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Spring Barn Festival

  • The Barn 3045 South Marian Road Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)

The Barn Festival is held every Spring and Fall. The dates for 2017 are May 19-21 & 26-28, as well as September 15-17 & 21-23. The hours of operation will be 10-6 each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Food Trucks serving delicious food on both sides of the road, as well as the Watering Hole on the east side serving up Mixed drinks, beer, wine, soda, tea, coffee, water, etc. ADMISSION IS FREE!


The Barn Festival is a unique small business that we (Brian and Marla Anders) started over 20 years ago. In a nutshell, here are some things that may be helpful for you to know:

1. When you come to the Barn Festival, it is somewhat of a treasure never know what you might find, or if you will ever find another one like it again...some things get replenished for the second weekend, and we have brand new product come in as well for the second weekend, but our best advice to customers is, if you like it, you better grab it, instead of later on saying, “I should have bought it when I saw it!” We now have a 'Holding Bin' to hold product for you while you continue to shop. 

2. If you get home and wish you would have purchased something, we cannot help you. You will need to wait until the next Barn Festival to see if it shows up again.

3. We also have the ‘Art by Marla Rae’ business, and will use our Barn Festival business to market this venture as well as any other business ventures that we or our family members decide to start that we think might benefit from sharing with our Barn Festival customers.

4. When you come out to the Barn, it may be a bit like stepping back in time. You are not going to be able to go to a register and have your items scanned quickly. If you come during the prime time, you will want to allow yourself extra time, knowing that there could be extra long lines at the registers. Usually early in the morning and after 3 in the afternoon you will not have lines to wait in. 

7. You may have to park a ways out, and walk on the gravel road as well as uneven yard at times, so it might be smart to wear comfortable shoes. For those who are unable to walk long distances, we now offer a shuttle service from the old K-Mart entrance at the Imperial Mall that runs approximately every 30 minutes. 

If there is a chance of rain, get out those rain boots, poncho, and that umbrella that you rarely get to use to add to your comfort as you shop. This is not a fashion show out here...dress for comfort and enjoyment!

8. Be prepared to use Porta-Potties...our septic tank will not allow us to have indoor restroom facilities.

9. In regards to baby are welcome to use strollers while shopping outdoors, as well as in the Warehouse on the West side and the Stable Barn on the east side, but not inside the smaller buildings and rooms. Please come prepared to switch to your baby sling to make sure you don't miss a thing. 

10. Due to this ‘day and age’ we live in, we have implemented very strict security in the form of cameras, ‘undercover’ as well as posted on the grounds. You may be part of random bag checks at the exits. We also are asking our loyal customers to help us out in this area! If you see any 'suspicious' behavior, please report it immediately to a Security Person, or to the Barn Staff.

11. You will always find the latest information about the Barn Festival on our Facebook Page. We have found it to be a great media for staying in contact with our customers! Thanks for ‘liking’ us, and stay tuned...we are always thinking of what we can do ‘next’ to keep it FUN!

Policy on Barn-Festival Give-Aways! Winners are responsible for claiming their prize at the Festival that is held closest to the Give-Away. If the item is not physically claimed at the Barn Festival, it will be forfeited. Winner is allowed to have someone else pick up the item for them, but arrangements must be made in advance by contacting us at or calling 402.469.7507.

Earlier Event: May 26
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Later Event: May 26
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