Just 12 miles southeast of Fairbury on Hwy 8 lies the little town of Steele City, Nebraska along the Little Blue River. The Jefferson County Historical Society owns and maintains four historic buildings that offer visitors a glimpse of Steele City's past - circa 1900 stone blacksmith's shop in working condition, circa 1902 stone livery stable, circa 1880's stone Baptist church and brick bank museum. The buildings are open by appointment and during living history weekends in May and July and the annual Steele
City Flea Market and Old Farm Machinery Show in September.
Each summer, visitors have three opportunities to visit Steele City during Living History Weekends, held in May, July and September. Watch old-fashioned crafters demonstrate their arts, from soap making, rug weaving to blacksmithing and wagon repair. (402) 729-5131.
The first weekend in May kicks off the living history season for this rural community nestled near the Little Blue River in southern Jefferson County. Join us for a delightful experience featuring living history and craft demonstrations, blacksmiths working the forge, and self-guided tours of the buildings that comprise the Steele City Historic District.
Highlights of the weekend will include local blacksmiths demonstrating the age-old skills of metalworking both days in the historic blacksmith shop. Old-fashioned rope making demonstrations will take place on Saturday, and pioneer soap making and basket weaving on Sunday afternoon.
The local watering hole, The Salty Dog Saloon, is a great place to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. A biker-friendly bar, locals know that The Salty Dog Saloon is the place for great food and good times. Take a look at the menu.
The first weekend in June, The
Salty Dog Saloon sponsors the Steele City Ride-In
Bike Show. Bikers from all over the Midwest ride the scenic byways to Steele City to show off their bikes, compete for prizes and party for the weekend. This is a ride-in show so come for the show and stay for the weekend!
Sponsored by Nebraska ABATE District #7, Salty Dog Saloon and Cowboy's Custom Cycle.
The third weekend in September, Steele City plays host to bargain hunters and history buffs who come for the annual Steele
City Flea Market and Old Farm Machinery Show, sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society. Rain or shine, this event features flea market, craft and food vendors, old time blacksmithing, plus a working saw and shingle mill. For more information, contact Megan Sothan (402) 729-5131 or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camping available. Contact Steve Block (402) 613-1299.
Endicott RV Park
219 West Ridge Street
Endicott, NE 68350
Home Phone: (402) 729-5621
Cell Phone: (402) 587-1900