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Upcoming Events in Niobrara Nebraska


January

14 St. Williams Catholic Church Soup/Sandwich Luncheon - Serving chili, potato soup, taverns, hotdogs, desserts - all you can eat.
11am to 1pm.

Ph: 402-857-3438 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

February

3 Annual Soup Cook-off - Soup Cook-Off 11a.m.-1p.m.
Come to eat, and prizes for soups.

Ph: 402-857-3300 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com
Fee: $15 registration fee; $5.00 all you can eat.

April

7 - 8 Annual Bargain Buyway - 2 days of bargains follow the trail from Hwy. 12/14 at Niobrara west to Butte, then down to Atkinson follow the towns to Hwy. 14 and work your way back to Niobrara!
There is food, crafts, auctions, rummage sales and more.

Ph: 402-857-3565 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

June

25 - 27 Annual Bridging the Shores Celebration - First weekend in June. Come to Niobrara, Where the Niobrara river ends and the Missouri bends!

Friday -- 6:00 p.m. - Car Cruisin' w/ KK93, Kiddie Parade- Wild West theme, Coin Toss, Live Music at Jimmy Deans' Lounge

Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - Car Wash, Car Show, 10:00 a.m. - Cutest Kids Contest, Bake Sale, Museum open honoring 100 yrs. w/ Great Plains Communications, Book Fair, Remote Control Car Races, Noon - Hot Dog Eating Contest, Hot Dog Lunches, Inflatable fun, snow cones, and cotton candy, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Shopping Spree in the Hall - 2:00 p.m. - Road Rally, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Billie Bob's BBQ, 9:00 p.m. - Street Dance - 10:00 p.m. Crowning King and Queen

Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Ecumenical Church Service in Lutheran church, Pancakes and Sausage at Lutheran Fellowship Hall - sponsored by Amer. Legion, 11:00 a.m. Duck Float, Museum open, Food Special at Two Rivers Saloon, 1:00 p.m. - Parade - 100 years w/ Great Plains Communications, Car Club activities to follow parade.

Ph: 402-857-3515 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

July

23 Alumni Reunion - Start making plans to attend the annual alumni reunion. It's time to renew those friendships and reminisce about the good old days at NHS! A tour of the old building will quickly bring back a store of memories. Honored classes have sent invitations and have begun making plans with classmates!!

Saturday:

4:00 pm to 6:45 pm - Registration at school gym
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Social Hour at the WFLA Hall
7:00 pm - Banquet in the school gym
9:00 pm - FREE dance at the WFLA Hall

Sunday church services with coffee and rolls.

Ph: 402-857-3323 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

August

28 City-wide Garage Sales - Annual Town Wide Rummage sales, every year, 1st weekend in August.

Ph: 402-857-3546 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

3 - 5 Ponca Indian Pow Wow - Ponca Tribe of Nebraska pow wow celebration. Includes traditional singing, dancing and food.

Address: Pow Wow Grounds, 5 mi. S.W. of town , Niobrara, Nebraska
Ph: 402-857-3519 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com
Fee: Free

November

27 Presbyterian Church Octoberfest Turkey Supper - First Saturday of deer season. Presbyterian Church annual Fall supper with Turkey and all the trimmings, also a Country Store.

Ph: 402-857-3457 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

December

24 Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Annual Christmas Craft Fair, quilt raffle, VFW raffle, Kids activities and a visit with Santa, Soup/sandwich lunches available, poinsettias for sale, lots of drawings for prizes! First Saturday.
To book a table at the craft fair - Betty-402-857-3515

Ph: 402-857-3565 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.niobrarane.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Niobrara Valley Golf Course

This nine-hole course with grass greens was built on the old town site. Carts available for rent.

Niobrara, NE Recreation

Church of Our Most Merciful Savior

Built in 1884, this one story church with board and batten siding is the only surviving Episcopal mission in the county. Services are still conducted with a beautifully wood finished interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Priest in Charge - Fr. David Hussey

Niobrara, NE Historic Churches

Mormon Monument

In 1846 Newell Knight, his family, and a company of Mormons left Nauvoo, Illinois to search out a home in the Rocky Mountains. Due to hardships, the group could not go on and they built a fort of log cabins by the Niobrara

Niobrara, NE Monuments

Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Chief Standing Bear merely wanted to fulfill a promise; instead, he became part of one of the West's most famous trials. The Chief's son, like many of his tribe, had taken ill after being forced onto a reservation in Oklahoma. On his deathbed, the son uttered a final wish:

Niobrara, NE Indian Heritage

Ponca Tribe Marker

This has been the homeland of the Ponca Indians since earliest recorded history. In 1866, the Federal government signed the treaty of Fort Laramie, which transferred the land to the Sioux without the permission of the Ponca. Treaties made with the government in 1856

Niobrara, NE Historical Markers

Things to do near Niobrara, NE