With the weather cooling down, and Fall officially in full swing, you may want to check out some of Nebraska’s Fall hidden gems!
There are so many exciting and fun family-friendly events happening this time of year! You aren’t going to want to miss them.
It is a great way to get to know surrounding areas better and support your local business.
Here are some of our favorite events and activities in the Fall time starting in October:
- Farnam Fest – Blackstone District
Not even a pandemic could stop one Omaha neighborhood from using food, music and drinks to bring people together.
The 13th annual Farnam Fest — a fundraiser organized by the Blackstone Business Association — features live music, vendors and even a pet parade in the Blackstone District..
The festival is a chance to showcase businesses in the area while also supporting the association through a portion of the alcohol sales.
The festival was divided into three sections across Blackstone, including “The Lot,” an area for live concerts near 37th and Farnam Streets; “The Vineyard,” an area for wine and jazz music near 39th and Farnam; and “The Market,” a courtyard of vendors near 40th and Farnam.
A pet parade at 2 p.m., offering pets and owners the chance to wear costumes, perform for judges and socialize with others.
2. Friday Night Movies- Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
October 2 (Casper)
October 9 (Hocus Pocus)
October 16 (Nightmare Before Christmas)
October 23 (Goosebumps)
October 30 (Ghostbusters)
Located at 19475 225th St. Council Bluffs, IA (Check website for movie times)
3. Petting Zoo Outside Fat Brain Toys
From 10 am to 12 pm, our parking lot is going to become a petting zoo! Alpacas, bunnies, goats, and donkeys… They all can’t way to say hello. Then, before you leave, don’t forget to grab a FREE Hey Clay craft activity to go!
October 10 (10am-12pm) See Alpacas, bunnies, goats, and donkeys.
Located 16909 Burke St. Omaha, NE
4. Trunk or treat
This is an interesting way to get a treat! decorate the back of your trunk and get a treat that way. No tricks here!
- Location: Quaker Steak and Lube, 3320 Mid America Dr., Council Bluffs, IA.
5. Boo Drive-thru at Oak View Mall
October 23 (6-8:30) Decorate your car, wear your costume, drive-thru and see fun Halloween decorations. Go online to reserve your treat bag, limited supply
Join Oak View Mall and the YMCA for a re-imagined Boo Drive Thru! Decorate your car, wear your costume, and drive-thru for an eerie-sistible time. Receive a treat bag with a take-home craft, plus special offers and discounts! See fun (not scary) Halloween decorations. No need to ever leave your car. Admission is free, the craft is appropriate for children ages 12 & under. The Boo Drive-Thru is safe, family-friendly fun from your car. When: Friday, October 23, 2020, from 6 PM – 8:30 PM for registered families
8 PM – 8:30 PM for non-registered families.Where: The entrance for the event is located at Oak View Mall – West Center Road and Oak View Drive entrance. Reserve your treat bag here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/boo-drive-thru-tickets…Once supplies are gone families are still welcome to drive thru the event to see the decorations. We recommend coming at 8 PM. Sponsors for the event include the YMCA, Oak View Mall, OrthoNebraska, Jack Links, and Oriental Trading Company. Please note the bag with craft and other offers are available while supplies last (500 available – must have registered with Eventbrite per bag needed). One per child. Pick-up must be made during the designated time reserved on Eventbrite.
6. Trick or Treat at Rockbrook Village
Attention all Ghosts and Goblins! Join us Saturday, Oct. 24th from 2-3:30pm for some Halloween fun. Join us for a meet and greet with Elsa from Frozen and Captain America in the pavillion and trick-or-treat at your favorite Rockbrook Village stores! Moms – we have a treat for you too!
Located at Rockbrook village 2800 S 110th Ct. Omaha, NE
7. The Great Halloween Drive
Drive-thru at the Durham Museum – October 27 (5-8), Come in costume and feel free to decorate your car. Adventure through the parking lot visiting themed stations and collecting treats and trinkets along the way. Plus watch a Halloween laser light show. Located at 801 S 10th St. Omaha, NE
Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards:
Arbor Day Farm: both
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Camp Fontanelle: Pumpkin Patch
Nelson Produce Farm: Pumpkin Patch
Skinny bones: Pumpkin Patch
Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch: Pumpkin Patch
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch: Both
Martin’s Hillside Orchard: Apple Orchard
Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard: Apple Orchard