Learn About our Annual Events
Every year, the Jaycees run events that promote community involvement. Below are a list of the current annual events and brief descriptions on what they are about. click on their respective links to learn more about the event or how you can be involved!
Beer & Bacon Festival
Beer & Bacon Festival enters its 7th year in 2019, acting as a social fundraiser to support the mission of the Omaha Jaycees. The Jaycees are Omaha’s longest standing young professional group and positively impact the community in a variety of ways. The proceeds from the festival allow for the Jaycees to continue to do good work and a portion feeds into a grant which is offered to non-profits in Omaha in need of funding to apply for.
The event also doubles as a food competition, in conjunction with the World Food Championships, acting as Nebraska’s automatic qualifying event in the ‘Bacon Division’ for the international competition held annually in November and televised on the Food Network.
Since 2005 the Jaycees have partnered with Village Pointe Shopping Center for our Hometown Holidays donation drive benefiting children associated with the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. The Omaha Jaycees set up Christmas trees, decorated with “angels”, throughout Village Pointe. Each angel card represents a child in need. The card contains a child’s gift wishes, which patrons can use as a guide to purchase gifts for the child, and instructions on where to drop-off gifts.
We appreciate your continued support and hope that you’ll be an ‘angel’ once again this year for an Omaha child in need of some Christmas love and cheer!
The Omaha Jaycees select 10 Outstanding High School students from the Omaha community each year and award them with a scholarship for advancing their education via an annual ceremony held at Village Point.
Applications are open to any high school senior in the Omaha community.