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Rock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury NebraskaRock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station, Fairbury NebraskaRock Creek Trail Days

First Weekend In June

Rock Creek Station
State Historical Park
57426 710 Road (6 miles SE of Fairbury)
Call For Info (402) 729-5777
*Park Entry Permit Required

The first weekend in June gives locals and visitors a chance to travel back in time when covered wagons and the new railroad were the principle means of transportation along the trails that cut through the Fairbury area in southeast Nebraska.

Rock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station, Fairbury NebraskaRock Creek Station State Historical Park, located 6 miles southeast of Fairbury along the Oregon Trail will play host to many activities including Black Powder demonstrations, Living History demonstrations, Live Entertainment and Buffalo Stew Cookout.

Bring your picnic basket and spend the day exploring the wonders of pioneer life. Don't miss the mounted cowboy shooting action or the buffalo stew cookout! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the weekend.

 

Jack Craven, Blacksmith, Rock Creek Station, Fairbury NebraskaActivities Include:

  • Living History
  • Apple Butter
  • Basket Weaving
  • Blacksmithing
  • Butter Churning and Biscuit Baking
  • Military Encampment
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Flint Knapping
  • Fire Building with Flint and Steel
  • Living History of Early Pioneer Trail Days, Rock Creek StationFrontier Cabin Life
  • Frontier Games
  • Hawk Throwing
  • Pony Express Runs
  • Horse/Mule Shoeing
  • Ranch Interpretation
  • Rope Making
  • Pine Needle Basket Weaving
  • Rug Braiding (Sat only)
  • Lace Making (Sat. only)
  • Tatting (Sat. only)
  • Zither Music

 

Rock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury NebraskaRock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station, Fairbury NebraskaRock Creek Station Post Office, Rock Creek Station, Fairbury Nebraska

Rock Creek Station Visitor's Center
Open 9 am to 5 pm Daily

Black Powder Gun Demonstrations (Both Days)
Both Days at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm

Re-enactment of the McCanles-Hickok Fracas (Both Days)
Both days at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Pony Express Run
Both days at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm

Military Skirmish
Following the Pony Express Run

Mule Pulled Wagon Rides Available
Both days all day

Relay For Life Lunch Benefit on West Ranch
Saturday, June 4th • 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
BBQ, Hot Dogs, Chips, Baked Beans, Dessert & Drink - Free Will Donation
Bottled Water & Pop will also be available for purchase

Buffalo Stew Cookout
Saturday June 4th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Music Before and After Dinner
Featuring Music of the Plains
Presented by: David Marsh (Sp by Nebraska Humanities Council)

Ticket Prices: Adults $9.00 • Children (13 & Under) $6.00
Tickets are available at:

Fairbury Chamber of Commerce
(402) 729-3000
Friday, June 3, 2016 until Noon
Rock Creek Station Visitors Center
(402) 729-5777
Saturday, June 4, 2016

 

 

Rock Island Railroad Museum, Fairbury NebraskaBe Sure To Visit ...

The Rock Island Railroad Museum, located in the Rock Island Depot at 2nd & I Streets. Don’t miss Rails & Trails Days at the Rock Island Depot Museum during the first weekend in June.  The depot will be open all weekend with miniature train rides, model train displays, musical entertainment and gift shop.

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