Fall Fest 2013
Date: October 12, 2013
Venue: Sioux City
Sioux City is the place to be October 12th! Join neighbors and family for tons of fun activities all over Sioux City, including live music, food, crafts, and pumpkins!
Farmer’s Market Pumpkin Days
Downtown Sioux City, 8am-1pm
Pumpkin carving demonstrations by Luke Schroder, professional carver, 9am-11am
Children’s (12 and Under) costume contest 10am – $25 1st Prize, $15 2nd Prize, & $10 3rd Prize
Children’s Trick or Treat
Vendor Specials throughout the Market
Discovery Forest Nature Playscape Grand Opening
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Rd.
1pm – 4pm
Join us for the official opening of this $90,000 outdoor play area. Climb the tree fort, play the musical chimes, scramble on the spider web, build with natural tree blocks, discover life in the water and hike a woodland trail. Tour the indoor and outdoor nature exhibits including the live birds of prey exhibit. For more information, call 712-258-0838.
Sioux City Public Library
Visit any Library location throughout the day and check out the fall book displays. Recommend a book for the Reading Tree while kids design a make-and-take bookmark. The Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library is open 9am to 5pm; the Morningside Branch is open from 10am to 5pm; and the Perry Creek Branch is open from 11am to 4pm.
The read-to-me Story Dogs will be at the Aalfs Main Library (529 Pierce St.) from 2pm to 3pm. Children of all ages may read aloud to gentle canine listeners – no appointment necessary. For upcoming programs call 255-2933, x221, visit www.siouxcitylibrary.org or “like” the Sioux City Public Library on Facebook.
Downtown Walking Tour
Meet in the Public Museum lobby / Museum plaza at 607 4th St.
Led by Matt Anderson, 10-11:15am
The tour will consist of a discussion of historically significant buildings on Nebraska Street, Sixth Street, Douglas Street, Seventh Street, Pierce Street and Fourth Street. These include the Commerce Building, the Orpheum Theatre, City Hall, the Woodbury County Courthouse, the Badgerow Building and many more. They represent some of Sioux City’s most outstanding architecture dating from the 1890s through the 1930s.
Lakeport Commons, 5101 Sergeant Road
A free, fun and festive event for the entire family.
Face painting and games for the kids
Harvest games with prizes
Free pumpkins for the kids
Candy for kids in costume
Pastries and apple cider
Blue Zones Project Team
Trunk-or-Treat event for kids to visit Police, Fire and other City vehicles. Costumes encouraged, but not required.”
Pumpkin patch, hayrack rides, mini-train, corn maze, jumping pillow and many more activities
4 miles East of Menards on Highway 20
Open 10am – 6:30pm
Paint the Mall Pink
Southern Hills Mall, 4400 Sergeant Road
Noon-3pm, sponsored by Mercy Medical Center
Briar Cliff Cross Country Invitational
10:45am, Adams Homestead Nature Preserve, McCook Lake, SD
BCU Chargers vs. Iowa Central Community College Softball
Bishop Mueller Field, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City, IA
BCU Chargers vs. Northwestern College Football
Dakota Dome, Vermillion SD
Briar Cliff University Go Gold Weekend
Join Briar Cliff in raising funds for pediatric cancer.
Briar Cliff University Fall Choral Concert
7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church
Morningside College Homecoming Weekend / A Taste of Morningside
Morningside College, 1501 Morningside Avenue
1:30pm – Morningside vs. Hastings College football game at Olsen Stadium
4-7:30pm – A Taste of Morningside Food Festival, parking lot immediately west of Olsen Stadium, under the tent. Local vendors on campus selling food from 4pm – 7:30pm with live music.
6pm & 8pm – Women’s & Men’s Soccer, Morningside vs. Dordt
Sioux City Art Center
The Art of Mask Making will take place at the sioux City Art Center on Saturday, October 12th, from 10:30am-12pm. Children ages 6-12 are welcome to attend this workshop and will be provided with the necessary supplies. This event is FREE!
