The Cattlemen’s Ball, BBQ, Rails, Trails Highlight Weekend Events

FAIRBURY – There are multiple things going on around the area this weekend.   Over 5,000 people will be making their way to Hebron for the sold out Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska.   The event raises money for the Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha for cancer research.

History will come alive this weekend as the Rock Creek Station State Historical Park is hosting Rock Creek Trail Days.   Spend the weekend learning, playing and even eating like it’s the 1800s with a Buffalo Stew Cookout.  There will be several demonstrations and re-enactments both days.

This first weekend in June also gives locals and visitors a chance to travel back in time when the new railroad were the principle means of transportation along the trails that cut through the Fairbury area in southeast Nebraska at Rock Island Rail Days.  There will be musical entertainment, kid-powered model railroad, museum open house, and a running HO scale layout manned by the Jefferson County Historic Model Railroad club.

In Marysville they have an all-time-high 42 barbecue teams competing in the Big Blue BBQ during the 12th annual Big Blue River Days.  Plus an estimated 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles are expected to line the downtown Marysville streets for the 28th annual AutoFest on Saturday.

Other events you may want to check out include the Sterling Picnic, Steele City Bike Show, and the Faribury museum is having their annual fundraiser cookout.

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