Photo by Alan J. Bartels
Hemingford is 18 miles northwest of Alliance and features year-round holiday events, including the Harvest Moon Festival and the Avenue of Flags. Hemingford displays more than 200 American flags along its streets during various holidays, such as July 4th weekend, Flag Day, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. Each flag once draped the casket of a veteran from the area, some of whom served in conflicts dating back to the Civil War.
Hemingford is home to the Box Butte County Fair. During the holiday season, Hemingford displays its Christmas Diorama. The drive-thru diorama, depicting scenes painted on wood panels, is nearly three football fields in length.
Box Butte Reservoir, a 1,600-acre lake and recreational area, is 10 miles north of town. It offers excellent fishing, boating, swimming, windsurfing and sailing, and is part of a state recreation area with picnic areas, hiking and primitive camping.
For more information contact the Hemingford Chamber of Commerce.