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Spence, Wild Turkey Days Mascot The first Wild Turkey Days was held in Spencer, Nebraska on October 12 & 13, 1996. The purpose of this was to bring people, dollars and enthusiasm to the town of Spencer.

In 1960, thirty-two Spencer area residents purchased 85 wild turkeys at $5 a piece. These birds were then distributed from Butte, to Bristow, along the Ponca Creek, the Niobrara River, and Eagle Creek. After over 35 years from these early efforts, there are now thousands of turkeys surrounding this rural community.

The wild turkey is not native to North Central Nebraska.

Wild Turkey Days has many activities to suit all age groups. There have been balloon rides, old fashioned country fairs, craft fairs, flag football, a fabulous chili contest, turkey calling contests, pony rides, and air shows, and the most delicious turkey dinner on Sunday. The dinner is worth the wait.

The picture at the top of the page is "Spence" the official emblem of Wild Turkey Days You will see "Spence" painted on Main Street.

This year's Wild Turkey Days will be Columbus Day Weekend October 8 & 9, 2011.

See you in Spencer !