Whether you’re looking for a family outing, date night, or just something to do, this fall is filled with events that you don’t want to miss. Here are 6 events to enjoy in the Norfolk Area this season:

Oktoberfest Weekend – September 20th & 21st

Oktoberfest weekend is a well-known, local favorite for everyone! Keep your kids entertained with inflatables, big wheel races, Weiner dog races, and so much more. You can’t miss the Lion’s Club Parade and Riverpoint Arts Festival. Have a bored teenager? Drop them off at the free teen dance Friday night!

Not only is this event perfect for families, it also makes for a good time with friends. Show off your skills at the cornhole and bucket pong tournament and stay for happy hour and The Rude Band. The best part is, you won’t have to decide who’s going to drive because Oktoberfest offers free cab rides home!

All these events are located near Downtown Norfolk. To see what else is happening during Oktoberfest, visit Norfolkareachamber.com/Oktoberfest or Visitnorfolkne.com/upcoming-events.

Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch Opening Day – September 17th

Pumpkin patches are always a must once the leaves start changing. Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch offers a wide selection of activities that will keep you and your family entertained. Enjoy the variety of animals, the pumpkin jump, 100 ft slide, and the train depot.

Poppy’s is not just for kids; it also makes for the perfect date! Enjoy seasonal foods such as kettle corn and caramel apples while sharing a cup of hot cocoa. Make sure to stop and shop at the craft buildings for seasonal items and fall decor. This pumpkin patch offers unique attractions that produce memorable photos!

Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch is located south of Norfolk and will be open until October 30th. For more information, visit poppyspumpkinpatch.com.

Little Shop of Horrors Performance

Looking for something different for a date night? Enjoy the Little Shop of Horrors musical put on by the Norfolk Community Theater! This classic show is about a floral assistant who encounters a strange, flesh eat plant. As the plant grows, the more blood he needs to survive, and his devious actions lead to an unexpected ending. The Little Shop of Horrors production is the perfect way to start out October and will have you ready for Halloween.

Find out what happens to this sneaky flower on October 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.  & October 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cox Activities Center. For more details, contact the Norfolk Community Theater at 402-844-7360.

Paranormal Tours

Spend the night at the Elkhorn Valley Museum investigating the paranormal in the gallery, Dederman Cabin, and Verges Park and Cave. This is a perfect way to enjoy the spooky season so make sure you register now (if you dare).

Tickets can be purchased online at elkhornvalleymuseum.org.

Northeast Spooktacular – October 23rd

The annual Spooktacular is something your kids will be talking about for the rest of autumn. This event is filled with games and activities such as face painting, pumpkin bowling, and more. All ages are invited to enjoy this fun, family event and is located at the Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex!

Contact Northeast Community College at 402-371-2020 for more information.

Yuletide Market – November 23rd & 24th

By November, the weather is cold, and we are starting to gather holiday gifts. The Yuletide Market is a local vendor and craft show that showcases unique gifts for your loved ones. This event is the perfect way to kick off your holiday shopping and will be an experience you won’t forget.

For more information, contact Divots Conference Center at 402-371-4520.

To see what else is going on in the area this season, check out visitnorfolkne.com/upcoming-events.

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