Orleans, Nebraska

Upcoming Events in Orleans Nebraska


3 Easter Egg Hunts - County Wide. Alma, Orleans, Republican City, Oxford and Stamford

Ph: 308-868-4121 (Always call and confirm events)


22 - 24 Memorial Day Weekend Garage Sales - County Wide - Republican City, Alma, Orleans

Ph: 308-868-4121 (Always call and confirm events)


18 - 22 Harlan County Junior Fair - 4-H exhibits, livestock judging and sale, free entertainment and BBQ. Carnival booths and children's rides hosted by area organizations.

Address: Fairgrounds , Orleans, Nebraska
Ph: 308-868-4181 (Always call and confirm events)


25 - 26 Applefest - The first weekend in October brings warm days, cool nights and Orleans' Applefest. A celebration of the harvest, of handmade crafts, or crispy red apples and cool cider, Applefest activities can be found in every nook and corner of Orleans.

The Harlan County Ag Center is the two-day home for booths featuring handmade items. Nebraska apples and cider, and other booths can be found in the fairgrounds' Sheep Barn. A children's petting zoo is just next door. Children's games run continuously. While relaxing in the park, enjoy the free musical entertainment.

Applefest can't be enjoyed in a short period of time--there's too much to see and do.

Address: City Park and Fairgrounds. , Orleans, Nebraska
Ph: 800-762-5498 (Always call and confirm events)


20 Country Christmas - Free soup supper. 5 to 7 p.m. Huge give away of turkeys and hams. Kids prizes. Santa Claus visits.

Ph: 308-473-4825 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Orleans Hotel

For a step back in time, plan to stay at the historic Orleans Hotel. Built in 1929, the hotel's original hardwood floors and massive woodwork cast a friendly glow in the spacious lobby, with its open staircase to the second floor.

Orleans, NE Historic Hotels

St. Mary's Catholic Church

In 1878 the German Pieta arrived at the spectacular St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orleans via wagon freight. It was given to the church by Frank Hufnagel, a German immigrant. The present church was built in 1898, and the pieta remained in this building until 1991 when it was moved to

Orleans, NE Historic Churches

Harlan County Museum

The Harlan County Museum is home for the Hufnagel "PIETA." Given to St. Mary's Catholic Church by German immigrant, Frank Hufnagel, it arrived by wagon freight about 1878, and was displayed in the original frame church and then the "new" 1898 church until the late 1970

Orleans, NE Museums

Things to do near Orleans, NE

Fisher Fountain

Popular local attraction with ever changing computerized nightly displays of illuminated water....