The Commercial National Bank Ainsworth Chamber of Commerce

Ainsworth, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Ainsworth Nebraska


16 - 17 18th Annual Niobrara River Polar Bear Festival -
Friday night is the kick-off party at the Meadville Store then kararoke !!!
Saturday at noon "Liquid Courage" at the Meadville Store!!
1pm. registration for the "dippers' at the store.
2pm music and bonfire at the Niobrara River
3pm is the Polar Bear Dip - Brrrrrrrrrr :) at the river in Meadville Park.
3:30pm = coronation of Polar Bear King and Queen
4pm to 11pm Military Band at Meadville Store --- have some fun.

Hours -- starts at 3pm.

Address: Meadville , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-497-2440 (Always call and confirm events)


4 Independence Day Meadville Celebration - Meadville hosts its annual Fourth of July parade, free BBQ, dance, antique tractor pull and ball games.

Ph: 402-497-2440 (Always call and confirm events)

20 K-Bar Bike Ride - Bike ride through the beautiful Niobrara River Valley. 7am.

Address: East City Park , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-497-2440 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $25-$30.00

22 - 24 Middle of Nowhere Carnival Days - Have a great time at the D.C. Lynch Carnival. Enjoy the hamburger feed and ice cream social, along with turtle races and a tractor pullette.

Address: Main St , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-387-2740 (Always call and confirm events)


30 - 31 Annual National Country Music Festival - 2nd Weekend - ALL NEW FORMAT! Everything from traditional to modern country. Featuring Drew Davis, Tate Stevens, OutBack, Green River Band, Tami Hall and the Regulators, and MUCH MORE! Starts Friday at 5:00 pm. Saturday features citywide garage sales, and Arts in the Park from 10 am until 4 pm, featuring craft and food vendors, with music starting Saturday at NOON. Beer garden open 5-11p.m. daily. FFA hamburgers Friday, breakfast Saturday. Maps and shuttles will be available. All passes come with merchant coupons!

Address: Ainsworth City Park , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-387-2740 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Weekend and Daily Passes, $15 - $30, 9 and under free with adult.


20 - 23 Brown County Fair and Rodeo - Every Labor Day Weekend, cowboys and cowgirls from Nebraska and nearby states compete in the MSRA/NSRA sanctioned three day rodeo. The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880's. Since those early days, the fair has opened up to all residents of the county and includes a large variety of exhibit choices: all breeds of livestock, poultry, field crops, garden crops, flowers, arts and crafts and several home arts divisions.

In 1986, the "Booster Button" concept was introduced. This concept provides quality well-know grandstand entertainment for the week at one price. The revenue from the sale of buttons has enabled the Fair Board to improve the buildings and grounds, offer free stage entertainment, more exhibits, shows and displays creating a fair that indeed has "something for everyone". There is no gate fee so the fair is available to everyone every day for fun and enjoyment.

Address: Johnstown Fairgrounds , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-387-2740 (Always call and confirm events)


20 Open House & Gingerbread Decorating Contest - Categories for all ages. Enjoy refreshments and a sing along. 1-4pm.

Address: Brown County Historical Society, 5th St & Old Hwy 7 , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-387-2061 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

20 Women's Club Annual Christmas Pageant - First Weekend - Decorated trees display 1-4 pm. Celebrate with carols and pageantry for the holidays.

Address: School Learning Center, 520 E. 2nd , Ainsworth, Nebraska
Ph: 402-387-2536 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Cowboy Trail

By the late 1800s, the United States saw railroad tracks stretched, like a giant web, across its entirety, carrying cargo and travelers towards settlement in the West. Long silenced, abandoned, and almost forgotten, a hundred years later the rails are beginning to see travelers once again. They'

Ainsworth, NE Recreation

Sellers-Barton Museum

The first museum was a log cabin built in 1936, with logs from the Niobrara River. Mrs. Nettie Sellors provided the funds for

Ainsworth, NE Museums

Miller Hotel - NHR

The Miller Hotel in Long Pine was originally built as a two-story frame house in 1895. It was converted to a hotel in 1914 when a ten-room wing was added. The hotel is historically significant for its association with the

Ainsworth, NE National Register


In 1991, the village of Johnstown was the site of filming for the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "O Pioneers!" Viewing the old fashioned main street with board sidewalk is a trip down memory lane with a unique "Old West" appearance.

Johnstown was established in 1882

Ainsworth, NE Historic Towns

Coleman House Museum

The Coleman House contains clothing, furniture, memorabilia, a genealogical file,

Ainsworth, NE Museums

Things to do near Ainsworth, NE

Calamus State Fish Hatchery

Open daily from 10am-4pm. Closed holidays. Must schedule tours in advance (48 hours preferred). Normally only two tours...