Events in Scotts Bluff Area

Polar Plunge - Sheriffs Office Special Olympics

Welcome to this year's Polar Plunge. This bone-chilling event invites participants, also known as plungers, to collect pledges from friends and family for plunging into the icy waters of Riverside Park in Scottsbluff. A plunger can be anyone with enough nerve and heart, willing to dip more than their toes in some freezing water for a good cause.

Date: 

February - Saturday 02/22/2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Entire Area

Sugar Valley Rally

One of Western Nebraska's great summer events for people of all ages. The Rally is a precision-driving contest for antique cars that covers hundreds of scenic miles in the North Platte Valley.

Date: 

End of May, First of June, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering
Scottsbluff

Oregon Trail Tractor Ride

It's a tradition that area antique tractor owners have participated in for more than a decade, 25 plus tractors lined up to ride around and raise money for charity. This year the Oregon Trail Tractor ride will donate more than $400 to the Festival of Hope. Antique tractors drove from stop to stop to pick up poker cards to see who had the best hand at the end of the ride.

Date: 

June, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Chautauqua 2014

Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America, is part of a four-year Chautauqua series (2012-2015) presented by Humanities Nebraska. In 2014 Free Land Chautauqua takes place in Norfolk (June 18 – 22) and Gering (June 25 – 29).

Date: 

June 25 - 29, 2014

Type: 
Theater
Area: 
Gering

Rock and Roll Father’s Day Classic

Biggest Car Show in Western Nebraska held annually in conjunction with the city of Gering's Five Rocks Amphitheater Located ½ mile South of the intersection of Highways 71 & 92 in Gering Nebraska.   The weekend begins Friday when car owners will park their rides at the Gering Civic Center parking lot from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited to view the cars at th

Date: 

June, Father's Day weekend every year.

Type: 
Car Show
Area: 
Gering

Oregon Trail Days

Nebraska’s oldest celebration, 2nd Week in July, a four-day event welcomes visitors to experience the history of the Oregon Trail in a truly western event with parades, concerts, street dances, food fairs and art shows. Featured highlights include the Chili Cook-Off, Oregon Trail Art Show and Grand Parade.

Date: 

2nd Week in July - Thursday thru Sunday, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Scotts Bluff County Fair

First part of August - Our Mission is to economically develop, maintain and manage the fairground facilities for the benefit of the public which are safe, convenient and provide diverse educational recreational opportunities in an attractive environment.

Date: 

End of August, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Fair
Area: 
Mitchell

Harvest Festival - Farm And Ranch Museum

The mornings and the afternoons will be filled with people, horses and tractor pulled equipment demonstrating the hard work involved in the harvest.

Date: 

September, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering

Fiber Arts Fair

Scottsbluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair will be held at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in the Event Center. Vendors will be there with soft, fleecy wools, to hand spun yarns, to beautifully finished products.  Demonstrations planned include spinning, felting, knitting, crocheting, quilting, tatting, and weaving.  Animals on exhibit include Llamas, Alpacas, Goats, and Rabbits.

Date: 

September - Friday and Saturday.
see Website for exact date

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Scottsbluff

Monument Marathon - Platte Valley Companies

Come join us and be a part of the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon to experience the beautiful scenery of Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. Towering natural monuments that marked the westward bound trails for thousands of pioneers, remote badlands and a rural landscape will provide a stunning and tranquil running experience.

Date: 

September, see Website for exact date.

Type: 
Entertainment
Area: 
Gering