Festivals

Old Mill Days

Old Mill Days is Neligh's top notch 4th of July Festival put on by the Neligh Young Men's Club. Check out the activities you'll find over the five days of festivities.  

Friday, June 30th

  • Outdoor Concert and Beer Garden - Sly's Chill and Grill 8:00pm

Saturday, July 1st

  • Color Run - Registration 8:30am, Run at 9:00am. - Antelope County Fairgrounds - Benefits N-O Track
  • 3-D Shoot - Russel Park Archery Range 8:00am-2:00pm. - Sponsored by Antelope County Shooters Club
  • Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament - $60 per team - Penn Lake - Sponsored by The Women of Neligh
  • Outdoor Concert and Beer Garden - Sly's Chill and Grill 8:00pm
  • Cruise Night - American Legion 6:00pm

Sunday, July 2nd

  • Pancake Feed - 8:00am-12:00pm - Pavilion in Riverside Park - Sponsored by Neligh's Young Mens Club
  • Poker Run - Riverside Park Pavilion 9:00am - Sponsored by American Legion Riders
  • 3-D Shoot - Russel Park Archery Range 8:00am-2:00pm. - Sponsored by Antelope County Shooters Club 
  • Trap Shoot - Antelope County Shooters Club Gun Range 2:30pm - Must be 16+
  • Evening at the Musuem - Antelope County Museum 5:00pm-7:00pm

Monday, July 3rd

  • Scavenger Hunt - find the most random list of items ever :: each worth a point value - Meet at westside of Courthouse 7:00 pm
  • John Petersen - Congregational Church 7:00 pm (free-will donation)

Tuesday, 4th of July

  • Lions Club Breakfast/Lunch - Neligh Senior Center 7:00 am - lunch following parade (free-will donation)
  • 3-D Shoot - Russel Park Archery Range 8:00am-2:00pm. - Sponsored by Antelope County Shooters Club
  • Youth Fishing Contest - Fred Penn Lake 9:00am (ages 0-13)
  • Parade Line-Up - Riverside Park 10:00am
  • Ice Cream Social - Courthouse lawn 11:00 am - Sponsored by Grace Lutheran Mission Group
  • Parade Judging - Riverside Park 11:30am
  • GRAND PARADE - Main Street (downtown) Noon 
  • Hot Dog Feed - American Legion following Parade
  • Kid's Tractor Pull - Courthouse Lawn following the Parade
  • Turtle Races - Courthouse Lawn following the Tractor Pull
  • Horseshoe Pitching - Riverside Park 2:00pm - Rolly Johnson Memorial
  • Duck Derby - Riverside Park 6:00pm

      Fireworks Display Antelope County Airport just after dark - (Bring a grill, refreshments, and lawnchairs; sit back and enjoy!) -Sponsored by Neligh Young Mens Club


The Antelope County Fair

Neligh is the county seat and home to the Antelope County Fair.  The fair runs from the end of July to the first week of August.  Like any county fair 4-H events abound.  The fair features all sorts of events: ranch rodeo, bull rodeo, rough stock challenge, concert, demo derby, ATV mud drag, and a tractor pull.  For the 2017 concert, the fair will be featuring Granger Smith!

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Neligh Mill Fall Festival

In keeping with Neligh’s historic roots and to promote our historic Neligh Mill, Neligh started the Neligh Mill Fall festival to showcase our historic beauty!  On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, you will find a day full of fun events.  At the Neligh Mill Fall Festival you’ll find a farmer’s market, inflatable bouncy house, classic car show, cookie decorating station for the kids, free admission to the Neligh Mill and Antelope County Historical Society, craft and art show in the American Legion, and a beer garden with live entertainment!. Two of our prized events is the Cookie Bake-Off with an adult and kid’s category and a Cookie eating contest with cash prizes! KBRX will be on hand with a live broadcast from the event so be sure to join us at the Neligh Mill Fall Festival for this great day with fun for the whole family!

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