Be a part of Welcome Activities

Be a Part of Welcome to Lincoln Day 

When: Friday, July 17 

Welcome Day Hours: 10am - 10pm (with peak attendance afternoon to early evening)

For Whom: 1,700 high-school contestants and their families plus rodeo vendors and staff arriving for first NHSFR to be held in Nebraska in decades. 99% of NHSFR Lincoln visitors will be from out-of-state including from 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia. The NHSFR contestants are required to wear their back numbers both on and off the grounds making them and their families easily recognizable. 

What's planned so far & how can you get involved? 

Welcome Signs: 

Official paper signs in windows, digital signs all across Lincoln & Lancaster County

  • Request an official welcome sign by completing the form below 
  • You'll be provided a window sign and digital sign message and/or artwork

Special Discounts, Offers & Giveaways: 

  • For Welcome to Lincoln Day and/or all week
  • Example: Could offer 10% off or free gift (with or without purchase) for those with NHSFR contestant back numbers or even for those in cowboy hats and boots if wanting to include vendors, staff and fans that are also in town
  • Register your offer by completing the form below and we'll give you an official window sign to advertise your offer as well as list on our website here
  • Want to get a coupon, flyer or giveaway item into all 1,700 contestants' hands? Be a part of the contestant Welcome Bag with affordable sponsorships - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give him a call at 402-441-1814. . 

Featured Tours & Experiences:

Available during the day - could be what you normally do or beefed up for this special day!

  • 8am-5pm: Nebraaska Capitol (guided tours on hour - free)
  • 9am-4pm: Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum 
  • 9:30am-5pm: Lincoln Children's Zoo
  • 9:30am-5pm: Lincoln Children's Museum 
  • 11am: International Quilt Museum tour (free)
  • 12-4:30pm: Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed 
  • 1-5pm: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Guided Tours 
    • Free shuttles from LEC to all three campuses with stops at Memorial Stadium and Dairy Store included!

Do you have a tour you'd like to offer? Let us know in the form below. 

Ride into The Railyard Downtown Welcome Celebration: 

  • 4-10pm: games
  • 7-10pm: live band, welcome greetings, giveaways, contests, pop-up stores for sponsors

Do you have a game or prize you can contribute? Do you want to be a sponsor to help fund the band and receive space to share your message? Let us know in the form below.