You just might stumble on a festival.

Special event celebrations abound through the county and surrounding area. Carnivals, car shows, polkas and popcorn bring Valley County to life throughout the year. You will certainly find an activity that interests you. Visit the online community calendar for details about these and other events.

Work Hard, Play Harder

The Valley County community sure knows how to work hard and play harder. Join the locals for these
annual festivities.


Father’s Day Rod Run

Father’s Day Weekend: Treat Dad to a weekend full of burnouts, car games and a classic car show.


Valley County Fair

August: A classic small-town fair, complete with a parade, 4H exhibits, barbeques and concerts.


North Loup Popcorn Days

August: Find all the popcorn you can eat, carnival rides and live entertainment during Nebraska’s longest continuously running community celebration.


Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt

Last Full Weekend in September: Find all you need in Valley County – from lodging, dining and ATMs – during your Junk Jaunt journey.


Arcadia’s Fall Festival

Labor Day Weekend: Bring the whole family for a demolition derby, ranch rodeo, kids games and an epic parade.



Second Saturday in September: Celebrate all things craft beer during the annual Scratchtoberfest at Scratchtown Brewing Company


Elyria Pumpkin Festival

1st Sunday in October: Pumpkin painting, kids games and of course there will be pumpkin pie.



Saturday after Thanksgiving: Celebrate the holiday season with a Snowball Drop, parade and plenty of shopping opportunities on Small Business Saturday.

Stay in the Loop


To view the events calendar and stay updated, visit the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce website here.

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