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Fall Fest 2015

October 10, 2015

More than a dozen venues around Sioux City will host events celebrating fall on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The family friendly activities are part of “Fall Fest 2015,” a day of fun designed for residents and visitors to enjoy the fall season, spend time with friends and family, and showcase Sioux City attractions.

Farmers Market Pumpkin Days
Downtown Sioux City, 8am-1pm
-Children’s (12 and Under) Costume Contest 10AM – $25 1st Prize, $15 2nd Prize, and $10 3rd Prize
-Children’s Trick or Treat
-Children’s Fall Fun Booth with pumpkin and gourd decorating, and games with prizes
-Vendor Specials throughout the Market
-Live Music
Visit the Farmers Market Facebook Page

Harvest Festival
Lakeport Commons, 5001 Sergeant Road, Noon-3pm (Rain date: Oct. 11)
A free, fun and festive event for the entire family!
– Bounce house
– Face painting and games
– Harvest games with prizes
– Free pumpkins for the kids
– Candy for kids in costume
– Pastries and apple cider
– Crafts
– Trunk-or-Treat with Sioux City Fire Rescue, Sioux City Police Department and Public Works vehicles on site with candy for those in costume.

Scarecrow Farm
Pumpkin patch, hayrack rides, mini-train, corn maze, jumping pillow, farm animals and many more activities.
New in 2015:
– Spider Play Zone complete with slides and tunnels for the little ones.
– Zip Line Tower featuring two zip lines allowing two people to “race” to the end. The ride is 600 feet in length with a total drop of almost 50 feet!!!
4 miles East of Menards on Highway 20
Open 10:00am-6:30pm

Sioux City Art Center
The Art of Mask Making will take place at the Sioux City Art Center on Saturday, October 10th from 10:30-12:00. Children are welcome to attend this FREE workshop and choose from superhero, princess, animal, magic scratch art and monster masks. Snacks will also be available. or call 279-6272 ext 201.

Sioux City Public Library
Rake in a great read at the Sioux City Public Library! Patrons can use their library card or sign up for a new card during Fall Fest to receive a Library lanyard. Borrow books, movies, and music for the entire family. Autumn-inspired activities will be available for children, and everyone is invited to help fill our tree with good-book recommendation leaves. Learn more at

Sioux City Public Museum
Downtown Walking Tour
A Downtown Walking Tour from Nebraska Street to Douglas Street will be presented on Saturday, October 10 as part of Fall Fest in Sioux City. Departing at 10:00 a.m. from the Sioux City Public Museum plaza at 607 4th Street, the 75-minute walking tour will highlight some of the area’s most outstanding architecture dating from the 1890s through the 1930s.  Walking tour guide Matt Anderson, the Museum’s exhibits preparator, will discuss historically significant buildings on Nebraska Street, Sixth Street, Douglas Street, Seventh Street, Pierce Street and Fourth Street including the Commerce Building, Orpheum Theatre, City Hall, Woodbury County Courthouse, and Badgerow Building.
I SPY at the Museum
The whole family can participate in an “I SPY” hunt at the Museum throughout the day on Saturday, October 10. Participants will search the permanent gallery for artifacts starting with the letters A-Z on this I SPY scavenger hunt. Prizes will be given to participants who can find all 26 items!

The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City. For more information: • 712-279-6174

Bishop Heelan Fine Arts Building
Pumpkin Painting and Preztels
A Pumpkin Decorating Day will be held at the Heelan Fine Arts Building
1231 Grandview Blvd. from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon for kids ages 4 to 8.
Children should bring their own pumpkin for this no-carve event.
Paint and other materials will be furnished.
A parent must accompany their child or group of children.
For more information contact Yvette Sitzman at the Bishop Heelan system office, 712-252-1350 or

2nd annual benefit for Siouxland Habitat for Humanity
11:00am – 4:00pm, Battery Park, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Bacon food and drinks, live music, football games on TV, tailgating games, raffle and prizes
Purchase Entrance Tickets for $5 (at Siouxland Habitat ReStore in advance, or at the gate the day of the event)
Facebook: Siouxland Habitat for Humanity

Southern Hills Mall
Sidewalk sale with plenty of great deals throughout the mall!

Morningside College
1:30 p.m. Football game vs. Hastings College – Elwood Olsen Stadium ($6 adults, $3 non-Morningside students)

4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A Taste of Morningside – West end of Elwood Olsen Stadium. Music provided by Morningside grad Casey Muessigmann, a national recording artist, as well as local favorite Charlie Leissler ’75 and his group doing Crosby, Stills and Nash!

