Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Kearney, Nebraska

February 17-25, 2018

Special Events

SPECIAL Events Planned for You and your Family

See Schedule for event times

Sunday February 18th

Sunday at the Classic features several fun events for the entire family to enjoy. The day activities include cattle dog trials and draft horse feed team races in the afternoon. The Classic opening weekend also features a Rustic Cowboy Mercantile during the day. The Mercantile includes unique shopping opportunities in addition to our Commercial Trade Show.

Monday February 19th

CAREER FAIR FOR COLLEGE YOUTH
On Monday, February 19th college youth from all across the Midwest are invited to attend the Classic Career Fair.
There will be several businesses on display for the youth to visit during the day. A lunch will be provided for the college youth looking for careers in Agriculture.
The Classic will coordinate a panel of speakers to address the youth on helpful hints when looking for a career.

Tuesday, February 20th

COOKIN AT THE CLASSIC
FCS/Pro Start Beef Culinary Contest The first Annual “Cookin at the Classic” was held at the 2017 Classic. There were 25 students that participated in the contest. Youth had the opportunity to learn from Chef John Zeggert from Lochland Country Club, Hastings, Nebraska. The youth received several awards during the contest.
Contestants prepared a Beef Appetizer and a Beef Entrée. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic is excited to work with the ProStart organization and the Nebraska Cattlewomen on the 2018 event for youth.

Tuesday, February 20th

CLASSIC STEAK COOK OFF AND THE BATTLE OF THE BREEDS
Tuesday events at the Classic will also feature the Classic Steak Cook-Off. This event is open to anyone that wants to grill a steak and have some fun. The highlight of the day’s events will conclude with the Battle of the Breeds in the showring. All of the Breed Associations serve up ‘their best beef” and hospitality to everyone attending the Classic. It is a fun evening at the Classic.

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