3 Reasons to Visit Logan County This Week

Celebrating the season in Sterling!

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1.  Clarence’s Corner

Enjoy a nostalgic treat at Clarence’s Corner while visiting or shopping in downtown Sterling. Located at the Logan County Courthouse Square, this community landmark will be open for special occasions during December including Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5-8 pm. Clarence Mentgen faithfully popped popcorn here six days a week and earned his living for more than 38 years. The friendly “popcorn man” is no longer living, but he is forever memorialized with a bronze sculpture next to the replicated “Clarence’s Corner” popcorn stand. Learn more about the history here.

2.  Overland Trail Museum

Christmas on the Prairie at the Overland Trail Museum is the perfect event to truly put you into the holiday spirit! Step back in time as your stroll through the beautifully decorated museum and village buildings, stop by the roaring fire and enjoy a roasted chestnut, step into the High Plains Education Center to warm up with a cup of hot cider and a cookie, visit with neighbors and friends and listen to the music of the season. Open house dates are Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Thursday, Dec. 20, 5-7 pm. Be entertained by local musicians: Braedon and Peyton Kloberdanz on Dec. 18 and the Brompton family on Dec. 20; Santa will be the special guest on Dec. 18 to give rides in his decked out fire truck! Click here for more details.

3.  Parade of Trees

Sterling Public Library is filled with Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes for the 2018 Parade of Trees. There are approximately 110 trees decorated in a variety of themes by local individuals, businesses, organizations and groups. The library will offer a chance to enjoy all of the illuminated trees with the building lights off at the annual open house scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5-8 pm. Also enjoy the live music and refreshments! View photos of some of the displays here.

While you're out and about, don't forget to stop and refuel! Find where you can feed your hungry here.

3 Reasons to Visit Logan County This Weekend

Sterling is Sparkling and the Music is Merry!

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1. Winter Ensemble Concert

For a joyous treat to your auditory system, Northeastern Music and Recording presents the Winter Ensemble Concert on Saturday, December 8 at 7 pm at the Dorothy J. Corsberg Theater at Northeastern Junior College. This event features performances by the department’s contemporary choir, concert choir, jazz band and concert band. Tickets are $5; free to NJC students/faculty/staff. Learn more here.

2. The 27th Noel

Continue the sound celebration with the Master Chorale and The Twenty-Seventh Noel Christmas Concert. Directed by Don Johnson, the performance is Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm, also at the Corsberg Theater at Northeastern Junior College. Admission is $10 for adults. Students 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Click here for more details.

3. The Grill at River City

Whether it’s for lunch or dinner or sipping hot cocktails, make time for a stop at The Grill at River City where the holiday spirit overflows! They have decked the halls with boughs of holly and Christmas trees and bright lights for this festive season. Bring the whole family for free s’mores on the Patio every Tuesday evening from 4-9 pm, until Christmas! Check them out here.

Three Reasons to Visit Logan County

Have You Ever Met A Reindeer?

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Windsong Chorus, Centennial State Chorus and special guests present, “A Red, White and Blue Christmas” concert on Sunday, December 2, at 3 pm in the Frank Hunter Auditorium at Sterling High School. Admission is a suggested $8 donation and two non-perishable food items.

 C’mon In

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It might be chilly outside but it’s always warm and friendly inside Simkins Parlour. Stop in for a cold treat or warm soup. There’s coffee and ice cream and wraps and gourmet soups and salads and homemade sweets and more! Relax with your family, or unwind with a rousing board game among friends.


3 Things to Do in Logan County This Weekend!

We can't let the occasion pass without thanking the venturing visitors and free-range tourists like yourself who share our love for this part of the Pioneering Plains. We hope you find many more opportunities to roam freely in Sterling and Logan County!

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We've got numerous events and activities coming up. You're going to want to get these dates on your calendar before it fills up. Find more information here.



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Sterling Public Library is offering Relax Your Way Through the Holidays on Saturday, November 17 at 2 pm. The program will help us take the stress out of our holiday season. Special guests will provide lots of tips on various topics, including Rece Herboldsheimer who will provide a wonderful program on using scarves to change your holiday wardrobe. Be sure to bring a scarf with you as she will be teaching how to tie them for different looks.

There will also be several flavors of coffee or hot chocolate and a scrumptious dessert to enjoy. Space is limited for the event so you need to reserve your spot by picking up a ticket at the library. Tickets are free and still available. (The relaxing kitty is not representative of actual program.)


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Kyle Pogue

Does your funny bone need tickled? Laugh it off at Comedy Night, Saturday, November 17, 7:30 pm, at the Sterling Elks Lodge where 2 For The Road Entertainment presents Kyle Pogue and Brandt Tobler together for one night! Find more information here.

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Brandt Tobler



Are you looking to plan a visit to Sterling and Logan County? Find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary. Maybe you love museums or hiking and biking? Perhaps you enjoy golf or disc golf or birding or hunting?

In Logan County, you’ll discover a variety of activities for every level of adventure. And to top it all off, you’ll rarely be caught in a traffic jam or stand in line!

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Ready for some free-range tourism? You’ve come to the right place to roam.

We’ll even help you plan your trip. Click here for more information.



chamber scarecrowYou’ll want to wander around Sterling to view the many whimsical and creative scarecrows on display throughout the community in October. Look around… you might see one of the temporary visitors sitting on a bench, or standing by a tree, or hanging out at your favorite store. They’re everywhere! Participating businesses, their location and their scarecrow can be found listed on an interactive map here.


scott hays road less traveledPlatinum and Palladium fine art prints by Scott Hays are now on display at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, located in the historic Union Pacific Depot in downtown Sterling. (Viewing is available during business hours, Monday-Friday.) Hays’ photo exhibit, “The Road Less Traveled: State Highway 14, highlights the unique scenery along this little known 237-mile stretch of highway in the northern portion of Colorado. Learn more about it here.


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If your taste buds are looking for something different, take them on an exciting journey through the authentic Mexican cuisine at Fiesta Restaurant. Established in 1989 and family owned, Fiesta’s chefs are known for their genuine cookery. Enjoy a great meal and relax with the family friendly service and comfortable atmosphere.

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