There’s only one Wayne, Nebraska, which means there’s only one Wayne, Nebraska Chicken Show. This annual event rivals most county fairs in the country, where families, neighbors, strangers, and friends come together to celebrate hens-forth. This sense of community certainly doesn’t stop for the rest of the year, as Wayne’s active events and recreation calendar can attest.
As the home of Wayne State College, a Nebraska state college with an enrollment of over 3,500 students, the city of Wayne is dedicated to the education of its students and the growth of its area businesses, both in solidifying the established commercial interests as well as fostering entrepreneurialism. Wayne is currently thriving with growth in agribusiness, government, wholesale/retail, and service industry opportunities in healthcare and education.
Enjoying a low cost of living and a high quality of life, Wayne families and residents have several opportunities to celebrate not only their widely recognized small town, but also their commitment to their community and their neighborhoods. Wayne’s downtown commercial district is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it a small town with deep roots and a fresh face for the future.
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From preschool to secondary education, Wayne is a pint-sized powerhouse of learning for all ages.
Wayne is so much more than its Chicken Show (but you still don’t want to miss that). Read more about Wayne’s cultural, recreational, and natural event opportunities.
Already live in Wayne or thinking about moving there? Here’s where you can find the latest information and community announcements.
The Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce devotes itself to economic development and the reinvigorating of Main Street.