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Avenue of Flags - Johnson County Avenue of Flags was established October 30, 1985 as a Memorial to the deceased Veterans of Johnson County who had served on active duty in the Armed Services of the United States.

The Memorial Flags are displayed on Sunday and Monday of the Memorial Day weekend, on July 4th Holiday and on Veterans Day.

Capacity of the Memorial is 488 flags. For those who did not reserve space at the Courtyard, flags are being accepted for display on the "Wall of Honor" located at the new Veterans Club, 255 Clay Street.
For information on display of flags for deceased Veterans, or to make contributions for operation and upkeep of the Memorial, call 402-335-3275 or write to Avenue of Flags, P.O. Box 581, Tecumseh, NE 68450.

Ph: 402-335-3275 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.tecumsehne.com/avenue-of-flags.html

March

13 - 14 Home and Garden Show -
The 2013 Johnson County Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Tecumseh Community Building located on the south side of the square in downtown Tecumseh. The two day event begins on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Prize drawings will be held on both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Call the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce at 402-335-3400 for more information.
Click here for more details.

BOOTHS
Booths for the event are 8 feet by 8 feet. Booths are draped and come with a 6 foot covered table and 2 chairs. If two booths are needed, they will be located side by side.
Main Gym Floor Booths - $100 each
Stage and Basement Booths - $75.00 each
Outside Booth - $75.00 each
- Outside booths are 10 feet by 10 feet and numbers are limited.
- Outside booths are space only, vendors must supply their own equipment.
- No refunds on outside booths due to inclement weather.

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Photo by The Tecumseh Chieftain


RESTRICTIONS
Gas powered equipment is welcome in your booth, as long as it does not have any fuel in it.
Power items may be displayed and demonstrated outside of the building at your own risk.
VENDORS
There will be a minimum of 50 Vendors. For a list of the 2013 Vendors, click here.
PRIZES
The 2013 Johnson County Home and Garden Show Committee will give away prizes on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
- Tickets may be purchased prior to the event from any committee member.
- Many getaway packages and numerous gift certificates will be given away.
- Vendors may purchase tickets to give away from their booth.

Ph: 402-335-3570 (Always call and confirm events)

April

11 Easter Egg Hunt - The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held every year on in the City Park, weather permitting. The alternate site is the Baptist Church Activity Center. All area children, toddlers to 6th grade are invited to attend and search for Easter Eggs which contain money, candy and prizes donated by area businesses. If they are lucky enough, they might find the Grand Prize Egg!

Address: On the Courthouse Lawn , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: 402-335-3570 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pdarling@windtstream.net.

May

18 - 20 Radio Controlled Air Show - ____Missouri Valley Jet Scramble____


Every summer the Missouri Valley Jet Scramble is held at the Tecumseh Airport. This annual event is fun and exciting and draws "flyers" from all over the mid-west.


For more information, please call Mark Basel at 402-304-3952.

Address: Tecumseh Airport. , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: Mark @ 402-304-3952. (Always call and confirm events)

July

4 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks - The City of Tecumseh fireworks display takes place on the 4th of July every summer. Children's activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. Free Hot dogs and water will be served. The fireworks show begins at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.) on the Johnson County Fairgrounds located on the west edge of town. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!! (rain date is July 5th)

To donate to the fireworks fund, call Bruce Dalluge at 402-335-3344 or via email at mmd.law@windstream.net.

Ph: 402-335-3570 (Always call and confirm events)

August

8 Extreme Bull Riding Tour - - The Extreme Bull Riding Tour, sponsored by Johnson County Agricultural & Mechanical Society, Renk Seed & Stutheit Implement, will be held on August 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, West Highway 136 in Tecumseh, NE.
The Beer Garden and Grill opens at 6 p.m.
Adult Admission: $10
Ages 5-18: $5
A dance, sponsored by Tecumseh Economic Development, M&M Supply, Channel Seeds, Tecumseh Federal Bank and Tecumseh Insurance Center, will be held following the event with the Silas Creek Band.
For more Extreme Bull Riding events click here for their 2019 Schedule.


A dance will be held following the event

Address: West HIghway 136 in Tecumseh, NE , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: 402-335-3570 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.tecumsehne.com/extreme-bull-riding.html
Fee: yes

13 - 16 Johnson County Fair - The Veteran's Parade and Big Fair Parade are held on Sunday evening and always draw a huge crowd along the parade route from the downtown square to the fairgrounds. Click here to print a copy of the Sunday Parade Entry Form.
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The Johnson County Fair is held the third weekend in August every summer. Click here to view the 4-H schedule.
The County 4-H participants showcase their projects, animals and skills during the Fair. Click here to link to the 4-H page.
Carnival rides (armband nights Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6-10 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. $20), 4-H judging, grandstand shows, antique tractor pull, special events, kids rodeo Saturday, and Church Service Sunday morning are all part of the activities at the Fair.
The Premium Livestock Sale will be on Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Address: Johnson County Fairgrounds , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: 402-335-7050 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: Bottom of info above
City page www.tecumsehne.com/johnson-county-fair1.html

