Old Settlers

Old Settles 2020, originally scheduled for June 26-28, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions and limitations put in place by the state of Nebraska. The Chamber of Commerce will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and hopes to schedule a make-up date for later in the summer to hold some kind of mini version of Old Settlers when and if conditions allow. 

Old Settlers is the annual town celebration of North Bend, dating back to 1889 when it was a gathering of the area's original settlers and their families. Since then, the Old Settlers Picnic has evolved into three days of festivities, rides, reunions and fun. Old Settlers is organized and sponsored by the North Bend Area Chamber of Commerce.


A full schedule of last year's Old Settlers is linked below. The 2020 schedule will be published in the weeks leading up to Old Settlers. 

The Old Settlers Craft Show will be a new event in 2020 at the city park on Saturday on June 27, with a portion of the proceeds going to the North Bend Senior Center. Contact organizer Sherry Raymond (402-657-7495 or biteme165@juno.com) for more information.

Old Settlers is

TBD, 2020


There's fun to be had for all ages at Old Settlers.

The Old Settlers schedule is published in the weeks preceding the celebration, but annual features include:

• DC Lynch Carnival Rides

• Sunday Parade

• Car Show

• Welcome Home Barbecue

• Wine and Beer Tasting

• Pizza Feed

• Pride of the Platte Photography Exhibit

• Alumni Golf Tournament

• Beer Garden

• Baseball Games

• Kids Games and Races

• Kids Tractor Pull

• Community Worship Service

• Kickball Tournament

• Sand Volleyball Tournament

• Bingo

• Food Stands

• Plus Lots More!

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