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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In 2000 he was given the Nebraskaland Days Buffalo Bill Award at the annual celebration in North Platte, Neb.