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Upcoming Events in Ogallala Nebraska


January

6 - 7 Ogallala Gun Show - Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 9am-3pm.

Address: Keith Co. Fairgrounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-274-4066 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $3

February

17 - 18 Oregon Trail Home Show - This annual event is held at the Keith County Fairgrounds in Ogallala the last weekend in February and features venders whose focus is home improvement and betterment.

Address: County Fairgrounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4909 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: ogallalakeithcounty.chambermaster.com

May

28 Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament - Held the first weekend of May, this annual tournament is sponsored by the Oregon Trail Trading Post in Lewellen, 31 miles north of Ogallala.

Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-778-5879 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lakemcconaughy.com

12 - 13 Annual Shut Up & Fish Walleye Tournament - This annual premier walleye tournament is held the third weekend of May and is sponsored by the Oregon Trail Trading Post.

Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-778-5879 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nwtrails.org/

June

26 Annual Go Fish Kids Fishing Clinic & Water Expo - The Nebraska Walleye Association's Go Fish Kids Fishing Clinic and Water Expo at Lake Ogallala June 4, beginning at 9:00 am.

Kids ages 4-14 are welcome and will rotate through several stations on fishing, water safety, kayaking and more in the morning. Then they get lunch and have time to try fishing and kayaking with volunteers. The whole program is free and the kids walk out with tons of cool goodies and knowledge!

A flyer and registration for can be found at www.nebraskawalleye.com under the Go Fish Kids link

Ph: 308-289-0017 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nebraskawalleye.com

27 Couple's Classic Golf Tournament - Address: West Winds Golf Course , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4066 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@visitogallala.com
Web: www.visitogallala.com

2 - 3 Colorado Walleye Assoc. Walleye Tournament - Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Web: cowalleye.com/cwa/page/Tournaments
Fee: $160.00 Per Team

July

4 4th of July Festival - The largest fireworks show between Omaha and Denver is held in Ogallala each 4th of July. The show starts just after sunset.

Address: Western Diamonds Sports Complex , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4066 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: orla@visitogallala.com
Web: www.visitogallala.com/

7 - 8 Cabelas Regional Walleye Championship - The top 25 teams from CO, NE, KS, WY and SD will compete for over $30k!!

Address: Lake McConaughy NE. , Ogallala, Nebraska
Web: kansaswalleye.org
Fee: $250.00 per team

21NE0416023e004 - Ogallala Annual Kites and Castles - Join kite fliers and sand sculptors from around the nation for one of the most unique family events in the USA. The white sand beaches at Lake McConaughy are perfect for a sand castle building contest and kite flying. There's no entry fee and there are events for all skills and ages. Special categories for youth and families.
Held the last Saturday in July, the day ends with a concert and barbecue.
*FUN FOR ALL*
CASH, TROPHIES, & MERCHANDISE PRIZES
PLUS A FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
Held on the shores of beautiful Lake McConaughy,

Address: Martin Bay, Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-289-1036 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: crystal@windesignsonline.com
Web: www.kitesandcastles.com/
Fee: Free

August

31 - 5 Keith County Fair and Rodeo - This week-long event has something for every member of your family including a parade, rodeo, antique tractor pull and stock pickup pull, barbecue, nationally known entertainers, sand volleyball tournament, demolition derby, chuckwagon breakfast, horseshoe pitching, and carnival. The fair is held the second weekend in August.

Address: County Fairgounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-726-8217 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.keithcountyfair.com
Fee: Free

4 Antique Tracktor Pull & Show - Held during the Keith County Fair. 9:00 am. The week-long fair has something for every member of your family including a parade, rodeo, antique tractor pull and stock pickup pull, barbecue, nationally known entertainers, sand volleyball tournament, demolition derby, chuckwagon breakfast, horseshoe pitching, and carnival. The fair is held the second weekend in August.

Address: Fairgrounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4066 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: orla@visitogallala.com
Web: www.keithcountyfair.com

4 - 5 Round Up Rodeo - Held during the Keith County Fair. Rodeo, horse show and exhibits. The week-long Fair has something for every member of your family including a parade, rodeo, antique tractor pull and stock pickup pull, barbecue, nationally known entertainers, sand volleyball tournament, demolition derby, chuckwagon breakfast, horseshoe pitching, and carnival. The fair is held the second weekend in August.

Address: Fairgrounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4025 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.keithcountyfair.com

24 - 27 Hobie 61 Mac Attack Sailboat Regatta - The Trans Mac Regatta is held annually at Lake McConaughy Labor Day Weekend.

Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-778-5879 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hobiefleet61.org/

September

31 - 2 Toucan Open - Windsurfing Festival - Over 100 participants from around the country gather to race in one of the country's largest windsurfing events. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-423-0654 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@larsonsport.com
Web: www.larsonsport.com
Fee: Free

6 - 8 Indian Summer Rendezvous - For years the people of Ogallala have welcomed the Indian Summer Rendezvous and it's fans to celebrate our colorful past with bands, live entertainment, dancing and a diverse assortment of local talents The Rendezvous is held 3rd weekend of September in downtown Ogallala. The trademark big top tent in the center of the Ogallala business district houses nearly all of the events.

Address: Downtown , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-6542 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ogallalaindiansummerrendezvous.com
Fee: Free

8 - 9 Annual Stetson's Fishing Classic - Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-355-2793 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lakemcconaughy.com

November

10 Annual Arts & Crafts Show - Over 90 venders with homemade items make this a craft show to attend. Held the third Saturday in November at the Keith County Fairgrounds, the timing is perfect to do some Holiday shopping! 9am-4pm.

Address: Fairgrounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4066 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: orla@visitogallala.com
Web: www.lakemcconaughy.com
Fee: Free

December

29 Christmas Parade of Lights - The Ogallala/Keith County Chamber Promotions Committee organizes the Parade of Lights each year in downtown Ogallala. The floats are festive, lighted and kick off the holiday season. The annual parade is held the Thursday after Thanksgiving. 5:30pm.

Address: Spruce St , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-4066 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: ogallalakeithcounty.chambermaster.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Boot Hill Sculpture

The sculpture at the top of Boot Hill was done by the late Dr. B. L. Gainsforth, long time Ogallala dentist and orthodontist. The sculpture was done in the likeness of Samual (Lep)

Ogallala, NE Landmarks

Little Church of Keystone

The Little Church at Keystone is a monument to religious harmony. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this combined Catholic/Protestant Church was built in a pioneer town that was too small for two churches. Special dispensation was received from Pope Leo XIII.

Ogallala, NE Historic Churches

Ole's Big Game Collection

Ole's displays nearly 200 mounts representing big game from every continent in the world. Hundreds of pictures and memorabilia share the rustic, knotty pine walls with trophy heads of North American and African big game. Many are world class records. The full mount of a 1500 pound, 11

Ogallala, NE Collections

Bayside Golf Course

Our 18-hole golf course is new and exciting, challenging, yet conquerable. With our seven sets of tee boxes, you can see the course in a new light with each round of play. Designed by Dan Proctor and Dave Axland, our course is "Links"

Ogallala, NE Golf Courses

Boot Hill Cemetery

Since cowboys generally were buried with their boots on, the first cemetery in the area was aptly named Boot Hill. It was Ogallala's only official burying ground during the "end of the trail" decade, from 1874 through 1884

Ogallala, NE Cemeteries

Things to do near Ogallala, NE

Gosper County Carnival

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