Henderson's IGA grilled excellent burgers last year!
Thursday, October 8 will be the kick off for the annual event with a BBQ at Security First Bank's parking lot along with live entertainment which begins at 4:30 p.m.
After that it's time for the Melodrama which begins at 7:30 at the Valentine High School.
The Valentine Players will wow you with their antics. This group was from a previous performance!
Friday, October 9
The music and poetry sessions begin. Some you will have to pay for, others are free of charge. All are interesting insights into the settlement of the west. Which, when you consider the age of this area, it's really still being settled at a mere 130 years old.
9:00 a.m. - Poetry and Music at VHS
10:00 a.m. - Trade show opens at VHS gym
7:30 p.m. - Featured performances requires you to have tickets. The performers include: Doc Mehl, Susie Knight, Cowboy Culture, Dakota Style with Paul Larson, Robert Dennis and Bonnie Krogman and host Doris Daley.
Cowboy music and poetry will be shared on the same stage!
Saturday, October 10
9:00 a.m. - more poetry and music at VHS
10:00 a.m. - Want to learn the Do's and Don'ts of Writing Cowboy Poetry head to the commons area and be instructed by Doris Daley
10:00 a.m. - Time to shop at the Trade show which opens at VHS gym
1:30 p.m. - Featured performances requires you to have tickets. The performers include: Doc Mehl, Susie Knight, Robert Dennis, Bonnie Krogman, Paul Larson, Trey Allen, Mary Kaye and Three Trails West hosted by Doris Daley.
7:30 p.m. - Featured performances - again, tickets are required. Performers include: Trey Allen, Mary Kaye, Three Trails West, a secret special guest, with host Doris Daley.
O.K., not quite that type of trail ride...the kind where you bring your own horse and enjoy the beautiful countryside on a crisp fall day!
Sunday, October 11
11:00 a.m. - Old Time Church services at various churches in town.
2:00 p.m. - Trail Ride - information can be found by clicking on the link below.
7:30 p.m. - Final showing of the Melodrama - hiss and boo at the villain, cheer and applaud the hero and heroine!
For tickets call 1-800-658-4024 or go to Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering. You can also contact the Valentine Chamber of Commerce for more information at 402-376-2969.
It's a weekend full of fun, music, poetry, and FUN. Quilts will be on display, western giftware, CDs from the performers, and a variety of fun things you really don't want to miss out on!
Don't let the sun set before making your arrangements to attend the 24th annual Old West Days!
Let our sponsors help you with your four season, family fun, Old West Days' plans!!! Trade Winds Lodge, can help you with accommodations, and you have an excellent selection of fresh foods at Henderson's IGA.
You can get a gift certificate for a trip down the Niobrara National Scenic River with Brewers Canoers and Tubers? What a terrific gift for you or a loved one!
Nim-Rods Bait Store has all you could ever need or want for your fishing excursion - poles, live bait, bobbers, jigs, hooks, and plenty of refreshments! Berry Creek Gun and Pawn Shop, has everything you need in the way of firearms, ammo, and reloading supplies - conveniently located right down the street from The Quilting Cupboard, which has western prints, wool, cotton and batik fabric, along with patterns from Fear Not Pattern Co.
For a one of a kind gift that is uniquely yours, head over to Outback Screenprinting and Embroidery which has new location on First Street!!!
The Valentine Chamber of Commerce has a plethora of information that will have you coming back all year long ... make sure you stop by and pick some of their brochures up today!
Remember...the Sandhills are your four season, family fun, ticket 4 Adventure....come find out why at SandhillsWesternVacations.com!!!
We welcome you and your family!!!