Entertainment & Events in Hastings, Nebraska
Located in Downtown Hastings
Thousands of kids of all ages gather in Hastings, Nebraska the second weekend of every August to celebrate the invention of Kool-Aid, Nebraska's official soft drink, by Edwin Perkins in 1927. Step back to simpler times when every small-town entrepreneur could start a business on a street corner with a pitcher of Kool-Aid. The festival features the World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand, full size Kardboard Boat Races on Lake Hastings, miniature Kool-Aid Jammer Boat Races at the City Aquacourt, the Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest, the Kool-Aid Classic Car Cruise of America, Giant Inflatable Rides, Carnival Games, Festival Foods, Trolley Rides through the Hastings Historic District, golf and other sports tournaments, an entrepreneurial festival, model rocket launches and many other events.
Sponsored By: Anne Rohan
Nebraska County Music Festival 402-224-3301
Located at the Adams County Fairgrounds
Professional and amateur singers and songwriters compete for trophies during this six day event that happens each October at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
Sponsored By: Dorothy Shaw
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