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24th Annual Harvest Fest Begins this Weekend

This years crop at the harvest fest will be corn.
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 12:32 AM CDT
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GERING, Neb. (KNEP) -

The 24th Annual Harvest Festival will begin on Saturday, September 19th throughout Sunday, September 20th starting at 9 am both days.

Admission is five-dollars per person and kids twelve and under get in for free.

You can find live music, food, farming equipment and of course history as the event is held at the Legacy of the Plains in Gering, Nebraska.

From the event holders:

"The annual Harvest Festival is one of the premier events on the western Nebraska calendar, held the third weekend of September every year. Thousands of travelers from throughout Nebraska and neighboring states come to the Legacy of the Plains for a rare glimpse of antique farm machinery in action - and the chance for hands on participation.

Harvest tubers to take home in the pick-your-own potato patch (price depends on the size of the container). There are demonstrations of antique equipment centering around this years featured crop. Other aspects of the family-friendly event include daily parades of horse-drawn equipment and tractors; food vendors; demonstrations of blacksmithing; small engines, and corn shelling and grinding; and kid’s activities, including a hay bale fort, pedal tractor course, a barrel train ride, and games. Available livestock for viewing will be chickens, miniature horses, and goats. (In addition time the museum’s herd of longhorns).

Inside, we will have live music, “Our Heritage through Food” cookbook, bake sale, and the Museum’s own Larry Gibbs will sign his new book “Nebraska Sweet Beets: A History of Sugar Valley.” the Exhibit Hall will he open thanks to sponsors: Inland Truck Parts, Bytes Computer and Network Solutions, WNCC, B&C Steel, Olson Simmons Law Firm, and Bill and Marsha Vaughan."

Don’t forget to social distance and please do not attend this event if you or anyone in your group are ill.

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