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October 2017

Christmas in October

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Shop Wildwood Gift Shop for one of a kind items for those on your Christmas list before it closes at the end of the season.  Ornaments. Paintings. Wood items. Jewelry. Home décor.  One of a kind gift ideas.

Harvest Celebration 2017 at Arbor Day Farm

October 2 - October 31

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Arbor Day Farm. The Harvest Celebration begins after Labor Day and continues throughout the season with hayrack rides, apple picking, living history, and other family-friendly activities.

U-Pick Apples at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

October 2 - October 31

Enjoy the natural beauty of the fall season by picking your own apples in the Arbor Day Farm orchards inside Tree Adventure. A wide variety of apples are available for picking throughout Harvest Celebration. Choose the 20-pound bag and receive 5 pounds free! Make it an extra special event with a free hayrack ride to the orchard (where you can also pick pumpkins) weekends only from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Esprit de Corps” Photography Exhibit by Walker Pickering

October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents, Esprit de Corps: photographs by Walker Pickering, on display September 11 through October 20, 2017.  The Gallery is open 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. An Artist Talk will be held on October 19, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. in conjunction with KHN’s monthly Third Thursday Open Studios event.

2nd Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

All Nebraska City businesses are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest.  The public is encouraged to vote for their top three favorite displays.  Ballots are available at all participating businesses and the Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce Office (806 1st Avenue).  The top three vote getters will be awarded prizes!  Entry forms are due to NCTC by Wednesday, October 4th.  Scarecrows must be displayed from Saturday, October 7th – Tuesday, October 31st.  A list of participating…

Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ Morton Place Assisted Living

October 11 - October 29

Sometimes carving pumpkins can be a real chore—but fear not! Morton Place Assisted Living has come up with a contest for people to dress up their pumpkins with PAINT and DECORATIONS! This contest is open to all ages and businesses! Purchase your pumpkin from one of our great local vendors and let the creativity begin! Here is how the contest works and the rules: The main part of each entry must be a pumpkin or a member of the pumpkin…

Hayrack Ride, Storytelling, & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

October 20 - October 21

Weekends this fall through Lied Lodge & Conference Center – the entire family will enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities: hayrack rides, cider, s’mores and storytelling!


Dash to the Depot 5K

October 21

It’s not how fast you go… …it’s the difference you make.   Join Relay for Life, Cross Fit Nebraska City, and The Depot Kitchen & Taproom for DASH TO THE DEPOT on Saturday, October 21.  This fun run will support the American Cancer Society.   Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Ambassador Wellness Center in Nebraska City.   The race begins at 10 a.m. and winds from the Ambassador Wellness Center to The Depot Kitchen & Taproom.   $25 registration…

Living History Weekend – Vintage Halloween at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

October 21 @ 11:00 am - October 22 @ 4:00 pm

This weekend is full of Vintage Halloween fun frivolity as we celebrate vintage Halloween customs, games, crafts, and décor from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Creepy Crawly Day at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure for all things creepy including spiders, snakes, and bats! Make a snake craft, see a live tarantula, and find out why we all should appreciate bats.

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