5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Women’s/Men’s Soccer vs. Concordia
Elwood Olsen Stadium – free

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Explore the center, trails, and play at the Discovery Forest Nature Playscape!
Fall Hike, 9:30 a.m. Take a stroll on our trails and look for signs of fall. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Located approximately 3 miles north of Stone State Park on Highway 12 or address 31920 Iowa Hwy 12.
Facebook: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Betty Strong Encounter Center
FREE Admission! 1:00pm
“Traditional Games Encounter” with Brent Wojcik
Brent will invite participants to share in the fun of non-electronic games played for centuries before the development of today’s computer games. He’ll share stories about games and competitions recorded in the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, including Sgt. John Ordway’s description of the Mandan “hoop and pole” game and Capt. William Clark’s observation of a Shoshone “hand game.”
Located along Sioux City’s riverfront at 900 Larsen Park Rd.

Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation Museum
2600 Expedition Court, Open 10:00am – 4:00pm
-Kids quest picture and scavenger hunt- First 25 get to decorate a pumpkin and take it home, after 20 alternative prizes will be rewarded
-Raffle for a pilot’s lesson
-Movie – The movie Planes will play in the first class theater with snacks (12pm and 2pm showing)
-Interactive activities – Climb aboard the Graflite plan and the Link trainer and the Huey helicopter (military uniform), fire truck and fire rescue gear, A-7,dress up Dune Buggy to discover certain things about them (photo opportunities)
-Paper Games/Crafts with solo cup spiders, turkeys, bats and cats
Facebook: MAMATSiouxCity

Nightmare on 4th Street & The Fear Factory
Two haunted houses in one location. A walk-thru attraction with animatronics and live actors lurking around you. Scare Central Halloween Costume Shop also available with a full line of costumes for infants, children, adults, plus-size and lots of accessories.
Located at the corner of Floyd Boulevard and Historic 4th Street in downtown Sioux City.
Open: 6:30 pm – Midnight

IBP Ice Center
Open Public Ice Skating
Adult admission (19 and older) $6, Student (ages 6-18) $5, Child 5 and under $2, skate rentals $3.
3808 Stadium Drive, 279-4880

Sioux City Musketeers Hockey
The Sioux City Musketeers take on the Bloomington Thunder. The puck drops at 7:00pm at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive.

Briar Cliff University
10:45 AM – Free Admission for everyone to BCU Cross Country Invite, McCook Lake, SD
1 PM – Free Admission for kids (18 and under) to BCU Women’s Volleyball Game vs College of St. Mary – Newman Flanagan Center, Briar Cliff University
2 & 4:15 PM – Free Admission for everyone to BCU Men’s and Women’s Soccer Games vs Hastings – Faber Field, Briar Cliff University
7:00 PM – Free Admission for all kids (18 and under) to the BCU Football vs. Midland University at the DakotaDome – Vermillion, SD

Sioux City Kornstalkers
Sioux City men’s roller derby at Long Lines Family Rec Center at 7:00pm vs. Denver, CO.
First 500 people get in FREE!
Sioux City Kornstalkers Facebook Page

Siouxland Historical Railroad Museum
3400 Sioux River Rd., Open 10:00am – 4:00pm
Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3, Kids 5 & younger free
Each paid admission includes a free motor car ride ticket

Rock On! 2015 Fall Bouldering Competition
Long Lines Family Rec Center Climbing Wall
Registration at 11:00am, Climbing from 12:00-3:00pm
Raffle and prizes will be awarded after the competitions (must be present to win)
Register to participate (must be at least 5 years old) or just come and watch the competition.
Register by phone at 279-6126 or complete this form:



October 10, 2015
Anderson Dance Pavillion

Larsen Park Rd. on the riverfront. Reservations Call 712-279-6111. The Pavilion has a covered dance floor and raised bank area. The site of many summer events including Artsplash and The Big Parade. Enjoyed year-round, it is part of the extensive trail system running throughout the city.

Briar Cliff University

Offering a liberal arts education with solid career preparation, over 40 acres of study including pre-professional programs set in a beautiful, secure, hilltop campus.

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Take I-29 Exit 151, 4 miles north on IA Hwy 12. or visit This award-winning facility showcases the Loess Hills and provides opportunity for public recreation, education and stewardship. Classes, special events and meetings are held in the two 60-seat classrooms. The facility is handicap accessible. Three miles of hiking trails offer spectacular views and connect with other park trails. An outdoor amphitheater and 1/4 mile accessible trail also available. Open Tue-Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5. Closed Mondays.

Flight 232 Memorial

On the riverfront, near the Anderson Dance Pavilion. Commemorating the heroic rescue efforts shown by the Sioux City community after the crash of United Flight 232 in 1989, the statue depicts Colonel Dennis Nielson carrying a child to safety.

