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Thedford, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Thedford Nebraska


June

Thedford High School Alumni Reunion -

18 Annual Thedford High School Rodeo - First Saturday - The longest consecutively running high school rodeo started in 1960.

July

4 Annual Halsey Barbecue - Kids games, duck races, sand volleyball tournament, barbecue (beef or buffalo), fireworks dispay.

Ph: 308-533-2288 (Always call and confirm events)

11 - 14 Thomas County Fair - Free Barbecue, Kid's Rodeo, Pancake Feed, and many more activities.

Address: Fairgrounds, Jct Hwy 2 & 83 , Thedford, Nebraska
Ph: 308-645-2646 (Always call and confirm events)

October

Annual Sandhills Select Pen Show - Livestock Judging and Ag Quiz Bowl.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bessey Nursery

Located near Halsey, the Bessey Nursery, as originally established, comprised fifteen acres of land south of the Middle Loup River and included a two-story headquarters building, mess hall, barn, and shop building. The nursery was created in 1903

Thedford, NE National Register

Thedford Art Gallery

This major attraction is a surprising discovery for many visitors ... even more so when they learn that it is owned and totally supported by a small art group ... the Thedford Art Guild. It is an inspiration for fellow artists and travelers alike, and a warm welcome is extended to all!

Thedford, NE Arts

Thomas County Courthouse

Following the establishment of Thomas County, Thedford became the county seat in 1887, and a courthouse was built two years later. The courthouse served the county well until it was destroyed in a fire in 1920. After some delays a special election was held in 1923

Thedford, NE Historic Courthouses

Nebraska National Forest

The Nebraska National Forest, located one mile west of Halsey and twenty minutes from Thedford along Highway 2 offers some of the most fabulous scenery in the state. It's been called a forest planted in the desert -- a ponderosa pine wilderness in the middle of the sandhills.

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Thedford, NE National Forests

Scott Lookout Tower

You can see the trees and beautiful sand hills countryside for miles when you climb to the top of the Scott Lookout Tower. Visitors may view the sandhills scenery and tree plantations as well as learn about forest fire spotting techniques. The stairway to the observation deck is steep;

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Things to do near Thedford, NE

Keller Park Hunting

In the fall, the area opens to hunting, in season, the day after Labor Day. Hunters will find opportunity for cottontails, ...

Sandhills Museum

Relive the colorful history of this unique area. Collection includes: 15 pre-1928 antique automobiles, ...