follow the rails art trail logoMark your calendar for October 16 from 2pm to 7pm and October 17 from 10am to 7pm for Follow the Rails Art Trail a new show for Cairo.

This show is funded in part with a grant from Nebraska Junk Jaunt.  It is the hope of the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway group, the developer of this show, to build this event into another successful way to bring awareness and commerce to small communities on the byway, which is highway 2 between Grand Island and Alliance.  Twelve communities are participating in this event.

Cairo will have two locations, Oak Creek Mercantile and Cairo Community Center.

The Cairo Community Center will feature:

Pawnee Art Center—will bring incredible Native American art and a speaker will be featured at this location.

La Mexicana Food Truck—featuring incredible Mexican food and handmade tortillas from their tortilla factory in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Simple Faith Farm—produces hand made soaps from goats’ milk and hand made items.

Bill Loeffler—Blacksmithing demonstration and vending leather crafts, canes and knives.

Miletta Vista Winery—Wine tasting provided from the vineyards located near St. Paul, Nebraska.

Cairo Roots Museum—For more than 30 years, the Cairo Roots Society has collected and preserved historical objects and information related to Cairo and the surrounding area from the 1870’s to the present.

Dr. Jean Lukesh—Award winning author premiers her new book SECRET BROTHER: THE STORY OF SOLON BORGLUM, “THE SCULPTOR OF THE PRAIRIE” about artist/cowboy/rancher/sheriff Solon Borglum (younger brother of Gutzon Borglum) who had a ranch just west of Cairo, Nebraska, along what is now Highway 2 near the St. Michael Bluffs (where he carved huge Native American figures) from 1885-1893 until he became world famous.  Gutzon Borglum went on to work on Mount Rushmore.

Oak Creek Mercantile will also be open
303 High Street
Hours: Friday, 2pm to 7pm and Saturday, 10am-7pm
A unique collection of Nebraska historical artifacts and unique items for sale.

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