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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

24 - 25 Oregon Trail Home Show - This annual event is held at the Keith County Fairgrounds in Ogallala the last weekend in February and features vendors whose focus is home improvement and betterment. Bring the family and enjoy the day! Concessions available.
Check out the many display booths which will include: Contractors, Appliances, Jet Skis, Sports Items, Landscaping, Health Products & Services, Household Supplies, Utilities, Photography, Electronics, Specialty Booths & Much More!

Address: County Fairgrounds , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-284-2997 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.facebook.com/events/683325352056076/

May

6 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

June

23 - 24 Annual Shut Up & Fish Walleye Tournament - This annual premier walleye tournament, run by the Nebraska Walleye Trail, is a 2 day regular season points qualifier.

Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-355-2321 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.newallitrail.com/

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/

25 - 29 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.

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

28NE0416023e004 - 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

28 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.

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

28 - 29 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.

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

September

1 - 2 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: 308-289-2061 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hobiefleet61.org/

7 - 9 Toucan Open - Windsurfing Festival - Over 100 participants from around the country gather to race in one of the country's largest windsurfing events. Informal windsurfing, paddle boarding and beach camping, 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

8 - 9 Annual Stetson’s Fall Classic Walleye Tournament - Rules and Regulations:

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Address: Lake McConaughy , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 308-355-2793 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sstetson@lakemac.net
Web: www.lakemcconaughy.com

20 - 22 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

22 Indian Summer Rendezvous Car Show - Registration is $30 and $15 for additional cars, starts at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Car Show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The poker run starts at 4 p.m. and ends at Valentino's at 6 p.m. for dinner. We have door prizes and willing be giving away a motor, 4 tires from r tire & alignment, $300 at Smitty's Chrome. Also raffling off 1 year pass to Prairie Theatre, $250 tent, $250 windshield, & $225 Optima Battery.

Address: Prairie Theater, 208 N Spruce Street , Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph: 618-375-1999 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $30 registration, $15 each additional car, $6 dollar for additional meal tickets, and free to any spectators.

November

17 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

6 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 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

Petrified Wood Gallery

Kenfield Brothers Petrified Wood Gallery is a museum of natural history specializing in ancient woods. The gallery contains a selection of gems and minerals as well as arrowheads and Indian artifacts collected over forty years by twin brothers Harvey and Howard Kenfield.

Ogallala, NE Museums

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

Mansion on the Hill

An authentic Victorian style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places , the Mansion on the Hill was Ogallala?s finest residence when it was completed in 1887

Ogallala, NE Historic Homes

Things to do near Ogallala, NE

Medicine Creek Fishing

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