Help us fill the COVID-19 gap to keep

NHSFR LNK RBG with dates psd

Riding into town in 7 weeks!

 

Help the non-profit Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds keep this $16 million/year event coming into Nebraska in 2020….and in 2021, 2026 and 2027!

With the Governor’s announcements about June last Thursday, it looks like we can meet the health guidelines to conduct this event in mid-July.  Great news!!!  But we’ve got a new budget gap of $350,000 we need Nebraskans to help us cover to keep these 1500 youth and their families coming to Nebraska for 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico in a normal year. 

You can imagine the extra cleaning supplies, staff, ushers, room monitors we have to put in place with no notice to conduct these 13 rodeos over 10 days for 8000 visitors on our 200 acres. Unfortunately this year the public's ability to attend, buy tickets and food, and visit the trade show will be limited so our revenue to cover our costs are down.  We have to admit, the COVID-19 virus ate our budget contingency and more!  As an operationally unsubsidized event center & fairgrounds, we don’t have the magic fund to cover this COVID-19 gap.

Help us keep the world’s largest rodeo in Nebraska for years to come!!!

Donate here now through May 28 as part of Give to Lincoln Day and your donation can be matched!

How else can you help?

  1. Share this message right now to 10 more friends/colleauges you know would like to help or would know folks who would
  2. Buy a ticket for the rodeo and check the box to donate it if public can’t use their tickets due to health guidelines
  3. Rodeo & LEC & Super Fair sponsorships/advertising available—This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Donate your time—volunteer at the rodeo this July and help us cut our staffing costs & meet all these wonderful visitors (we’ll have all the best health precautions in placed for our volunteers)—Click here to sign up today

Stalls will be assigned in state/province groups where possible except stud stalls. Stalls will be inside or outdoor covered with variety of footing from concrete with included rubber mats, dirt, grass and small gravel. You will know your type of stall footing upon check-in. There will be a limited amount of rubber mats available for rent ($75/stall for event with self-install) on first come, first served basis upon check-in—we suggest you bring yours if possible.

Stalling Area Map Here is closeup view of Stalling area to see where Horse Check-in, General Store, Wash Bays, Hay, Shavings are all located.  Any stall-related questions, please see General Store--event info, snacks, beverages, buy hay/shavings, campground questions etc. 

Stay tuned for a Stall Number Map in future.

 

Do you need a horse to borrow or lease?

As a courtesy, we have created aFacebook groups for you to connect with local horse owners that would be willing to let you lease or loan. The pricing and agreements are between private parties – there is no guarantee or vetting done within these Facebook groups. Click on the link below to join the group.

NHSFR Lincoln Horse Lease & Loan

Posts should start with:
WANTED, dates, and desired budget

Friday, July 17

A special day created for NHSFR Lincoln visitors to introduce you to our friendly people and fun things to do that may include: 

  • 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 
  • 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!
  • Special retail and restaurant offers - Here we'll have a list of participating locations. Check back often for the latest!

2020 NHSFR Web Ride into the Railyard 
Downtown Welcome Celebration

  • 4-10pm: Games
  • 7-10pm: Live band, giveaways and special welcome surprises

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.

 

 

 

Trade Show vendors - no need to fill out this form, your vendor application is now open here.

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