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Stir-Up Days 2017

Stir-Up Days is Ashland, Nebraska's single largest annual community event.

Highlights include the Stir-Up coronation on Friday night, the Grand Parade on Saturday morning, plus lots of family fun and activities including Helicopter Rides, Historic Tours, FREE Trolley Rides, Bungee Trampoline, Carnival Games, Beer & Wine Garden and Live Music, and closing with the Car Show on Sunday.

NEW THIS YEAR- take to the skies with helicopter rides on Saturday and Sunday for just $40 per person! Download the flyer for details! 

FREE Ollie the Trolley Rides between Ashland and SAC Museum on Sunday from 11am - 2pm

The much anticipated Stir-Up Days Car Show will take place on Sunday. This year the car show is expected to draw between 350-400 cars and motorcycles ranging from the 1930's to modern times and will coincide with the Concourse Classic Car Show at SAC Museum with FREE transportation between the car shows from Ollie the Trolley!

2017 Stir-Up Days • Ashland, Nebraska
July 21, 22 and 23

The Stir-Up is run strictly through volunteer efforts. We appreciate any ideas and hours you can provide to help make this a great event for the community.  Thank you to all of our event and monetary sponsors and volunteers who make Stir-Up Days possible. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Teresa Livers at 402-450-5564.

Monetary Sponsors Ashland Stir-Up Days 2017:

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Linoma Software, Innovative Laboratory Systems
GOLD SPONSORS: Bundy Family Dentistry, Marcy Mortuary, Bank of Ashland
BRONZE SPONSORS: Ashland American Legion, Ark Financial, The Brick House, Casey's General Store, C&L Hardware, Jada Scott Photography, Lee Sapp Ford, Midwest Physical Therapy and Sports Center, Todd Valley Plumbing, Heating & Electrical
FRIEND SPONSORS: Ashland Disposal, The Ashland Gazette, Lutton Law Office, National Title Company, Postscript, Willow Point Gallery

If you would like to help with Stir-Up, please contact Teresa Livers at 402-450-5564 or email tliversbasket@hotmail.com

If you would like to have an entry in the parade, please call Dr. Jack Cooper at 944-3305.

*Times and events subject to change without notice. 


FRIDAY - July 21st

9:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start –AGHS Alumni Golf Tournament, Ashland Golf Club, AGHS Alumni (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)

5 to 7 p.m. – Burger Bash, High School Commons, Ashland-Greenwood Spirit Squad

6 p.m. – Sand Volleyball Tournament, Volleyball Courts near 12th and Silver, Ashland Rescue

7 p.m. – Stir-Up Coronation, High School Gym, Junior Woman’s Club and Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

Public Reception, Ashland VFW, 24th & Silver

9 p.m. – Drive-In Movie “Fantastic Beasts”, High School practice field, Ashland-Greenwood FBLA

SATURDAY - July 22nd

7 a.m. – 5K Fun Run/1 or 2 mile walk (registration at 6:30 a.m.) 13th and Silver, The Brick House

7 a.m. – Breakfast, Bank of Ashland at 2433 Silver, Boys Scouts Troop 34

8 a.m. – Smile Contest, Bank of Ashland at 2433 Silver, Bank of Ashland

8 a.m. – MOPs Raffle Contest, 16th and Silver, Mothers of PreSchoolers

9 a.m. – Hightshoe Family Bake Sale, Willow Point Gallery at 1431 Silver, Hightshoe Family

9 a.m. until sold out – Popcorn Stand, south side of Silver between 15th and 16th, First Christian Church

9:30 a.m. – Kiddie Parade, Silver Street, Ashland Rotary Club (line up between 9 and 9:15 a.m. at 18th and Silver)

10 a.m. – Grand Parade, Silver Street, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce (Call 402-944-3305 to register)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Snow Cones, 16th and Silver, Clear Creek 4-H

10 a.m. to dark – Helicopter Rides

10:30 a.m. – Sloppy Joes,/Brats, St. Mary Education Center, 17th and Silver, St. Mary Youth Group and Knights of Columbus

Following parade – Lunch on the Lawn, Ashland History Museum, 207 N. 15th St., Ashland Historical Society, Farmers & Merchants Bank

11 a.m. – Seatbelt Convincer, vacant lot east of post office, Nebraska State Patrol

11 a.m. – Cornhole Tournament for kids/adults, American Lutheran Church parking lot, 20th and Silver, JJYB

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Book Signing of “The History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living”, Willow Point Gallery

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Beer and Wine Garden, 15th and Silver, Glacial Till Vineyard and Tasting Room and Ashland Area Chamber

12 noon – Omaha Street Percussion, 14th and Silver in front of Cheri O’s, Cheri O’s and others

12 noon to 3 p.m. – Water Fights, 15th and Silver in front of the post office, Ashland Fire Department

1 p.m. – Kiddie Tractor Pull (registration at 12:30 p.m.), 17th and Silver

1 to 3 p.m. – Art Competition and Show, Ashland Community Resource Center at 13th and Silver, Ashland Arts Council

1 to 4 p.m. – Carnival Games, 16th and Silver, All Stars and Stripes

2 to 8 p.m. – Euro Bungee Jump, Rock Climbing Wall, G-Force Wizzer ride, Lil Bubba Trackless Train, 14th and Silver

2:30 p.m. –Frog Jumping Contest, 15th and Silver, The Gift Niche

3 to 5 p.m. – Car Wash, High School parking lot, 18th and Silver, AGHS Speech Team

4 to 7 p.m. – Pie and Ice Cream Social, Methodist Church at 14th and Adams, Ashland United Methodist Church

4 to 8 p.m. – Inflatables, Pearly Bubbles, Photo Booth, 15th and Silver, Riverview Community Church and others

5 to 8 p.m. – Concessions, sponsored by Riverview Community Church youth

5:30 to 8 p.m. – VFW Steak and Hamburger Fry, Ashland VFW, 24th and Silver

6 to 10 p.m. – Washers Tournament in the beer garden, Ashland Rotary Club

7 to 10 p.m. – Bingo, St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus

8 p.m. to midnight – ROC in the Park, Wiggenhorn Park, 6th grade to age 19, ROC Youth Center

9 p.m. – Live music, American Legion Club, 15th and Silver, American Legion Post 129

SUNDAY - July 23rd

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Breakfast Buffet, American Legion Club, 15th and Silver, Legion Auxiliary

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Concessions, Silver Street between 14th and 15th St., Post Prom and Ashland Rescue Squad

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Helicopter Rides

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Historic Tours featuring Ashland History Museum and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the

Concourse Classic Car Show at SAC Museum with Ollie the Trolley

12 noon to 3:30 p.m. – Car Show (check in 9 a.m. to noon; trophy presentation at 3:30 p.m.), Silver Street, Ashland Auto Parts

(NAPA), Lee Sapp Ford, The Collision Center

Click here to learn more about the Car Show.


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