Weeping Water Nebraska





August 5-8, 2009


The Cass County Fair is just around the corner and you

know what that means--lots of fun, fun, fun!!

There'll be livestock, 4-H exhibits, crafts, produce,

bingo, games, entertainment, rides, cotton candy, food,

food, and more food.  Not to mention the opportunity

to visit with your friends and neighbors in this great

community event. 

Come join the fun!

Wednesday, August 5
7:00am-9:00am - 4-H Swine Weigh-In and Hog Scanning
7:30am - 4-H Dog Show by Open Air Auditorium
8:00am - 4-H Horse Show
10:00am - 4-H Bucket Calf, Feeder Calf, and Breeding Heifer Show
Note: Bucket Calves arrive one hour before show, all others by 7:30am
10:15am-10:45am - Enter Decorated Baskets for contest in the Expo Center Kitchen
10:45am - Decorated Basket Judging open to public
12:00 noon-10pm - Fair Buildings will open to the public
2:00-4:00pm - Sheep Weigh-In
2:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
3:30pm - Sheep Need to be at Fairgrounds
4:30pm-6:00pm - Register for Pure Stock Classic Open Tractor Pull, Pre 1958. $15.00 Hook Fee; (Cash Only) Weigh as you pull. 100% Payback. For information, call Matt Sedlacek 402-297-5363
5:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
6:00pm - Pure Stock Classic Open Tractor Pull; Tractor Pull Track
6:00 pm - Team Roping-Horse Arena
5:30pm-6:00pm - Enter Casseroles for Contest in the Expo Center Kitchen
6:00pm - Casserole Judging - Open to the public
7:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
7:30pm - Pioneer Farm Family and Good Neighbor Awards. Open Air Auditorium
8:00pm - Coloring Contest Deadline. Entries due at Fair Board Office, Expo Center for age groups 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.
8:30pm - Cass County Queen Contest, Open Air Auditorium

Thursday, August 6
Conestoga FFA Demonstrations, Ag Hall
7:45am - Poultry Check-In 4-H & Open Class
8:00am - Poultry Showmanship
8:30am - 4-H Dairy Show
10:30am - Weigh Meat Goats
11:00am - Small Animal Check-In
11:15am - Small Animal Show
12:00noon-10pm - Fair Buildings Open to Public
12:30pm - 4-H Sheep Show
1:00pm & 3:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
2:00pm & 5:00pm - Doc Anderson’s Medicine Show
1:00pm-5:00pm - Sam’s Amusement Carnival Kids’ Day
5:30pm - 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Registration
6:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
6:00pm - 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
6:30pm - Coloring Contest Awards Fair Office (Expo Center)
7:00pm - Doc Anderson’s Medicine Show
7:00pm - Bush Pullers Tractor Pull at Pulling Track (north end of grounds)
6:30pm-7:30pm - Enter Pies for Contest, Open Air Auditorium
7:30pm - Pie Judging Open to the Public
6:30pm - Registration for Mutton Buster Show/Competition at Horse Arena. Limited to first 50 children under 60 pounds.
7:30pm - Mutton Buster Show/Competition

Friday, August 7
Conestoga FFA Demonstrations, Ag Hall
8:00am - 4-H Swine Show
9:00am - 4-H and Open Class Rabbit Show
10:00am - 4-H Market Beef Weigh-in
12:00noon-10pm - All Buildings Open to the Public
1:00pm - Horse Judging Contest in Horse Arena
1:00pm & 3:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
2:00pm & 5:00pm - Doc Anderson’s Medicine Show
3:00pm - Meat Goat Show
6:00pm-8:30pm - Children’s Pedal Pullers, followed by Adult Pedal Pullers
6:00pm - Registration for Nebraska Trucking Assn Stock Semi Pull
6:00pm - Wildlife Encounters
7:00pm - Doc Anderson’s Medicine Show
7:00pm - Nebraska Trucking Assn Stock Semi Pull
6:30pm - 4-H, Open Class, and Best Dressed; Dairy Goat Show
8:00pm - National Barrel Horse Association Show in Horse Arena. 4-H invited to participate. For information, call Kris Harms at
8:00pm Band — “Legends” - Open Air Auditorium

Saturday, August 8
Conestoga FFA Demonstrations, Ag Hall
8:00am - 4-H Dog Agility Show
8:30am  - Horseshoe Pitching Contest west of Expo Center. For information, call Elmer Vogt, 402-994-4145
8:30am-9:00am  - Registration for Garden Tractor Pull; For information, call Keith Felthousen 402-235-2850
9:00am - Garden Tractor Pull Free Admission
9:00am - 4-H Market Beef Show
9:30am - Mid States Antique Tractor Pull; For Information, call Jerry Sheehan at 402-234-5212
10:00am-10:00pm - All Buildings Open to the Public
12:30pm-1:00pm - Enter Peanut Butter Cookie Contest, any age, Expo Center Kitchen.
1:00pm - Peanut Butter Cookie Contest Judging. Public is welcome
1:00pm-5:00pm - Sam’s Amusement Carnival Kids’ Day
1:00 - 4:00pm - Robotics - Open Air Auditorium
2:00pm & 5:00pm - Doc Anderson’s Medicine Show
4:00pm-5:45pm - Parade Line-up and Sign-up Period. Parade order goes as participants arrive. After 5:45pm, you will not be registered
or announced. Please be on time. Parade registration forms available at the Fair Board Office during the Fair. Horse riders in the parade must be Level 3 or accompanied by an adult lead line. For more information, call Alan Horn 402-297-5819
6:00pm - Parade
8:00pm - 4-H Music Contest
8:00pm - Doc Anderson’s Medicine Show
8:30pm - Modified Lawn Mower Races, North end
9:00pm - Skeeters D.J. Service, Open Air
10:00pm-11:00pm - Release of 4-H and Open Class Exhibits in the Buildings. Horses, rabbits, poultry, small animals, and market lambs not in the auction may leave the grounds. No Sunday release for rabbits and poultry.

