Tickets to the 2018 Cattlemens Ball are no longer available.
But even though you may not be able to join us in person, you can still help support our mission to raise money for cancer research by becoming a part of our online auction. It’s super easy! Just go to our online auction site!

Be The Match

Would you like to give real hope to patients in need? For thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, and other life-threatening diseases, a cure exists – a marrow or cord blood transplant. Yet, most don’t have a fully matched donor in their family, so they depend on “Be The Match” to help them find a donor match.
You could be that donor match and save a life.
Learn more here, http://join.bethematch.org/cattlemensball, and at the BUFFETT CANCER CENTER TENT during the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska June 1-2 in Hebron.


8:30 AM  –  3:30 PM  Golf Tournament* at Hebron Country Club

(*Not included in Trail Boss Ticket Price – Pre-Registration & Additional Team Fees Required for Golf) 

4:00 PM                       Gates Open to Trail Boss Ticket Holders 

4:00 PM                       Concessions Open

4:00 PM  –  6:30 PM   Silent Auction

4:00 PM  –  7:00 PM   General Store    

4:00 PM  –  7:00 PM   Art Tent

4:00 PM  –  7:00 PM   History Tent

5:00 PM  –  6:30 PM   Trail Boss Reception*

(*See Menu for Trail Boss Reception below)                                      

6:00 PM  –  6:30 PM  Friday Evening Program

6:00 PM  –  6:30 PM  Miss Nebraska Allison Tietjen on piano

6:30 PM  –  7:15 PM   Welcome


7:15 PM  –  8:15 PM   Live Auction

8:20 PM  –  8:30 PM   Miss Nebraska Outstanding Teen Carsyn Long

8:30 PM  –  10:00 PM   Tracy Lawrence Concert

10:15 PM  –  midnight   Lucas Hoge Concert & Dance 



  • USDA Choice Beef Tenderloin Kabobs
  • Chef’s Western Style Beef Brisket Sliders
  • Glazed Chili Sauce Meatballs
  • Chef’s Gourmet Shrimp Saute Station
  • Vegetable Crudites
  • Spiced Tortilla Rollups
  • Homemade Spinach & Artichoke Dip
  • Assorted Desserts


7:30 AM                     Oregon Trail Rawhide Run*

                                  (*Pre-Registration and Additional Fees Required for Rawhide Run)

8:30 AM                         Gates Open for Trail Boss Ticket Holders

8:30 AM  –  10:00 AM Trail Boss Champagne Breakfast & Social

8:30 AM  –  4:45 PM   Antique Tractor Display

8:30 AM  –  8:00 PM  Serenity Garden & Promise Petals Tent

9:00 AM                       Concessions Open

9:00 AM  – 4:00 PM    Silent Auction Open

9:00 AM  –  4:45 PM   General Store 

9:00 AM  –  4:45 PM   Art Tent

9:00 AM  –  4:45 PM    History Tent

9:00 AM  –  4:45 PM    Blacksmith Demonstration

10:00 AM  –  4:45 PM   Live Animal Beef Display

10:00 AM  –  4:45 PM   Beef Tent

11:00 AM  –  midnight  Main Bar open

11:00 AM  –  midnight  Craft Beer Experience

11:00 AM  –  4:45 PM  Wine Tasting in Art Tent

11:00 AM                        Main Tent Opens

11:20 AM  –  noon          Trail Boss Luncheon

12:00 PM  –  12:45 PM  Live Auction

12:00 AM  –  4:00 PM  Buffet Health Tent & SIM Truck

12:30 PM                         Gates open for Top Hand ticket holders

12:45 PM  –  5:00 PM    Main Tent Closed

1:00 PM  –  1:15 PM       Opening Ceremonies

1:15 PM  –  1:45 PM       Air Show

1:45 PM  –  3:30 PM      Ranch Rodeo

2:30 PM  –  4:00 PM     Survivors Style Show – General Store Tent

3:30 PM  –  5:00 PM     Farm and Ranch Auction

5:00 PM  –  6:00 PM    Evening Meal Lines Open

6:00 PM  –  6:05 PM   Truck Raffle

6:05 PM  –  7:00 PM    Evening Program

7:00 PM  –  8:20 PM    Live Auction

8:30 PM  –  10:00 PM  Trace Adkins Concert

10:00 PM  –  midnight  Forgotten Highway Concert & Dance

Saturday Menus:

8:30 AM  –  10:00 AM Trail Boss Champagne Breakfast (Trail Boss Ticket Exclusive)

  • Breakfast Frittata Casserole
  • Assorted Mini Pastries
  • Tropical Fresh Fruit
  • Assorted Juices
  • Coffee

11:20 AM  –  12:00 PM Trail Boss Luncheon (Trail Boss Ticket Exclusive)

  • USDA Choice 10oz NewYork Strip
  • Seasoned Baby Russets
  • Chef’s Vegetable Mix
  • Summer Chop Salad
  • Rolls
  • Dessert, Chocolate Raspberry Tango

5:00 PM  –  6:00 PM Trail Boss & Top Hand Prime Rib Buffet

  • Certified Angus Prime Rib of Beef
  • Bistro Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Garden Pasta Salad
  • Sour Dough Rolls
  • Assortment of Desserts

Getting Here

  • Hebron
    From Hebron, travel north on Hwy 81 for 1 mile to Road P. Turn right and drive east for half a mile. Hergott Farm will be on the right hand (south) side of the road.
  • Bruning
    From Bruning, drive south on Hwy 81 for 10 miles to Road P. Turn left and drive east for half a mile. Hergott Farm will be on the right hand (south) side of the road.

The Hergotts

2018 Cattlemen’s Ball Host Family

Randy and Becky Hergott

The 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball will be hosted by the beautiful Hergott Farm near Hebron, Nebraska.

Randy and Becky Hergott, along with their 5 sons and their families, are honored to be hosting the 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball. Their inspiration comes from the knowing that the Cattlemen’s Ball benefits the Buffett Cancer Center today and into the future. The Hergott family has farmed and raised livestock in the area since the 1870’s. Just as their roots run deep, so does their commitment to the cure for cancer.


The Marshs

2018 Cattlemen’s Ball Co-Hosts

Rob and Natalie Marsh

Rob and Natalie Marsh are honored to be Co-Hosts for the 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska. As life-long residents, the Marsh’s have seen firsthand the effect of cancer on family and friends. The Marsh family raises Red Angus and Red Balancer cows just east of the 2018 Ball site and are raising the family’s 7th generation of operators, their four daughters.

Tackling Cancer

Check out the article in the UNMC newsletter about the newest advancements in cancer research and our contributions!

UNMC Article

Promise Petals

Purchase Promise Petals
  • The Hergotts

    2018 Host Family
  • The Marshs

    2018 Co-Hosts
  • Getting Here

    6235 Road P, Hebron, NE 68370