The Norfolk area has Halloween activities for everyone this October. Here’s your complete list of upcoming Halloween festivities:

Trick-or-Treating:

19: Trunk-or-Treat! At Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hadar from 1-3PM

23: Halloween Main Street Trick-or-Treat in Madison from 5-6PM

23: Northeast Spooktacular at Pohlman Agriculture Complex from 5-8PM

24: Downtown Trick-or-Treating from 4-7PM

26: Paw Patrol Trick-or-Tricking Event at Sunset Plaza from 10AM-1PM

27: Slime-or-Treat at the Madison House from 1-3PM

27: Trunk-or-Treat at the Battle Creek High School Parking Lot from 1-3PM

27: Trunk-or-Treat at First Christian Church from 3-5PM

27: St. Paul’s Trunk-or-Treat at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School from 4-5:30PM

28: Halloween Costume Party at the Pierce Public Library starting at 5PM

29: Haunted Verges Park & Cave at Elkhorn Valley Museum from 5-7PM

31: Malloween at Sunset Plaza Mall

31: Trunk-or-Treat at Christ Lutheran Church of Pierce from 5-7PM

31: Downtown Trick-or-Treat in Tilden from 3:30-5:30PM

31: Meadow Grove Costume Parade starting at 5:30PM at the Meadow Grove Community Building

Halloween isn’t just about getting candy, there’s also spooky events going for kids (and also pets):

24: More Kooky than Spooky Magic Show at the Norfolk Public Library starting at 6:30PM

25-26: Newman Grove’s Haunted House is opened from 6-10PM at the Newman Grove Community Center. (From 6-7PM, the haunted house will be directed towards the younger crowd and for those that don’t like it quite as scary)

30: Last day of the season at Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch

30: Howloween at the Sunset Plaza Mall from 5-7PM

Adult Halloween Parties:

19: Boos and Booze Halloween Bash at the Harbor Bar starting at 9PM.

25: Hallofest at The O Lounge Bar from 7PM-1AM.

25: Boo’s and Booze Party at Mel’s Lounge starting at 10PM

25: Connect Norfolk Halloween Party at the Loft from 8PM-12AM

26: D&K Halloween Party with The Dave Merkel Show from 8PM-2AM at D&K Lanes in Plainview

26: Monster Mash at District Table and Tap starting at 9PM

26: Halloween Bash at Hank and Snooks Mint Bar starting at 9PM

31: Halloween Costume Dance Party with Jim Casey at the VFW from 7-10PM

Norfolk is best known as the home to Johnny Carson, but there’s so much more for residents and visitors to discover. The GeoTour offers an entertaining and different way to explore the Norfolk area! Are you still not sold on the idea? I’m going to give you 6 reasons to join the fun of geocaching.

1) It’s fun for everyone

This treasure hunt is perfect for families, organizations, teams, or individuals of any age. The GeoTour is the perfect way to get out of the house and keeps you moving. Although you can walk around Norfolk to find caches, you will need someone who can drive since some of the caches are outside of Norfolk.

2) We’ve received great feedback from participants

If you’re anything like me, I must check what others thought about a product first before I try. We’ve received an outstanding number of positive comments about the tour. Here’s a few:

“We had fun, learned a lot about Norfolk and Johnny Carson. Really enjoyed the memorials.”

“Great! We really got to see and know Norfolk. We need to come back soon.”

“Thanks for a fun time in Norfolk. Highly recommended to friends.”

3) You visit the Norfolk area’s most popular sites

The Norfolk area has so much to offer from historical buildings to popular events. With this tour, you get to see a bit of everything. Most of the locations where you cache provide fun facts about the location and others offer beautiful views. Make sure to take pictures and use #VisitNorfolkNE when uploading them to your social media!

4) It keeps you busy all day

This GeoTour isn’t something that can be done in an hour. You will need to schedule a full day just for this! Some caches are easy to find, and others are super challenging. This treasure hunt puts your mind to the test and is fun for everyone.

5) You can eat while you play

Here’s an insider tip – some caching locations are at local restaurants! Caching at these locations is going to make it hard not to eat. Each player earns 2 play points for dining out at any restaurants in the Norfolk area. Make sure you attach your receipts. Check out https://visitnorfolkne.com/home/restaurants-nightlife/ to see a complete list of restaurants.

