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Fall events in Nebraska, Indiana and Michigan offer a little something for everyone in the midst of colorful foliage.

| August 15, 2008

  • Visitors wander through the exhibit field at Husker Harvest Days.
    Even after 30 years, Husker Harvest Days continues to draw crowds eager to visit a premier working farm show.
    courtesy Husker Harvest Days
  • One of the many field demonstrations at Husker Harvest Days.
    Field demonstrations are a mainstay of Husker Harvest Days.
    courtesy Husker Harvest Days
  • Catch a bass with the pros!
    Catch a bass with the pros during 'Fish with the Pros.'

  • Visitors wander through the exhibit field at Husker Harvest Days.
  • One of the many field demonstrations at Husker Harvest Days.
  • Catch a bass with the pros!

The fall ushers in great foliage colors and festivals with something for everyone.

Husker Harvest Days, September 9-11 in Grand Island, Nebraska, is one of the country’s premier working farm shows. The myriad exhibitions and demonstrations are geared to Nebraska and Western Corn Belt agriculture.

Each year, visitors are able to see the latest in technology, seeds and chemicals, as well as field demonstrations and livestock handling. There are also equine events, rural life programs, health screening services, and arts and crafts galore.

The show’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 11. Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for ages 13-17. For more information, visit the Web site at .

The 44th annual Canaan Fall Festival, September 12-14, celebrates the U.S. Pony Express Mail Run in Canaan, Indiana.

On September 13, the Canaan Post Office will send its mail via horseback relay to the post office in Madison, Indiana, a distance of 13 miles. The Annual Pony Express Mail Run is the highlight of the fall festival. Sponsored by the Canaan Restoration Council, the run is the longest-running such event in the United States.

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