North Loup, NE
“The Popcorn Capital of Nebraska”
In the late 1800’s most area farmers found that popcorn was a profitable crop to plant.
In 1901, North Loup businesses started giving Free Popcorn to their customers. One hundred four years later, during the annual “Pop Corn Days” festival, this custom is continued, with all the free popcorn you can eat while you enjoy the entertainment.
North Loup was founded in 1872, by Rev. Oscar Babcock and his hearty band of Seventh Day Baptist.