September

12 Demolition Derby - September 14, 2019 is the date for the Demolition Derby sponsored by the Johnson County Ag & Mechanical Society along with Joel Dunekacke, Elk Creek Welding & Steel. Many local drivers participate in the event. Come early and stay late and enjoy the fun-filled evening of smash 'em up cars!!
FEATURED RACES:
Limited Weld
Bone Stock
90's & Newer
The Beer Garden opens at 5:00 p.m.
Demo Derby action begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. (check in begins at 3:00 p.m.)
Food & Drinks available on the Grounds
$10 for Adults, $5 ages 5-18, Entry fee & Pit passes $20 (no one under 16 allowed in the pits)​

Web: www.tecumsehne.com/demo-derby.html

October

2 - 4 TRAIL OF TREASURES - Discover Miles of Treasures Along Nebraska’s Heritage Highway!
Border to Border Across Southern Nebraska

trail-of-treasures-mannyA 17-county area spanning Nebraska’s Heritage Highway 136, Highway 6 and Highway 34, has organized a three-day event to promote our towns, our businesses and our people. There will be open stores, garage and yard sales, antiques to be found and much more.

Our Trail of Treasures Shopper Guide contains Vendors and Sponsors for each participating town. Vendor sites are mapped and listed within each town. Each Vendor listing provides a brief description of their “Treasures” and the times they will be open to assist you as you plan your route for each day. Official Vendor sites will be marked with our official Trail of Treasures signs. We look forward to seeing you.

A special thank you to each Volunteer, Vendor and Sponsor whose efforts made this event possible.

Address: ALONG 136 HIWAY -- NE. , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: (402) 335-0745 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@heritagehighway136.com
Web: heritagehighway136.com/events/flea-market-2

2 - 4 TRAIL OF TREASURES - A 14-county area spanning Nebraska’s Heritage Highway 136 has organized a three-day event to promote our towns, our businesses and our people. There will be open stores, garage and yard sales, antiques to be found and much more.Our Trail of Treasures Shopper Guide contains Vendors and Sponsors for each participating town. Vendor sites are mapped and listed within each town. Each Vendor listing provides a brief description of their “Treasures” and the times they will be open to assist you as you plan your route for each day. Official Vendor sites will be marked with our official Trail of Treasures signs. We look forward to seeing you.

Address: ALONG 136 HIWAY -- NE. , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: (402) 335-0745 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@heritagehighway136.com
Web: heritagehighway136.com/events/flea-market-2

December

2 Avenue of Trees & Annual Chili Cook-off - Tree decorating contest - The annual Avenue of Trees is displayed around the courthouse square every December. Area businesses purchase the locally grown trees and decorate them. The judging is usually done the first weekend in December. It's a wonderful sight and a beautiful display around the square. For more information or to reserve a spot, call City Hall or email Paula Darling. CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE is the first Sunday, 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. including the Avenue of Trees and Annual Chili cook-off.

Chili cook-off:

In combination with the Avenue of Trees display is the annual Chili Cook-off sponsored by the Tecumseh Historic Square Committee. This popular event is held in the Community Building from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. Area Chili/Soup connoisseurs bring their best pot of chili/soup to be judged and enjoyed by all who attend. Prizes will be awarded for the top three places at 7:00 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce also serves complementary chili and vegetable beef soup to all attendees from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Musical Entertainment
There will also be musical entertainment to be enjoyed by all who view the model trains and visit JCNHS sponsored vendors at the Cornerstone Building from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m

Event Schedule
www.tecumsehne.com/uploads/1/0/4/6/1046396/ad_for_christmas_on_the_square.pdf

Address: Cornerstone Building at 3rd and Clay , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: 402-336-3570 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pdarling@windstream.net
Web: www.tecumsehne.com/christmas-on-the-square.html

4 Tecumseh Community Christmas -
Every year Santa Claus visit's Tecumseh. The Children will get to sit on Santa's lap and tell him if they have been naughty or nice and are treated to a bag of goodies.
The children can also enjoy a horse drawn hayrack ride.
The event runs from 4:30-6 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at the Tecumseh Community Building.

Address: Tecumseh Community Building , Tecumseh, Nebraska
Ph: 402-335-3400 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tecumsehchamber@windstream.net
Web: www.tecumsehne.com/
www.tecumsehne.com/tecumseh-community-christmas.html

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Johnson County Courthouse

Established in 1857, Johnson County is one of the earliest counties in Nebraska. Tecumseh, which was designated the county seat, was platted in 1856. The present courthouse dates from the 1880s period of

Tecumseh, NE Historic Courthouses

Carnegie Building

The first public libraries for Tecumseh were not pretentious. They were kept in private homes, at the city hall and elsewhere, with such books and magazines as could be secured through contributions and otherwise. The women of the city carried on the work of librarians. June 6, 1907

Tecumseh, NE Carnegie Libraries

Gazebo

The gazebo on the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square was built as a prop for the TV mini-series, "AMERIKA,"

Tecumseh, NE Landmarks

Memorial Cannon

This replica of a World War I cannon stands on the west courthouse lawn in memory of the USS Maine destroyed in the Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898.

Tecumseh, NE Memorials

Tecumseh Opera House

The Tecumseh Opera House is a two-story brick building on the west side of the courthouse square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was built in 1880 by W.R. Spicknell and W.H. Hassett.

Tecumseh, NE National Register

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