Events

Oregon Trail Days
Event Schedule

It is that time of year again! The days are long, the nights are hot, and Oregon Trail Days in Gering, Nebraska is lighting up the summer! Each year we have four days of amazing activities and events for all ages and areas of interest.

Click on any of the events for additional information and sign-up forms where applicable. See you at Oregon Trail Days!

Thursday - July 11, 2024
  • Frazier Shows Carnival

       Thursday - July 11, 2024
     5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on out to the the 5 Rocks Amphitheater for some Carnival Fun!
    Food, games and rides galore, there's something for everyone. Click below for wristband and ride information.

    CARNIVAL TICKETS

    Contact:  Please Contact the Oregon Trail Days office at 308-436-4457 should you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!

    The carnival runs from Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14


  • Kickoff Barbecue & Street Dance

       Thursday - July 11, 2024
     6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      Gering Civic Plaza, 1450 11th St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on down, enjoy some delicious BBQ and listen to some great music! 

    Sponsored by Platte Valley Companies

    Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Chips offered by Fresh Foods, at just $5 per plate.


  • Vera Dulaney Memorial Art Show & Sale

       Thursday - July 11, 2024
     7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on down to the Gering Civic Center,  Friday and Saturday for some of the finest art in the area. With hundreds of submissions, you'll no doubt want to come both days to see it all.

    Sponsored by Platte Valley Companies

    Contact: Kathy Welfl - 308-641-3471


Friday - July 12, 2024
  • Don Childs Memorial Five Mile Run

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Do some running for a great cause!
    This year's Don Childs Run is shaping up to be a big success. Please be sure to get here early, you won't want to miss it!
    You must pre-register to get a T-Shirt.
        Registration Starts: 6 a.m.
        Start Time: 7 a.m.
        Fee: $15

    Medals are awarded at the end of the event.
    This year's event will be one for the record books, we're sure!

    Registration begins at 6 am in front of Main Street Appliance, 10th Street, Gering.
    Registration accepted until 15 minutes before start time.

    Registration Form


  • Old Settlers Headquarters Opens

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Contact: Joanee Fisher 308-436-4692


  • Vera Dulaney Memorial Art Show & Sale

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on down to the Gering Civic Center,  Friday and Saturday for some of the finest art in the area. With hundreds of submissions, you'll no doubt want to come both days to see it all.

    Sponsored by Platte Valley Companies

    Contact: Kathy Welfl - 308-641-3471


  • Kiddie Parade

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      Legion Park, 1215 N St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Bring your kiddos and join in the Fun!

    Register:
    9:15 - 9:30
    Registration: Entries will meet at Legion Park starting at 9:15 am to enter, Parade will start at 10 am.
    Please make sure not to throw candy from floats. Please hand it out as close to the curb as possible

    Each kiddie entry receives 1 ride ticket to the Carnival!

    Contact: Lisa Betz-Marquez 308-672-1114


  • After Kiddie Parade - Games in the Park

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Legion Park, 1215 N St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Games & Inflatables!  

    Contact: Rebecca Shields 308-641-4018


  • Old Settlers Luncheon

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Old Settlers Officers: 
    President, George Schlothauer
    Vice President, Barb Muhr
    Half Century Officers: 
    President, Tim Hebbert
    Vice President, Sandy Hebbert

    Contact: Joanee Fisher 308-436-4692


  • Panhandle Quilt Guild - Regional Quilt Show

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Gering Junior High School, 800 Q St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Located at The Gering Jr High, use the West Gym Entrance, this is a show that will knock your socks off!
    ​Come on down and have a look at the incredible talent the Quilters of our area possess.

    Registration information can be found on the Panhandle Quilt Guild website.

    More Information


  • Street Vault

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Fresh Foods, 1270 10th St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Location: On 10th Street, between Fresh Foods & Intertech, in Gering.