Fourth Street, Historic District

Historic 4th contains a concentration of late 19th century commercial buildings. Most of the larger buildings are notable for their distinctive Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture popular to the late 1800’s. The area features antique and specialty shops, pubs and restaurants.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is a fully integrated gaming resort offering over 835 slot machines and a wide variety of table games. The property also includes a 54-room Hard Rock Hotel, the world-famous Rock Shop, a live-entertainment venue, an outdoor event park, the World Tour Buffet, Main + Abbey restaurant, and multiple other food and beverage options. This one-of-a-kind site located in the historic downtown district delivers full throttle entertainment in every form!

IBP Ice Center

This 38,000sq.ft. facility features an 85′ x 200′ ice rink and 900 person seating capacity. It is open year-round for youth hockey programs, public ice skating, tournaments, figure skating and off-season inline skating and indoor soccer.

Call 712-279-4880 or 800-593-2228 for more information.

Public Ice Times:

Friday:       7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday:  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


$4 Adult  –  $1 Children 5 & Under

Skate Rental: $2

Skate Sharpening: $3

*Days and times subject to change

Lakeport Commons Shopping Center

Lakeport Commons offers convenient shops all in one location! Featuring retailers and restaurants such as Kohl’s, Old Navy, Olive Garden, Red Robin, Gap Outlet, PetSmart, and Michael’s Arts & Crafts.

Lamb Productions Theatre

For over 20 years LAMB productions have provided the highest-quality live theatre presentations including dramas, comedy and musicals, Running Sept – May. LAMB School of Theatre and Music offers a wide range of courses of babies through adults.

Latham Park

Located in a traditional, residential area of the Morningside section of Sioux City, Latham Park occupies almost a full acre of ground. Home to an endless variety of flowering plants and songbirds, and featuring a wonderful fountain and quiet sitting areas, Latham Park is used frequently for weddings, photo shoots, and bridal or baby showers.

LaunchPad Children's Museum

Opening in February 2016 in downtown, LaunchPad is an immersive learning environment for children ages
6 months to 10 years. Hands-on exhibits emphasize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
principles and reflect the history and heritage of the Sioux City region.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & the Betty Strong Encounter Center

Take exit 149 off I-29, Hamilton Blvd. Free admission. The center focuses on a day in the life of the explorers as they traveled through what is now the Sioux City area. History comes to life in exhibits that use dozens of interactive devices. A bookstore offers books and gifts for all ages. The grounds feature a 30×50 ft. U.S. flag, a 14ft. sculpture of Lewis, Clark and their dog, Seaman. Summer hrs: 9am-6pm daily. Winter hrs: 9-5 Tues- Sat., 1-5 pm Sum. Closed Mondays.

MidAmerica Museum of Aviation and Transportation

The museum opened in mid-2010 near the Sioux City Airport and Colonel Bud Day Field. The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit aviation and transportation history. The museum hours are as follows: Monday – Saturday 10 – 4 (closed on Wednesdays) and Sunday are 12 – 4 (April to September).  Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only 10 – 4 (October to March). Click Here For Website

Morningside College

The mission of Morningside College, est. in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, is to cultivate a passion for life-long learning and dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility. Morningside sponsors numerous events, including concerts, lecture series, art exhibits and more- virtually open to the public. The 41 acre campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Municipal Band

The Municipal Band performs at the Grandview Park Bandshell, 24th and Grandview Sts.. The Band presents summer Sunday night concerts, and performs at various engagements throughout the year.

Orpheum Theatre

The spectacular renovated Orpheum Theatre is host to live theatre and symphony performances, movies, and national touring concerts and shows.

Promenade Cinema

On 4th Street, adjacent to Historic 4th Street and the Convention Center. The cinema features 14 screens, stadium seating and state of the art projection and sound. Concessions include more than the usual soda and popcorn.

Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center

On the riverfront . Exit 149 from I-29, Hamilton Blvd. Board the M.V. Sergeant Floyd and begin a journey into the region’s maritime history. Built in 1932 as an inspection boat by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center chronicles the Missouri River’s development as a major shipping route and the key to Sioux City’s success in the early years of its founding. Discover exhibitions in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the fur trade, Sioux City’s, evolution as a transportation hub and those rivercraft which still ply the waters of the Missouri river. The center provides travel planning for the tri-state region. The Galley Gift Shop features Sioux City souvenirs. Open daily 9am – 5pm.

Sioux City Art Center

Named “2002 Tourism Attraction of the Year” by the Iowa Division of Tourism and Travel, the Sioux City Art Center houses a three- story glass atrium and five galleries to showcase traveling and permanent collection exhibitions.

Sioux City Community Theater

Siouxland’s community theater with 8 main stage productions per season. Outstanding youth programming. Hours: Mon-Fri 1-5.

Sioux City Convention Center

The Sioux City Convention Center is the site of many events throughout the year from large conventions, to small meetings, to banquets and wedding receptions. It is also the site of popular public shows; sport and home shows, craft fairs and more.

