Heritage Days 2021

September 22-26

Make plans to attend the 50th Annual McCook Heritage Days!

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Heritage Days is Here!


Our largest annual celebration, held the last weekend of September, features a weekend of activities for the whole family. Enjoy a craft fair and the Heritage Days Parade.


MNB Mixer | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Announcement of Heritage Days Royalty, Honor Family, and Parade Marshal


Norris Breakfast | 7:00am @ McCook Christian Church
Cloyd Clark-Norris Preservation Award. Guest Speaker is former State Senator Dr. Laura Ebke. Tickets available at McCook Economic Development Corporation office or MNB

Heritage Acres Farm-To-Table Tours & Dinner | Tours 2:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm
Learn about the great food being grown in the McCook Area, then enjoy a 3 course meal made from local produce and products!

Registration is required:


Heritage Days Road Race | 7:30 @ East Side of Norris park
Registration begins @ 6:20am – 7:15am

MNB Realty Refreshments | 9:00am – 10:00am

Free coffee, water, and cookies from the MNB parking lot before the Heritage Days Parade!

Norris Park Vendors Sponsored by Wild Ass Soap Co. | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Heritage Days Parade Sponsored by McCook YMCA | 10:00am

George Norris House Historical Site Grand Re-Opening | After Parade

Immediately following the parade will be the Flag raising by Troop 147 and playing of the National Anthem by South West Nebraska High School Marching Band. 

The House will be open 10:00am to 3:00pm for public viewing every Friday and Saturday.

Bandshell Entertainment | 12:00pm – 4:30pm

High school cheer squad will kick off heritage days entertainment with a couple of cheers!

12:00pm – Heritage Days Royalty and Parade Awards

12:30pm – Dancers Only Performing Arts Academy

1:10pm – Ginger ten Bensel and Mary Lou Jones

2:00pm – Special Performances Throughout the Schedule by Gene Malleck

2:30pm – PJ Anderson, Gospel Singer

3:30pm – Senator Ben Nelson
Interview with Christian Wagner, Assistant News Director and Producer at NTV

Bison Alumni Golf Tournament | 1:00pm Shotgun Start

Ben Nelson Childhood Home | 2:00pm
Senator Ben Nelson Book Signing

Dirt Roads and Blacktop: Viewfinding Rural Nebraska with Jack Stevens | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
6th Floor of the Keystone Business Center

Cloyd Clark Celebration | 5:00pm @ Norris Alley and Keystone Lobby


Norris Park Vendors Sponsored by Wild Ass Soap Co. | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Church Services | 12:00pm

Retired Paster Becky Saddler followed by gospel music with Becky, Ginger ten Bensel, and Mary Lou Jones

Interview with Seth Denney | 1:00pm 

Seth Denney, NTV News Anchor and former McCook Resident

High Plains Museum | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Bob Jones from Oberlin, KS is appraising antiques at the High Plains Museum

$5/item, 5 items total

Becky Saddler, Ginger ten Bensel, and Mary Lou Jones | 2:00pm

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