Autumn: Celebrate the harvest

As the combines and harvesters roll closer to harvest, an abundance of annual autumn events mark up the calendar.

Husker Harvest Days, the world’s largest totally irrigated farm show, draws people from all over the country every September, and on its heels people pull trailers in from afar to pick through treasures during Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt.

The annual Harvest of Harmony Parade features more than 75 marching bands early in October, and Doniphan Fall Festival holds a parade of its own on the same day. Families make their way out to the pumpkin patches north of Grand Island not just to choose the biggest pumpkin in the patch, but to feed the animals and fly down slides and zip lines.

Average Autumn High: 64° Fahrenheit
Average Autumn Low: 39° Fahrenheit