Sioux City Explorers Baseball

Take I-29 to Singing Hills Blvd., exit , turn left onto Stadium Dr. Sioux City Explorers baseball has become a summertime tradition. In ten years, the Explorers have posted seven winning seasons, made three playoff trips and owned the best overall record in the league. They play 45 home games at the beautiful Lewis and Clark Park. Discounts for groups of 20 or more. , or visit

Sioux City Farmers Market

The Sioux City Farmers Market is available for 6 months out of the year, normally from May – October.  In 2015, the dates are May 6 – October 31.  The Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm in the west parking lots of the Tyson Events Center, located at 401 Gordon Drive.  Off of I-29, take exits 148 or 149.

All products are grown, made, bred or manufactured by small businesses within a 100 mile radius of Sioux City. Products include locally raised fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, bedding plants, fresh and dried flowers along with locally made breads, baked goods, pies, frozen and canned foods, roasted coffee, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wine and other surprises. Join us for a fresh-made breakfast, great entertainment, and friends.


Sioux City Musketeers Hockey

Mention hockey in siouxland and you’re talking about Sioux City Musketeers, one of the strongest franchises on the United States Hockey League since the developmental junior league was reorganized in 1980. Home games are played at the Tyson Events Center. Season and general ticket info available through the Musketeers office.

Sioux City Public Museum

Visit the spectacular new Sioux City Public Museum! The Museum preserves and shares the heritage of Sioux City through a variety of exhibitions, educational programs, and events. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1pm-5pm on Sundays.

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

Each year the symphony presents a 7-concert classical and pops series, a 3-concert family series, and a wide variety of educational programming throughout the region. The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra calls the historic Orpheum Theatre its home.

Sioux City Tourism Bureau

The Sioux City Tourism Bureau’s offices are located in the Sioux City Convention Center. Offering free information on Sioux City, area attractions, maps, and things to do, it’s also the location of the “Sioux City Store” which features local products such as Sue Bee Honey and Jolly Time Popcorn.

Southern Hills Mall


With 110 specialty stores, Southern Hills Mall is anchored by Sears, Barnes & Noble, Younkers and Scheels All Sports. It features a dozen restaurants in the Cafe Court, and a 12-screen movie theater with stadium seating.

Stone State Park

This 1,400-acre state park, named for the Thomas Jefferson Stone family, is located on the western border of Iowa in the Plymouth and Woodbury counties. The rugged topography and panoramic views attract 200,000 people annually. The park is open year-round from 4 am-10:30 pm. The park roads are closed during the winter season. Cabins, camping, and lodge rental information available on the Park’s website,

The Railroad Museum

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This complex was originally built in 1917 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway Company, more commonly known as The Milwaukee Road. It was the 2nd largest shop complex in the Milwaukee’s system behind their home shops in Milwaukee, WI. The site originally encompassed over 50 acres of land and incorporated over 25 buildings to include a 30 stall roundhouse, machine/blacksmith shop, car/carpenter shop, steam power plant, water softener plant, stores warehouse, sand drying house and two wooden sand towers, a 300 ton capacity wood coal tower and more. The complex also included over 10 miles of track and employed over 500 people. The typical work accomplished at these shops is highlighted by an article from the Sioux City Journal providing a year end production report on the Milwaukee Railroad Shops for 1948.

Trinity Heights

The 33′ stainless steel statue of Jesus is the centerpiece of the Outdoor Cathedral. 53 acres offer a beautiful setting for the 30′ stainless steel statue of Mary, the Trinity gardens and Circle of Life memorial to the Unborn, the St. Joseph Center Museum features a life-size wood carving of the Last Supper. Grounds are open 9 am – 9 pm daily. The St. Joseph Center is open from 10 am until 8 pm Monday thru Saturday and 12 pm  -8 pm on Sunday.

And if you haven’t been to Trinity Heights in a while, the St Joseph Center has undergone a complete renovation in the last year and the life sized wood carving of the Last Supper by Jerry Traufler, has been re-stained and re-varnished and looks like new. It is truly non-denominational and is one of only 4 in the world! Located right here in Sioux City it is a treasure everyone should come to see. We have visitors from all over the United States and various countries around the world that come to see this amazing work of art.

Tyson Events Center / Gateway Arena

401 Gordon Dr. or visit .

The 10,000 seat events center is the home of the Sioux City Musketeers Hockey team, Sioux City Bandits Indoor Football team and also hosts many concerts, family productions and sporting events throughout the year. It hosts the NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship in December, and the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship in March.

Woodbury County Courthouse

The courthouse, completed in 1917, is an example of Prairie School-style architecture. The building features stone carvings and elaborate windows.