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Stir-Up Days 2016

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 a Bungee Trampoline, Carnival Games, Arm Wrestling Championships and Live Music, Dancing, Car Show and Beer & Wine Festival.

The much anticipated Stir-Up Days Car Show and Beer & Wine Festival 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 include a special appearance of a 1960's Sprint Car from the Museum of American Speed, giveaways and a drawing for a 1955 Chevy Pedal Car signed by renowned racers Al Unser Jr. and Robbie Unser!

2016 Stir-Up Days • Ashland, Nebraska
July 22, 23 and 24 

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.  

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 22nd

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

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

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

9 p.m. – Live Band, “Faceplant”, Ashland American Legion, 15th and Silver


Saturday, July 23rd

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, Boy Scouts Troop 34

7 a.m. to noon – Arts and Crafts Fair, Lee Sapp Ford parking lot, 16th and Silver, call Annie at 402-202-8065

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

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

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Free Watermelon along parade route, Ashland Care Center

9 a.m. to noon – Farmer’s Market, 15th and Silver

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- MOPs Fundraiser Raffle, 16th and Silver

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

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

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

Following parade – Lunch, Ashland American Legion at 15th and Silver, Ashland American Legion Post 129 Legion Riders

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

12 noon to 4 p.m. -- Henna tattoos, 16th and Silver, Jessica Buller

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

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

1 to 4 p.m. – Splash Pad Info/Fundraiser, 16th and Silver

1 to 5 p.m. – Art Show, 1324 Silver, Ashland Arts Council (Call 402-944-2022 for more info)

2 to 5 p.m. -- Car Wash (free will donation), High School parking lot, Ashland-Greenwood Speech Team

2 to 8 p.m. -- Euro Bungee Jump, Tubs of Fun, 14th and Silver

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

3:30 p.m. -- Kids Bike Races, 17th and Silver, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

4 p.m. – Arm Wrestling Championships (weigh-ins 2:30-3:30 p.m.), 15th and Silver

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, Bubble Station, Photo Booth, 15th and Silver, Riverview Community Church and others

4 to 9 p.m. – Concessions, Silver Street, Word of Hope Lutheran Church

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

6 to 8 p.m. – Adult Tricycle Races, downtown Ashland, Tom Walsh - Universal Group

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

7 to 9 p.m. -- Live music featuring “The Way Out”, Silver Street

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 – age 19, ROC Youth Center

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Live music featuring, “Freewood”, Ashland American Legion, 15th and Silver


Sunday, July 24th

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 at 15th , 16th and 17th, Post Prom and Ashland Rescue Squad

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – KONA Shaved Ice, 15th Street east of post office, Post Prom fundraiser

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Beer and Wine Garden, 15th and Silver, Glacial Till Winery and Tasting Room, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Car/Motorcycle 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.


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 944-3397.

Monetary Sponsors Ashland Stir-Up Days 2016:

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Linoma Software, Innovative Laboratory Systems
GOLD SPONSORS: Bundy Family Dentistry, SMC-Ashland Family Clinic, City of Ashland, NE
SILVER SPONSORS: Lutton Law Office, LLC, National Title Company
BRONZE SPONSORS: Ashland American Legion, Midwest Physical Therapy, Casey's General Store, Lee Sapp Ford, Todd Valley, Jada Scott Photography, Marcy Mortuary, C&L Hardware, The Brickhouse, Farm Bureau Insurance, Ark Financial, Ashland Care Center, Ashland Area Economic Development Corporation
FRIEND SPONSORS: Ziegenbein Farms, Willow Point Gallery, Ashland Computer Care

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