Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo

This celebration lasts for one entire week in July. Activities include nightly attractions, a PRCA rodeo, music concerts, tractor/truck pull and a demolition derby. Week-long attractions include 4-H events, carnival rides and food vendors. July 22-29, 2023


Occurs during the first full weekend in October. Festivities include live entertainment, food vendors, cold beer, a parade and more.

Sidney Gold Rush Days

Held during the second weekend in June, this celebration includes musical performances, storytelling, cookouts and historical displays. June 9-11, 2023

Potter Car Bowl

Occurring the last Saturday in June, enjoy a car show, duckpin bowling, food, craft show, pinewood derby, live music, auctions, raffles, rodeo events and fireworks.

June 24, 2023

High Plains Arts Council

The High Plains Arts Council’s mission statement is “to provide the widest variety of cultural activities by developing, promoting, and supporting the visual, performing, and creative arts for all people within the Highby Plains and surrounding areas” – they work hard to find a well-rounded set of performances for each season.

Visit their website below to learn more about their organization and to buy tickets for the upcoming events.

Other Events

Sidney – 

987 The Big Boy Cruisin’ Night1st Friday in June

Farmers Market Every Saturday morning, downtown, July through September

High Plains Art Council

Downtown SoundsFree concert 6:30 PM, June-August, Downtown in Hickory Square

Fort Sidney Lamp Light Tours – Friday after Thanksgiving (Additional time-frames this year, see Candle Light Tours)

Dalton – 

 Dalton Fall Festival – Second weekend in September

Gurley – 

Gurley Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day – 2nd Saturday in March


Old Settler’s Days – Labor Day Weekend

Potter – 

Potter Days – Labor Day Weekend

 PNCC Potter 120 Off-Road Racing – Labor Day Weekend

Stop By & Stay A While

If you visit Cheyenne County, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by tons of big-city options in a welcoming small-town environment. From dining to burgers and shakes, from cozy motels to upscale hotels with swimming pools, from mom-and-pop antique stores to nation-wide retailers, we have all of the conveniences your family is looking for. Not only that, we have museums, inviting parks and seasonal events that your whole family can enjoy.

Go Ahead – Turn off at Exit 59 and see what it is like to stop and experience Cheyenne County