Tell me MORE about The Cattlemen’s Ball!” - Part I PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:04

Tell me MORE about The Cattlemen’s Ball!” - Part I

• I want to volunteer during The Ball.  Do I need to have a ticket?

The answer is YES, everyone must have a ticket.  However, it’s essential for you to know that ALL funds collected through Cattlemen’s Ball ticket sales are considered DONATIONS.  Therefore, as a ticket-holding volunteer, you have a vested interest in the success of this event.  You are considered a DONOR, and that makes you a very special and very integral part of our team!

Why are there two different types of tickets to The Ball?

It’s quite simple, actually – there are two types of tickets available for purchase so that you can choose the Cattlemen’s Ball experience that’s perfect for you!

As we mentioned earlier, your purchase of tickets to attend the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is a donation in support of the overall mission of this premier event, which is to promote beef in a healthy diet, to showcase rural Nebraska and to raise money for health care research.   Your ticket serves as the key that unlocks the gateway to your own personal experience of the finest that the Cattlemen’s Ball has to offer.

By selecting between Top Hand level tickets or Trail Boss level tickets, you can actually choose how wide to open that gateway:   Will you take in just the Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening events with a Top Hand ticket?  Or, will you push the gates wide-open with a Trail Boss ticket and enjoy a VIP-like experience at Friday evening’s events, plus all of Saturday’s daytime festivities, along with the Saturday evening celebration?

The choice is definitely yours.  However, we would like to make it as easy as possible for you to compare the two ticket levels by breaking it down for you…

TOP HAND TICKET:  $100

(Below lists items you will be admitted and entitled to with the purchase of a Top Hand ticket)

Event or Benefit

Day

Approximate Time

Admission Gates Open to the Ball

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Mid-Day Live Auction

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Silent Auction

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Art Show

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Craft Brew and Wine Tastings

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

General Store

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Buffett Center Tent

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Historical Tent

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Live Demonstrations & Other Activities

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Official Opening Ceremonies

Saturday Afternoon

1:00 PM

Air Show

Saturday Afternoon

1:15 PM

Fashion/Style Show

Saturday Afternoon

2:00 PM

Farm Auction

Saturday Afternoon

3:15 PM

Ranch Rodeo

Saturday Afternoon

1:45 PM

Prime Rib Evening Meal

Saturday Evening

5:00 PM

Truck & Corvette Raffles

Saturday Evening

6:00 PM

Main Evening Live Auction

Saturday Evening

7:15 PM

Concert: TRACE ADKINS

Saturday Evening

8:35 PM

Dance to Forgotten Highway

Saturday Evening

10:00-11:00 PM

Dance / Party Band

Saturday Evening

11:15 PM -12:15 AM

Cash Bar

Saturday Afternoon/Evening

1:00 PM – ?

 

TRAIL BOSS TICKET:  $400

(Below lists items you will be admitted and entitled to with the purchase of a TRAIL BOSS ticket)

Event or Benefit

Day

Approximate Time

Golf Tournament

at Hebron Country Club

Friday Morning

8:30 AM

Priority Parking Near Entrance

Friday Afternoon

4:00 PM

Admission Gates Open to the Ball

Friday Afternoon

4:00 PM

Recognition in Official Printed Program

For tickets purchased prior to April 15th Deadline

Trail Boss Hors D’oeuvres Reception

Friday Evening

5:00 PM

Friday Live Auction

Friday Evening

7:00 PM

Concert – TRACY LAWRENCE

Friday Evening

8:30 PM

Concert & Dance – LUCAS HOGE

Friday Evening

10:00-11:30 PM

Silent Auction

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Art Show

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Craft Brew and Wine Tastings

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

General Store

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Buffett Center Tent

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Historical Tent

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Live Demonstrations

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Featured On-site Activities

Friday & Saturday

Friday evening through Saturday afternoon

Oregon Trail Rawhide Run

Saturday Morning

8:30 AM

Priority Parking Near Entrance

Saturday Morning

8:00 AM

Admission Gates Open to the Ball

Saturday Morning

8:30 AM

Complimentary Water

Saturday Morning

8:30 AM

Trail Boss Champagne Brunch

w/ Open Bar

Saturday Morning

8:30 AM

Trail Boss Steak Luncheon

Saturday Noon

11:15 AM

Mid-Day Live Auction

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM

Official Opening Ceremonies

Saturday Afternoon

1:00 PM

Air Show

Saturday Afternoon

1:15 PM

Ranch Rodeo

Saturday Afternoon

1:45 PM

Fashion/Style Show

Saturday Afternoon

2:00 PM

Farm Auction

Saturday Afternoon

3:15 PM

Prime Rib Evening Dinner w/ Complimentary Wine and Priority Seating

Saturday Evening

5:00 PM

Souvenir Gifts (4)

Reception, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner

Truck & Corvette Raffles

Saturday Evening

6:00 PM

Main Evening Live Auction

Saturday Evening

7:15 PM

Concert:  TRACE ADKINS

with Priority Seating

Saturday Evening

8:35 PM

Dance to Forgotten Highway

Saturday Evening

10:00-11 PM

Dance / Party Band

Saturday Evening

11:15 PM-12:15 AM

Cash Bar

Saturday Afternoon/Evening

1:00 PM –?

Please note:   Times listed are approximate.  Slight schedule variances may occur as planners strive to structure the event in order to ensure all guests receive the best possible experience.

Whatever ticket level you choose to purchase, whether you are a TOP HAND or a TRAIL BOSS, know that we are genuinely delighted that you will be joining us at the 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska.  As individuals we may be strong, but as a group working together toward a common goal, we know we are so much stronger.  Together we can DO this.  Together we can WHIP CANCER!

Tickets for the event are on sale now, and going fast!  You can purchase yours online at www.cattlemensball.com, or call Bruning State Bank at (402) 768-7473.

Up Next…Tell me MORE about The Cattlemen’s Ball!” - Part II

We’ll answer more of your questions, like “This sounds like a huge event!  How is everything organized and implemented?  Who is in charge?  How is a Ball location chosen?”