Sunday, August 9
9:00am - Continue Release of Animals after auction ring is set up
1:00pm-2:00pm - Continue Release of 4-H and Open Class exhibits and animals.
 No Sunday release of rabbits and poultry.
1:00pm - Clean Up of total grounds Bicycle drawing for all kids who help with grounds cleanup after the fair.

The Fair Board and 4-H Staff are
for any items left after 2:00pm

For more information, visit:



The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning

Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for

folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder.   Deborah

Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member

of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-

registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee

includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.


A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity  to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will  be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee. 

For more information about any of these workshops, call 402-275-3221,

or send an e-mail to


7th Annual

September 12th & 13th

All proceeds benefit the
Kyle Sorensen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Reserve your tee time soon!



Family “Bess”tival

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Elmwood City Park, Elmwood, NE
Celebrate the selection of Bess Streeter Aldrich’s A Lantern in Her Hand as the 2009 One Book One Nebraska choice, and the 100th anniversary of the author’s move to Elmwood!
  vHourly van tours of historic sites at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30 p.m.
 vOld-fashioned games and activities from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
 vBess Streeter Aldrich House (204 East F) & Aldrich Museum (124 West D) open for tours from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
www.BessStreeterAldrich.org for a complete schedule.        
     Sponsored by the Elmwood Public Library and Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation.



 The Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism is searching for information about events in your community in 2010 - events geared toward the traveling public that attract visitors from outside your local area.
Please use the form below to submit your 2010 event information by August 17th, 2009. Not all submitted events will be included in the 2010 Nebraska Travel Guide, as there will be limited space available in the printed publication. All tourist-related events that are submitted will be posted online at
www.VisitNebraska.gov. All event listings are free.
Please note that our event listings are not meant to be community calendars. We do not include alumni reunions, sidewalk sales, health fairs, auctions, student recitals, conferences, registration-only events or other non-tourist related events.

Please submit a separate form for EACH event. Type or print all information—illegible entries will not be considered. NOTE: Not all submitted events will be included in the Travel Guide, as there will be limited space available in the printed publication. All tourist-related events will be posted online at www.VisitNebraska.gov.
NAME OF EVENT ___________________________________________________
NEBRASKA TOWN WHERE EVENT WILL BE HELD ____________________________ LOCATION OF EVENT (name of business/address) _________________________________
MONTH AND DATE OF 2010 EVENT _____________________________________________
(be sure to check your dates on a 2010 calendar and be as specific as possible)
BRIEF EVENT DESCRIPTION (May be edited for content.) _____________________________
EMAIL _________________________________________
WEBSITE ________________________________________________
EVENT TIMES (am/pm) ____________________________________
ADMISSION _____________________________________
CONTACT NAME ________________________________________
CONTACT PHONE ________________________________
_____Community Festival              ______Exhibit                       _____Farmer’s Market                  _____Food Festival    
_____Craft/Quilt/Antique Show                   ______Flea Market         _____Home/Garden Show     _____Literary
_____Theater/Plays                                        ______Historical             _____Nature/Animal           _____Agricultural     
_____Large Format Films/Planetarium   ______Sporting Event                  _____County/State Fairs      _____Rodeo   
_____Concert                                                  ______Automotive
Please provide the following contact information in order to receive a reminder next year:


Business ________________________________________________________
Mailing Addresss __________________________________________________
City ______________________________  State________ Zip ____________
Phone____________________________  Fax  __________________________

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Please return this completed form by August 17, 2009. Events submitted after the deadline will only be listed online at www.VisitNebraska.gov and will not be included in the printed publication. Questions? Call Heather at 1-800-426-6505 or 402-471-3796.
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Slattery Vintage Estates

Vineyard & Tasting Room

Summer Concert Series

Every Saturday Evening in June July, and August at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

$5 cover goes entirely to the bands

August 8       Lunch with Mike

Instrumental Jazz band

August 15      Sarah Benck

Rock, funk, soul, eclectic variety, appeals to young and old

August 22      Dusty Blue
Classic country, new country and a little classic rock.
August 29      The Toasted Ponies
Bluegrass at it's best!  Banjo, fiddle and a whole lotta fun



A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who has been sending me community news updates! The input is always welcome and helpful.  If you have any newsworthy items that you would like to include in the Weeping Water Newsletter, feel free to send the information to me at

Dawn Randall