Taylor has plenty to do and see for all ages! Listed below are some of the more popular events that happen throughout the year in and around Taylor. Visit our Calendar for dates and a complete listing of what is happening in our area.
Loup County 'World's' Fair
The Loup County Fair, fondly referred to by locals as the 'World's Fair', is held the 2nd week-end in August. The small village of Taylor swells in size and becomes the hub of activity for the 5 day event. The youth of the county show off their 4-H projects including arts and crafts, foods, displays, and animal exhibits. Citizens proudly show off photography, art, produce, and other items. Many family activities are planned throughout the weekend ie. a bicycle rodeo, turtle and duck races, cakewalks, chicken scramble, kiddie parade, and more! The Fair is wrapped up by one of the biggest and best community parades in the area on Saturday night followed by entertainment that is free for all. Come and see why Taylor triples its population during the 'World's Fair'! To see a complete schedule of all the events during the 'World's Fair' please visit
Taylor Jr. Rodeo
The Taylor Junior Rodeo is located 1 mile north of Taylor on Highway 183. Come and see one of the state's best Jr. Rodeo's held the 2nd Saturday in August during the Loup County Fair! For more information contact Sally Peters at 302-214-0537.
The Loup County 5K Run/Walk
This event is held on the Saturday morning of the Fair and starts at 8:00 am and participants register at the football field. Early registrations are guaranteed a T-Shirt! For more information contact Janet Naughtin at 308-942-3476 or view the registration form below.
The annual Junk Jaunt travels through Loup County every September and offers numerous stops for those searching for antiques, primitives, 'stuff', and other 'treasures'. For more information check out
Greater-Prairie Chicken & Sharp-tailed Grouse viewing
From March 15th - April 30th each year, Calamus Outfitters offers tours to see Greater Prairie-Chickens and Sharp-tailed Grouse performing their mating displays. With the Nebraska Sandhills as the backdrop, these birds put on quite the show in order for the chance to mate. This is a must see for anyone who enjoys nature and is truly a unique wildlife experience. For more information call 308-346-4697 or visit our website at:
Annual Pumpkin Carving
The Annual Pumpkin Carving is hosted by the Nebraska Game & Parks and held each year at the Homestead Knolls Campground at the Calamus Reservoir. It is usually the 3rd weekend in October. Bring your tent or camper and join the fun! Check the calendar at Nebraska Game & Parks for more information.