Or call 712-279-6272, ext. 201
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center / Encounter Center
“One Smart Cookie: Harvest-Time Fun!!” A sugar cookie decorating activity celebrating our agricultural heritage.
“The Corps of Discovery Scavenger Hunt,” a free, drop-in daily activity challenges participants to research various topics in the Center, such as Seaman, the Newfoundland dog, and the prairie dog, then report their findings to “Expedition Headquarters.”
“Let the Games Begin!”, a fun look at Sioux City’s link to sports giants, including football great Jim Thorpe.
Located along Sioux City’s riverfront at 900 Larsen Park Road.
BYOD Fall Festival – Bring Your Own Digital Camera for Trains, Tripods and Snapshots Day
Siouxland Historical Railroad Museum, 3400 Sioux River Rd.
Cost: $1.50 adult admission; $.50 per child for students age 6 to 18. Age 5 & under: Admitted Free
Motor Car Fare: $1.00 per adult; $.50 per child (under age 3, Free)
Turntable demonstrations 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm
Weather permitting – the locomotive will have its final outdoor public exhibition for the year. Locomotive will be pulled out from the Roundhouse at 10:15am and will be pushed back into the Roundhouse at 3:15pm.
New exhibit for photo opportunities: restored Northern Pacific wood caboose, No. 1318
Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation
A7D Vietnam era flight simulator game for kids
Train rides available – ride down an original runway from WWII days
Fall Kid Quest Game – complete correct trivia game card to be placed in a drawing for prizes! Multiple prizes given away during the weekend.
Pumpkin decorating – MAMAT style
Color Me Rad 5K
Palmer Candy Celebrates 135 Years with a fun run to benefit the Boys Club of Sioux City
Downtown, Sioux City
White-clad participants will gear up for color, and a whole lot of fun, as they take on a 5K Color Fun Run. 500 people will take off every five minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Color Me Rad Fun Run will douse the participants with color that tie-dyes their t-shirts and brightens their outlook on life. In this untimed event, participants of all ages are welcome to run or walk. With no winners or officialtimes, the focus is purely on fun, fitness and supporting a great cause. To register, visit the Boys Club website at: BoysClubofSiouxCity.org. When registering, please enter the promo code: BOYSCLUB. 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Boys Club.
Haunted Forest at Scarecrow Farm
A walk-through forest with creatures lurking about!
4 miles east of Menards on Highway 20
Nightmare on 4th Street & The Fear Factory
Two haunted houses in one location at the corner of Floyd Boulevard and Historic 4th Street
Open 6:30pm – Midnight
Miranda Lambert, with Dierks Bentley
7:30pm at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive
Tickets: $27.50 / $54.75
800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com
Get ready for the “Fastest Girl In Town”! Country superstar Mirand Lambert will perform at the Tyson Events Center Saturday, October 12th, bringing Dierks Bentley with her! It’s the Locked and Reloaded Tour, with special guests Chris Stapleton and Jukebox Mafia.
IBP Ice Center
3808 Stadium Drive, 7pm – 9pm
2 for 1 Admission for public skating Saturday, October 12th only!
No coupon needed, just show up with a friend, and get ready to have fun at the coolest place in town!
Siouxland Zombie Walk
Historic 4th Street, Downtown Sioux City
Theme: Re-Animated….cartoons, comic books, animated movies, anime, all your faorite drawn characters come back to play.
3:00pm – MacBehr’s, doors open for registration, makeup, silent auction bidding, socializing, special guests, Acme Comics will be there for all your geek culture needs, a zombie Q&A panel, cupcakes for $1 and more. Make-up will be available again this year for $2 per person.
6:00pm – the 4th Annual Siouxland Zombie Walk starts shambling down the road. We will stop at the Sioux City Public Museum and have the prize give-away for the costume contest: Best Girl, Best Boy, Best Woman, Best Man, and Best Group. We will continue from there, across the street, and ending at the Riviera 4.
Proceeds go to the Siouxland Autism Support Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/siouxlandautism