• About

    2017 Cattlemen's Ball
  • Tickets and Promise Petals

    Now Available
  • Getting Here

    43581 Drive 818, Anselmo, NE. 68813


The 2017 Cattlemen’s Ball is on the breathtaking Lonesome River Ranch in Anselmo, NE. This year’s ball is going to be one of our best yet!

Hosting the ball are Jeff and Lisa Johnson from the Lonesome River Ranch in Custer County, near Anselmo, NE. The 2017 theme—4 A Cure—celebrates Custer County’s license plate number and the ultimate goal of eradicating the world from cancer. Their ranch slogan reads “The New Brand from a Legendary Past.” Experience this legacy at the 2017 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball.

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Buy Tickets and Promise Petals

Participating in a golf tournament and/or ribbon painting will be offered as electives when purchasing tickets. View Paint Your Ribbon Here
To order your tickets over the phone, please call Diane or Sadye at (308) 872-5938. Any inquiries regarding volunteers, donations, etc. should be routed to Sadye.
You may leave a message during non-business hours.

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Top Hand
Top Hand Ticket Holders will enjoy: All Saturday activities after 12 pm, evening meal, and concerts.   Buy Tickets Now
Trail Boss
Trail Boss Ticket Holders will enjoy: Friday evening Trail Boss social, Saturday morning brunch, all Saturday activities, preferred concert & evening meal seating.     Buy Tickets Now
Promise Petals
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The Cattlemen’s Ball dedicates itself to the promise of providing funds for the Fred & Pamela Buffett Center to help eradicate cancer. The Promise Petals are to remember those we have lost to this horrible disease, for those that are fighting and those who have survived. Order Now

Getting Here

  • Broken Bow
    From Broken Bow Hwy 2 west to Victoria Springs Rd (about 9 miles from the last stop light in Broken Bow) turn North (right) go about 10 miles to stop sign. Turn East (right) 1.7 miles to Milburn Rd turn North (left) go about 5 miles to Drive 818 Turn East (right) .5 miles to Ball.
  • Sargent
    Take the Sargent Rd towards Gates or Victoria Springs about 16 miles west to Gates 4-Way stop, continue west for about 7 miles. Turn North on the Milburn Rd. 5 miles to Drive 818 turn east .5 miles to Ball.
  • Anselmo
  •  From Hwy 2 turn on to  21 Spur (down town Anselmo)  towards Victoria Springs (east)  about 7 miles to Milburn Rd turn North  5 miles to Drive 818 turn east .5 miles to Ball.





Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins
June 3, 2017 | Time TBA


Eric Paslay
June 3, 2017 | Time TBA

2017 Schedule

Times and Events Subject to Change



June 2, 2017 FRIDAY EVENTS:
8:30 AM Elective: Golf Tournament – Broken Bow Country Club (Click for More Information)
12:30 PM Elective: Paint your Ribbon – Kinkaider Brewery (Click for More Information) (Directions)
5:00 PM Gates Open for Trail Boss Ticket Holders
5:00 PM Trail Boss Reception
5:00 PM Silent Auction Begins
5:00 – 7:00 PM General Store Open
7:00 PM Welcome
7:30 – 8:30 PM Live Auction
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Dance to Sheila Greenland
9:00 AM Gates open for Trail Boss Ticket Holders
9:00 – 10:30 AM Trail Boss Champagne Social
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Silent Auction
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM General Store Open
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Art and Wine Tent Open – Art Show Vendor Application
10:00 – 11:00 AM Magician
10:00 – 11:00 AM Culinary Show
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Activities – Air Boat Rides, Culinary Shows, Scenic Wagon Rides, Antique Tractor Show
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wine and Beer Tasting
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Trail Boss Lunch by HERBSTER ANGUS FARMS
11:30 AM Gates Open for Top Hand Ticket Holders
11:30 AM – 4:00 PM UNMC Buffet Cancer Center Health Screenings
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Culinary Show
11:30 AM – 12:30 AM Concessions
12:00 – 12:30 PM Trail Boss Only Live Auction
12:45 – 5:00 PM Main Tent will be closed for evening concert set up
1:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
1:30 – 2:30 PM Culinary Show
2:00 – 3:00 PM Style Show
2:30 – 3:30 PM Farm and Machinery Auction
3:00 – 4:00 PM Magician
3:30 – 4:30 PM Culinary Show
3:30 – 5:00 PM Ranch Rodeo
5:00 – 6:00 PM Evening Meal
6:15 – 6:30 PM Vehicle Raffle Drawing
6:30 – 6:45 PM Host Family Welcome and Thank You
6:45 PM Dr. Cowan Speaks
7:00 – 8:00 PM Live Auction
TBA Rodney Atkins Concert
TBA Eric Paslay Concert
TBA Emmett Bower Band Concert
June 4, 2017 SUNDAY EVENTS:
8:00 AM Open Church Service (Non-denominational)

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