6) Get points for shopping and staying

Geocachers can also gather points for shopping and staying in the Norfolk Area. For every $25.00 spent on shopping, you earn 2 retail points. Norfolk offers a wide variety of stores that are great for everyone. My favorite places to shops are the Sunset Plaza and Downtown on the Riverpoint. Don’t forget to keep your receipts and turn it in with your passport!

You also get 2 retail points per hotel room, per night by staying at any hotel in Norfolk. To find a hotel, check out https://visitnorfolkne.com/home/places-to-stay/ . Turn in your receipt with your passport to get the points!


After you’ve completed all the caches or have received 40 points, you are eligible to receive the Visit Norfolk Area GeoTour geocoin. This coin allows you to travel from geocache to geocache. Check out this video to see what you can do with your coin!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjSbSsSSTIM

There’s no better time to partake in the Geotour this fall! With enjoyable, sweatshirt weather, this passport will keep you busy all day! For more information, visit https://visitnorfolkne.com/geocaching/  or call the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau at 402-371-2932.

Norfolk’s restaurants and bars have a variety of happy hour specials! These hours at the end of the day are the perfect way to get together with friends or socialize with strangers while enjoying discounted food and drinks. Here’s a list of (almost) every happy hour in Norfolk:

Restaurants

Black Cow Fat Pig

702 W Norfolk Ave

Happy hour: 4-6PM & 9-10PM (bar only)

Tuesday – Saturday

$3 drinks: Wells, Nebraska Taps, House Wine

$9 The Classics: House Barrel Aged Manhattan, Daiquiri, Negroni, French 75, Penicillin, Pisco Sour, Martinez, Whiskey Smash, Old Fashioned

$5 bites: Queso Dip, BC Tacos, Cheese Curds, Meatballs, Marinated Olives, Blue Chips

$9 sliders: The Yard, Black & Blue, Gouda & Bacon, Pulled Pork with House Pickle, Jalapeno BBQ Cheddar, PB and J, Ruben, Pork Belly with Bang and Slaw

Bottomless Bloody Mary’s: Saturday 11-2



2019 Krenzien Dr.

2-6PM & 9PM-12AM, Monday – Friday

$2 select drafts

$3 select premium shots

$5 loaded nachos


2107 Taylor Ave & 120 E Norfolk Ave

4-6PM, Everyday: ½ price apps & bar drinks

 Sunday: BOGO ½ off Burgers and Sandwiches, 2PM-9PM

 Tuesday: $8 Burger & unlimited fries

 Wednesday: ½ price select bottles of wine and sushi

  Thursday: $5 omelets and skillets

  Friday & Saturday: $2 Domestic Beers


Michael’s Cantina

912 W Omaha Ave

3-6PM, Monday – Friday

$1 off beer

Free bean dip and chips


700 S 13th St.

 3-6PM, Monday – Friday

                ½ off appetizers

                $2.75 select beers

                $2.00 margaritas


Whiskey Creek Fire Grill

1021 S 13th St.

 2-6PM & 9-10PM, Everyday

½ off appetizers

 ½ off domestic beer, select mules, select margaritas


Tu Casa Mexican Restaurant

1220 Riverside Blvd.

3-6PM, Monday – Friday

$2 margaritas


Franklin’s Bistro

904 Riverside Blvd.

4-6PM – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

½ off appetizers

$3 draws

$3 select wines


Karma Lounge

1201 S 13th St

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays, 5-7PM

Drinks and appetizer specials


Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant

800 S 13th St

Tuesday – Saturday

Free nacho bar


Bars

The Harbor Bar

208 W Norfolk Ave

5-7PM, Monday – Friday

50 cents off everything



Fifth Street Tavern

500 W Norfolk Ave

5-6:30PM

Monday & Wednesday: $2 cans

Tuesday: $2.50 wells

Thursday: $2 16 oz. draws


Sandbar & Divots Brewery

4200 W Norfolk Ave

Monday – Friday 3-6PM, Sunday 5-6PM 

Craft beer and food selection


Uncle Jarrol’s Pub-B-Que

2610 W Norfolk Ave

4-6PM, Tuesday – Friday

$4 craft beer

$2 bottle beer


Mel’s Package and Lounge

520 E Norfolk Ave

Monday – Thursday, 4-7PM Friday, 10AM-2PM Saturday

Drink specials vary, call 402-371-5505 for more info