    Tentative Schedule: There will be one runway in use during the event. We are planning to set opening height at 4’6”. Height increments of 6” will be applied.
    Warm-up sessions will take place throughout the competition depending upon the number of vaulters at each height and length of time.
    The goal will be to have a 10 minute warm up period every hour. All competitors will check in and give opening heights at 2pm.
    We will begin the meet and run straight through.
    ​We will not be having separate competition for the different divisions.

    Registration Form


  • Frazier Shows Carnival

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on out to the the 5 Rocks Amphitheater for some Carnival Fun!
    Food, games and rides galore, there's something for everyone. Click below for wristband and ride information.

    CARNIVAL TICKETS

    Contact:  Please Contact the Oregon Trail Days office at 308-436-4457 should you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!

    The carnival runs from Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14


  • International Food Fair

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Scotts Bluff County Court House, 1725 10th St #3, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Friday evening, Main Street Gering will be on fire with ethnic cuisine from all over the world. Bring the family, grab your appetite and come on down. You won't regret it!

    Registration

    Contact: Bill Peters 308-631-0578


  • Rod & Custom Car Show

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Scotts Bluff County Court House, 1725 10th St #3, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Head down to 10th St in Gering on Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm for a vroomin' good time!

    We will have Rods and Custom Cars from all over with their hoods up, ready for you to look over.

    During this time, the Food Fair will be in full swing just down the street. Bring your family and come out for Food, Fun and hot Rods!

    Registration


  • Free Concert

       Friday - July 12, 2024
     7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
      Legion Park, 1215 N St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Performance by the Gering City Band


  • Safe Ride Home Program

       Friday - July 12, 2024 - Saturday - July 13, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

    Community Volunteers will give you a safe ride to your final destination of the night.  SERVICE IS FREE! 
                             Call - 308-633-6377


Saturday - July 13, 2024
  • Bicycle Hill Climb

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      Scotts Bluff National Monument, 190276 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come test your endurance on this 1.6-mile hill climb time trial to the top of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
    You’ll ride through Nebraska’s only road tunnels, on the oldest existing concrete road in the state: Summit Road, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and opened in 1937.
    On your ride, you’ll see layers of earth that were formed 33 to 22 million years ago. More geologic history is visible at Scotts Bluff than anywhere else in Nebraska.

    The bluff top affords sweeping panoramic views of the North Platte River Valley, which was a major path for westbound travelers on the Oregon-California and Mormon Trails. On a clear day, Chimney Rock is visible 20 miles to the southeast, and Laramie Peak is visible 100 miles to the northwest.

    Registration

    Fees:
    Register in advance: $15
    Register Day of Event: $20
    Payment: cash or check to Oregon Trial Days
    Day-Of-Event Onsite Registration (shirt size not guaranteed): 6 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.
    Participants receive a complimentary t-shirt. Registration is limited to 90 riders.
    We do not allow motorized or electric bikes.

    Prizes for top time - Men's and Women's 

    Contact: Aaron Raines 308-672-3346


  • Chili Cook-off Registration Begins

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

                                         36th Annual
    Think you've got some good Chili? Come out to the 5 Rocks Amphitheater and put your skills to the test!
    We will have music, food and fun here in Gering, while our Chili Cookers go to work.

    Registration

    Event Hours:
    1:00-8:00pm
    Public Tasting Begins:
    3:00pm
    Cook Set-up:
    8:00am

    Divisions:
    CASI
    Dry Bean
    Barbeque
    Green Chili
    Jr. Red Chili (18 & under, adult supervision required)

    Prizes:
    Trophies: 1st through 3rd places
    Showmanship and People’s Choice Plaques: Awarded for CASI

    Registration:
    Registration starts at 8 a.m., however entries received before cook off date are greatly appreciated.

    Fees:
    CASI               $25
    Dry Bean      $10.00
    Barbeque     $10.00
    Green Chili   $10.00
    Jr. Red Chili   $10.00

    Contact:
    Ron Schwab 307-359-8535
    Chris Jackson 308-631-4960


  • Mud Volleyball

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

                                             It's On!
     Come on over to the 5 Rocks Amphitheater for some fun in the mud. Tournament starts at 9 am on Saturday.

