1st Annual Beef, Bottles and Bands

Join us for the 1st Annual Beef, Bottles and Bands event! Sample great foods from local restaurants, bakers and caterers, and sip on the creations of local wineries, breweries, and distilleries while listening to the tunes of local musicians! Profits generated allow for the Cairo Cornstalk Festival activities to continue as well as provide for community improvement projects. Admission for the tasting event is $30 per person and includes a wristband and drink ticket to the Cornstalk Street Dance starting at 9 pm with Emmett Bower Band!

Village Fitness Fun Run and Walk – June 25

Annual 5k and 1 Mile fun  1 mile fun run/walk for the Cairo Cornstalk Festival.  The race is sponsored by Village Fitness and all the proceeds go to the Village of Cairo.  Register by June 13th to guarantee a T-Shirt.  All runners will receive a sport bag and bottle.

Register and starting point at 205 E Hwy 2, Village Fitness.

Village Fitness Cornstalk Festival Fun Run

2016 village fitness fun runAnnual 5k and 1 Mile fun  1 mile fun run/walk for the Cairo Cornstalk Festival.  The race is sponsored by Village Fitness and all the proceeds go to the Village of Cairo.  Register by June 13th to guarantee a T-Shirt.  All runners will receive a sport bag and bottle.

Register and starting point at 205 E Hwy 2, Village Fitness.

CornStalk Parade and Grand Marshal Announcement

Maxine Roberts Maxine Roberts chosen as Grand Marshal for Cairo CornStalk Parade

Maxine Roberts will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Cairo CornStalk parade. Maxine was born in Abbott Nebraska to Richard and Linda Spiehs. She has lived in the Cairo area all of her life. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High but went to school in Cairo. She then attended the Grand Island Business College and worked at the ordinance plant as a secretary. She married Wayne Sorensen on May 5, 1946 and lived in Cairo. Wayne & Maxine had two children Joyce Heger and Gordy Sorensen. Wayne passed away in 1970 and at that time Maxine went back to work at the Nebraska Veterans Home. She married Lavern Roberts on June 19, 1987 and they made their home in Cairo. Laverne has two sons Jack Roberts and Ray Roberts. Maxine has six grandchildren, five step grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Maxine is an active member of the Cairo United Methodist church where she is a member of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was also a member of Dorothy Chapter #322, Order of Eastern Star where she was a past worthy matron. She enjoys playing bridge and has also enjoyed quilting. She also enjoyed dancing for many years.

When asked “Why do you like living in Cairo?” Her response was, “I’ve lived in Cairo most of my life and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. People are so friendly and caring.”  

The CornStalk Parade is Saturday, June 14th
Registration at 8:30 AM at the Northwest corner of the Community Center lot.
Parade begins at 10:00 AM

Cairo Cornstalk Festival 2014

Cornstalk Festival 2014 Theme Revealed

Cairo Cornstalk FestivaCornstalk Festival 2014 Has a Theme

Cows, Plow and Luaus

Invest in duct tape because…. you guessed it the boat races are back.  Lace up your sneakers for the FunRun and walk.  Clean off the flatbeds, shine up those Chevys, the Parade and competition will kick off the event.  When the watermelon is eaten and the games have been played, put on your dancing shoes for the street dance.  Mark your calendar for Cairo Cornstalk Festival, June 14th.

More details are found at Cornstalk Festival 2014