Events Along the Byway

  • 15th Annual Regional Photography Show - Prairie Winds

    February 1-28, 2014 -

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off

    Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off will be held Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014 at the Seneca Auditorium.  Tank Race teams will be registering and drawing for launch times on Saturday.   There will be cook-off prizes for best soup, most original theme, and best decorations!  Communities along the byway are encouraged to enter their best soup recipes!!  Please click here for soup cook-off rules and registration.

    • Seneca, NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race

    March 6-7, 2015 - If you are looking for some winter fun that’s out of the ordinary, join us on the 8th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. The Tank Race is being held to create awareness of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, and to allow people to participate in the unique experience of Tanking on the Middle Loup River in the winter.

    Join us for the most unique new Winter Event anywhere! Register now to insure your teams participation. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis so register TODAY!  Registration forms are available here.

    For more information, please contact event organizers:

    Mitch Glidden: 888-278-6167 or 308-546-2206
    Email: pglidde@neb-sandhills.net


    REGISTER NOW!!!!!
    Race Capacity is Limited!!

    • Mullen, NE
  • Spirit of the Cranes Art Show - Prairie Winds Art Gallery

    March 1-31, 2014

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Sandhill Crane viewing tours

    spring viewing tours - www.nebraskanature.org  to schedule tours or reserve a blind viewing area

    • Alda , NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off

    Polar Bear Tank Race Soup cook-off will be held Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014 at the Seneca Auditorium.  Tank Race teams will be registering and drawing for launch times on Saturday.   There will be cook-off prizes for best soup, most original theme, and best decorations!  Communities along the byway are encouraged to enter their best soup recipes!!  Please click here for soup cook-off rules and registration.

    • Seneca, NE
  • Polar Bear Tank Race

    March 6-7, 2015 - If you are looking for some winter fun that’s out of the ordinary, join us on the 8th Annual Polar Bear Tank Race. The Tank Race is being held to create awareness of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway, and to allow people to participate in the unique experience of Tanking on the Middle Loup River in the winter.

    Join us for the most unique new Winter Event anywhere! Register now to insure your teams participation. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis so register TODAY!  Registration forms are available here.

    For more information, please contact event organizers:

    Mitch Glidden: 888-278-6167 or 308-546-2206
    Email: pglidde@neb-sandhills.net


    REGISTER NOW!!!!!
    Race Capacity is Limited!!

    • Mullen, NE
  • Sandhills Cowboy Art Experience

    Sunday, Sept 21, to Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, Sandhills region of central Nebraska.

    • Mullen, NE
  • Nebraska State Fair

     Aug 22 - Sept 1, 2014 - Visit the State Fair website for specific times and details.

    • Grand Island, NE
  • 1893 Agricultural Fair

    August 31, September 1 & 2. Saturday and Monday, 10a.m.-5p.m. Sunday 12-5p.m.

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Bird Watching
    • Grand Island, NE
  • Return to the Lincoln Highway Exhibit

    Mondays thru Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm; Sundays, 12-5 pm. Closed Mondays in January, February and March. Railroad Town & outdoor exhibits open May 1 thru Labor Day

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Sunday Afternoon with Tom & Huck

    Mondays thru Saturdays, 9 am-5 pm; Sundays, 12-5 pm. Closed Mondays in January, February and March. Railroad Town & outdoor exhibits open May 1 thru Labor Day.

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Farmers Market at Ace Hardware

    Daily produce Farmers Market at Ace Hardware

    Open until sold out or dusk

    1704  West 3rd Street

    Grand Island, NE  68803

    Daily

    Contact – Ace Hardware

    John Placzek  308-382-1874

    • Grand Island, NE
  • New Expanded Farmers Market at K-Mart

    New Expanded Farmers Market at K-Mart

    Wednesdays

    Contact – Garcia Farms

    Robert Garcia 308-647-6420

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Special K - Prairie Winds Art Center

    August 1-31, 2014

    • Grand Island, NE
  • Custer County Fair

    July 26-31, 2014, 1710 Cherokee Lane, Broken Bow, NE

    • Broken Bow, NE
  • Loup 2 Loup Open Road Race

    August 8, 2013 - Race begins at 9:00 am CT and will run from Halsey to Purdum and back.

    • Halsey, NE
  • Mullen Ranch Rodeo
    August 13th - Calcutta begins at 5:30 p.m. MT- performance to follow. Admission: $2 per person or $10 family at the gate. Proceeds to benefit the Mullen Ranch Rodeo Scholarship. • Mullen, NE
  • Hooker County Fair

    July 30 - Aug. 3, 2014 - Hooker County Fairgrounds, Mullen, NE

    • Mullen, NE
  • Sandhills Cowboy Art Experience

    Sunday, Sept 21, to Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, Sandhills region of central Nebraska.

    • Mullen, NE
  • Grant County Fair & Rodeo

    August 16, 17, 18, 2013

    • Hyannis, NE
  • Box Butte County Fair

    Aug 4 - 10, 2014, Hemingford, NE

    • Hemingford, NE
  • Elderberry Festival

    August 2013

    • Ravenna, NE