Arts and Crafts Fair Are a Good Way to Enjoy People and Places in Nebraska This Summer

April 16, 2011 KFOR Seasons of Crafts located at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln Nebraska open from 9 to 6, this event promises to live up to the past exceptional fairs with over 200 displays. Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock Ave 9am-5pm, Free Mary Marik (402) 489-5001

Apr 21-24, 2011 Columbus, Platte County Downtown Spring Carnival Downtown Thu-Fri, 5-11pm; Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, 1-11pm (402) 564-2769 www.visitcolumbusne.com

Apr 23, 2011 Lincoln, Lancaster County Spring Affair at Lancaster Event Center 4100 N. 84th St Educational Programs, garden related vendors and plants for sale. 9am-4pm, Free Connie Paxton (402) 472-8478 springaffair.unl.edu

Apr 30-May 1, 2011 Grand Island, Hall County Arts & Craft Show Conestoga Mall Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, noon-6pm (308) 382-4210 www.shopconestogamall.com

May 7-8, 2011 Columbus, Platte County May Days Creative Crafters Craft Show Center 30 Mall, 23rd St & 32nd Ave Crafts and home-based businesses. Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 10am-4pm, Free Sharon Pohlman (402) 564-1845

May 8, 2011, 2011 North Platte, Lincoln County Spring Fling at Cody Park Cody Park Enjoy a day of crafts, quilts and antiques. 9am-4pm, Free Marilee Hyde (308) 535-6772

May 9-June 30, 2011 Nebraska City, Otoe County Margaret Berry and Carrie Strope Art Exhibition Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, Free Jenni Brant (402)874-9600 www.khncenterforthearts.org

June 9-12 , 2011 Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County Sugar Valley Rally and Arts & Crafts Festival 115 Railway St & Frank Park on Broadway The rally consists of a gathering of vintage cars along with a precision driving contest. Artists and crafters from a 7-state area sell their wares. Bands and live entertainment Free (308) 632-2133 (800) 788-9475 www.sugarvalleyrally.com

July 4, 2011 Seward annual 4th of July Arts and Crafts show from Seward, Seward County 143rd Annual Celebration in Nebraska’s Official 4th of July City City-wide Award-winning family event featuring a grand parade, car show, food alley, live entertainment, craft show, fireworks and more. 7am-10pm, Free (402) 643-4189 www.julyfourthseward.com

July 9, 2011 Cozad, Dawson County Annual Bands, Brews & BBQ Downtown Street festival including assorted
vendors, live bands, talent show, crafters in the park and children’s activities. Lydia Loewenstein (308)784-3930 www.cozadnebraska.net

July 10-12th , 201137th Annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival located on Farnam St between 10th St and 15th St. For more information: http://www.summerarts.org/2011prefestival/getinvolved.html

July 14-17, 2011 Gering, Scotts Bluff County 90th Annual Oregon Trail Days Celebration City-wide Nebraska’s oldest continuous celebration featuring parades, entertainment, chili cook-off, international food fair, regional art shows, craft fairs, and a bike race up Scotts Bluff National Monument. Free (308) 631-9976 ww.oregontraildays.com

Aug 26-Sep 5, 2011 Grand Island, Hall County Nebraska State Fair Heartland Events Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Rd Experience the State Fair in Grand Island. New exhibit buildings, plenty of parking and an atmosphere that is fun for the entire family. (308)382-1620 www.statefair.org

** Information provided from: http://www.visitnebraska.gov//pdfs/EventsCatalogMnth.pdf