AppleJack Festival takes place every fall in Nebraska City. One of the most popular harvest celebrations in the state attracts up to 80,000 people every year. The festival is dedicated to Nebraska's agricultural heritage and its famous apples. Visitors get a chance to try hundreds of apple pie varieties, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, candy apples, and apple pancakes. Wash it down with gallons of apple cider. Learn about all the possible ways to cook and preserve apples. There is also a parade, a classic car show, crafts fair, and a carnival.
USA Today named AppleJack Festival, which was launched in the 1960s, one of the top 10 Fall Harvest Festivals in the U.S. Don't miss its famous parade featuring marching bands and floats. Also, visit its apple orchards to take advantage of the bountiful harvest. Nebraska City is considered to be the apple capital of the state for a reason. Thousands of people fill the city to try their sweet apples and indulge in traditional entertainment. The three-day festivities start on Friday and last until 11 pm every day through Sunday in various locations across the city.