16th Annual Harvest Festival set for this weekend
This weekend is the 16th Annual Harvest Festival at the Farm And Ranch Museum in Gering. The festival will feature horse-drawn and tractor powered bean equipment from planters to cutters, threshers and sorters. With this year's featured crop being dry edible beans there will lots of actvities in the bean field. Museum Currator Nancy Haney says event features two full days of activities.
For the second year the petal track will be set up for kids, there will hay rack rides, the hay fort and there will be other kids activities inside the museum. There will be lots of tractors on display including a tractor parade each day at 1pm. For the second year the Kiwanis Club will have the corn maze. Volunteer Rick Myers says this year's corn maze is even bigger this year.
This year's harvest festival will include the University of Nebraska Expo. UNL Entomologist and event chair Jeff Bradshaw says this is a chance to bring the expo to the public.
Bradshaw said UNL specialists will be discussing and demonstrating the tools, techniques and technology that they use to improve agriculture.
The Harvest Festival will be held at 9 - 5 on Saturday, Sept. 15, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Farm and Ranch Museum west of Gering.
On Saturday a pancake breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, there will be a church service on Sunday at 9 a.m. and both days will feature a tractor parade at 1 o'clock
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