More than 300 people were at the Neligh American Legion on Saturday for the inaugural Novemberfest, featuring wine and beer from all across Nebraska.
Novemberfest may be a new event for the Neligh Young Men's Club, but the community has rallied behind the event and the organization behind it.
"The response has been great. We sold a little more than 300 tickets, and the way the community has gotten around us, especially advertisers, if we wouldn't have had them, this even wouldn't have been possible," said Steve Simonsen, event organizer. "
All of the beer and wine served at the event was from Nebraska-based wineries and breweries. Simonsen said organizers wanted to make the event unique and looked to only Nebraska companies for the tasting.
Novemberfest also featured a home brewery competition where locals could show of their talent of homemade wine or beer.
With wall to wall people smiling ear to ear throughout the night, it's no surprise the Neligh Young Men's Club has already decided to make Novemberfest an annual event.
"I never imagined it would go so well," Simonsen said. "Over 300 tickets the first time is exciting.