Iron Horse District

The Iron Horse District is a one mile area in downtown Holdrege with a mission to create a vibrant and attractive destination for residents and visitors and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and artistic roots of the community.

It will encourage lifelong learning through memorable experiences and immersive events, foster a sense of belonging, promote historical preservation, and create economic prosperity and sustainability.

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Upcoming Events:

Iron Horse Festival (September 14, 2024)

The Iron Horse Festival will be a signature multi-genre arts event spanning the entire creative district at various locations, culminating with live music in the evening. The daytime portion of the event will feature an expo with artists selling their work, demonstrations and workshops from arts and media professionals, live music at two stages, painting stations, selfie stations, and more! 


The Iron Horse Festival will feature an evening concert with Logan Mize, and performances by Luke Mills, and Savanna Chestnut! Join us on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM for a night of great music and fun. Tickets available here!


To learn more about Artistic Demonstrator or Vendor (artisan or food truck) opportunities for the Iron Horse Festival, we've compiled a page with information about the differences between both. Click here for more details.


If you'd like to sign up to be an artisan vendor during the expo portion of the event (11am - 4pm) or a food truck vendor throughout the day (11am - 11pm), click this link to apply.

Road to Iron Horse (March-August 2024)

The Road to Iron Horse will be two “battle of the bands” events. Bands of any genre can sign up for this event. Bands face elimination over the course of the events and the winner of the final battle will open for the main acts at the Iron Horse Festival on September 14, 2024! Click here for further details, full rules, and to sign up your band.

Opportunities to get Involved

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers!

To organize events in the district, we need the help of interested and dedicated volunteers. If you’d like to get involved in Iron Horse District and/or Festival planning, sign up by clicking the button below. 

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