Museums

Things to do near Gothenburg, NE

Sutherland State Recreation Area

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Year Round Fishing

Cold water first brought the Rock Creek Hatchery fish truck there 52 years ago to stock rainbow trout, and Lake Ogallala beca...

Thirty-Two-Mile Station Historical Site

Constructed in 1860, Thirty-two-Mile Creek Station, or Clarke's Ranch, was a "home" station on the famed Pony Expre...