    Registration 

    There will be food vendors, the Chili Cook Off and beer garden open on the grounds.

    Sponsors:
    WESTCO, ABC Blinds & Shades, Chelsi Copsey Photography 

    Contact: Rebecca Shields 308-641-4018


  • Oregon Trail Days Parade Lineup Begins

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Floats: Gering High School
    Animals: Ace Hardware/Gering Senior Center

    Theme: Trails To The Future

    Contact: Rebecca Shields 308-641-4018


  • Craft Fair

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Legion Park, 1215 N St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Registration:
    Registration is first come first serve, so get yours in early. This is a great chance to get your hand made crafts out in front of a lot of people.

    Registration

    In order to reserve your spot, payment is required at the time of Registration.

    Fees:
    10x10 space $40
    Food Vendors: $80

    Contact:
    Craft Vendors - call Peggy at 308-631-3842
    ​Food Vendors - call Tammy at 308-631-1288


  • Old Settlers Meeting Continues

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Lunch After Parade 

    Contact: Joanee Fisher 308-436-4692


  • Vera Dulaney Memorial Art Show & Sale

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on down to the Gering Civic Center,  Friday and Saturday for some of the finest art in the area. With hundreds of submissions, you'll no doubt want to come both days to see it all.

    Sponsored by Platte Valley Companies

    Contact: Kathy Welfl - 308-641-3471


  • Oregon Trail Days Parade

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Get to downtown Gering early, parking and sidewalk space fills up fast!
    Come see a variety of spectacular Floats, Horses, Cars, Kids, and much more!  CANDY AND SWAG CAN BE HANDED OUT THIS YEAR, BUT YOU HAVE TO WALK AS CLOSE TO THE CURB AS POSSIBLE AND HAND IT OUT.  YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO THROW IT FROM THE FLOAT.

    Registration Information:
    Registration will take place THE DAY OF THE PARADE, at the Gering High School, starting at 8 am. Bands, cheerleaders and dancers meet at Gardner Park.

    Registration Forms will be given out at the Gering High School that morning for floats wanting to be judged.

    Entries must meet at the Gering High School Staging area before 8:30 a.m. to be considered for awards judging. FLOAT LINE UP IS 8-9 AM.

    Decorating: PLEASE TRY TO HAVE YOUR FLOATS DECORATED BEFORE you arrive at the High School staging area.


  • CASI Chili Cook-off

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Think you've got some good Chili? Come out to the 5 Rocks Amphitheater and put your skills to the test!We will have music, food and fun here in Gering, while our Chili Cookers go to work. 

    Event Hours: 1:00-8:00pmPublic Tasting Begins: 3:00pmCook Set-up: 8:00amDivisions:CASIDry BeanBarbequeGreen ChiliJr. Red Chili (18 & under, adult supervision required)Prizes:Trophies: 1st through 3rd placesShowmanship and People’s Choice Plaques: Awarded for CASIRegistration: 

    Registration starts at 8 a.m., however entries received before cook off date are greatly appreciated.Fees: CASI               $25Dry Bean      $10.00Barbeque     $10.00Green Chili   $10.00Jr. Red Chili   $10.00 

     Contact:Ron Schwab 307-359-8535Chris Jackson 308-631-4960


  • Old Settlers Luncheon

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Contact: Joanee Fisher 308-436-4692


  • Panhandle Quilt Guild - Regional Quilt Show

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Gering Junior High School, 800 Q St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Located at The Gering Jr High, use the West Gym Entrance, this is a show that will knock your socks off!
    ​Come on down and have a look at the incredible talent the Quilters of our area possess.

    Registration information can be found on the Panhandle Quilt Guild website.

