• Explore in Autumn
    Explore in Autumn

    Autumn is full of fantastic events in Grand Island. These two little guys are picking out pumpkins at one of the local patches.

  • Marching along since 1938
    Marching along since 1938

    The Harvest of Harmony Parade is an annual favorite, featuring more than 75 marching bands from around the state of Nebraska.

  • Another girl's treasure
    Another girl's treasure

    Nebraska's Junk Jaunt starts here in Grand Island and is a must for treasure hunters.

  • Future of the farm
    Future of the farm

    One of the most appropriate descriptions of the annual Husker Harvest Days is a local TV personality who called it the "Detroit Auto Show of farming."

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