NEBRASKAland DAYS

NEBRASKAland DAYS

12 days in mid-June
This celebration of Nebraska's Western heritage is held in North Platte, the home of Colonel William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. This famous buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout, and Indian fighter eventually became a touring showman, organizing his first Wild West exhibition in 1883. His stars included Annie Oakley and Chief Sitting Bull. Since 1965 the NEBRASKAland DAYS celebration has honored North Platte's most famous citizen by bestowing the Buffalo Bill Award on a well-known Western film star. Past winners have included Andy Devine, Gene Autry, Henry Fonda, Slim Pickens, and Wilford Brimley.
Other highlights of the festival include the Buffalo Bill Rodeo; the Frontier Review, which tells the story of the West in song and dance; entertainment by top country and western performers; a parade; and a Chuckwagon Pork Breakfast.
CONTACTS:
NEBRASKAland DAYS
509 E. 4th
P.O. Box 706
North Platte, NE 69103
888-313-5606 or 308-532-7939; fax: 308-532-3789
www.nebraskalanddays.com
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Shane, Nebraska's top high school youth volunteer, was honored for volunteering to work on the state's annual NEBRASKAland Days (NLD) celebration since he was 10, and leading his high school class in collecting canned goods for an annual food drive over the past four years.
Shane, a senior at North Platte High School, has volunteered to work on the state's annual NEBRASKAland Days (NLD) celebration since he was 10, and has led his high school class in collecting canned goods for an annual food drive over the past four years.
The NEBRASKAland DAYS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr.
Kennedy plans to arrive in North Platte on Thursday, June 15th While in North Platte he will receive his award during the Friday, June 16th, performance of the PRCA Buffalo Bill Rodeo and serve as Grand Marshall of the NEBRASKAland DAYS parade on Saturday, June 17th.
The NEBRASKAland DAYS celebration runs from June 9th through June 20th with four nights of PRCA rodeo, three nights of concerts featuring Chely Wright, Styx and Sammy Kershaw opening for Dwight Yoakam, good western food and many other activities.