    More Information


  • Corn Hole

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Contact: Adrian Moreno 308-672-8172


  • Horseshoe Tournament

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Oregon Trail Park, 17TH Trail Ct, Gering, NE 69341, USA

                      Annual Horseshoe tournament.
    Come on down to the Oregon Trail Park horseshoe pits for our Annual Horseshoe Tournament!
    Start Time: 1:00pm

    Registration and Fee:
    Registration is first come first serve, so come down early.

    If possible please pre-register before hand. Please text me your name and age to Tim Shaske: 641-3377
    Fee $20 per player
    Event Start time: 1:00 p.m. 

    Contact:
    Tim Shaske: 641-3377


  • Frazier Shows Carnival

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on out to the the 5 Rocks Amphitheater for some Carnival Fun!
    Food, games and rides galore, there's something for everyone. Click below for wristband and ride information.

    CARNIVAL TICKETS

    Contact:  Please Contact the Oregon Trail Days office at 308-436-4457 should you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!

    The carnival runs from Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14


  • Public Chili Tasting Begins

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Beer Garden will be Open!

    Sponsors:
    Nebraska Dry Bean Association
    &
    Trinidad Benham Corporation


  • Beer & Wine Tasting

       Saturday - July 13, 2024
     6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      Oregon Trail Park Stadium, 1215 J St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come down to the Pioneers Baseball Field in Gering for a more low-key socializing event.
    We'll be offering a selection of Beer and Wine for sampling as well as food vendors.

    Join us at Oregon Trail Park Stadium. Tickets are $30 and available by calling the Pioneers at 308-633-2255 or at the office at 1414 10th St. in Gering. Music, food, and fun at the ballpark!

    Come on down for a great alternative to the busy bar scenes!

    Contact: Chuck Heeman 623-633-5567


  • Safe Ride Home Program

       Friday - July 12, 2024 - Saturday - July 13, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

    Community Volunteers will give you a safe ride to your final destination of the night.  SERVICE IS FREE! 
                             Call - 308-633-6377


  • Safe Ride Home Program

       Saturday - July 13, 2024 - Sunday - July 14, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

    Community Volunteers will give you a safe ride to your final destination of the night.  SERVICE IS FREE! 
                             Call - 308-633-6377


Sunday - July 14, 2024
  • Pickleball Tournament

       Sunday - July 14, 2024
     8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Oregon Trail Park, 17TH Trail Ct, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    1st Annual Oregon Trail Days Pickleball Tournament

    Come on over to the City of Gering Pickleball Courts for a fun tournament!

    Registration

    Contact: Trey Winkler 308-631-8713


  • Panhandle Quilt Guild - Regional Quilt Show

       Sunday - July 14, 2024
     12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Gering Junior High School, 800 Q St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Located at The Gering Jr High, use the West Gym Entrance, this is a show that will knock your socks off!
    ​Come on down and have a look at the incredible talent the Quilters of our area possess.

    Registration information can be found on the Panhandle Quilt Guild website.

    More Information


  • Frazier Shows Carnival

       Sunday - July 14, 2024
     3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Five Rocks Amphitheater, 2505 D St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    Come on out to the the 5 Rocks Amphitheater for some Carnival Fun!
    Food, games and rides galore, there's something for everyone. Click below for wristband and ride information.

    CARNIVAL TICKETS

    Contact:  Please Contact the Oregon Trail Days office at 308-436-4457 should you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!

    The carnival runs from Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14


  • Gospel Jubilee

       Sunday - July 14, 2024
     7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Legion Park, 1215 N St, Gering, NE 69341, USA

    All are welcome! Swing on by for a great time!

    Contact: Tim Hebbert 308-631-8413


  • Safe Ride Home Program

       Saturday - July 13, 2024 - Sunday - July 14, 2024
     10:00 PM - 1:30 AM

    Community Volunteers will give you a safe ride to your final destination of the night.  SERVICE IS FREE! 
                             Call - 308-633-6377


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