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October 2017

Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ Morton Place Assisted Living

October 11, 2017 - October 29, 2017

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…

Senator Fischer Announces Staff Local Office Hours For Otoe County

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Wednesday, October 11, 2017  Otoe County Morton-James Public Library North Room (Lower Level) 923 1st Corso Nebraska City, NE 68410 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT    

Finders Keepers Antique Mall Fall Into Vintage Sale Friday Oct. 13th thru Sunday Oct. 15th –15% Off Everything

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

  Join Finders Keepers Antique Mall for our Fall Into Vintage Sale starting Friday Oct. 13th thru Sunday Oct. 15th. Everything will be 15% off with select items up to 75% off. Now is the time to start gift and decor shopping. Santa will be here in just 10 weeks!!!!!! Located just 3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2 or I-29 exit 10. Open everyday 10am to 530pm.  712-382-1242.  

Steamboat Trace Trail Festival Banquet

October 13, 2017

We are excited to introduce a new festival to southeast Nebraska, one that unites the three communities of Nebraska City, Peru, and Brownville along the Steamboat Trace Trail. There is no better way to kick off a new festival than with a yummy banquet! The banquet will be hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation to welcome each participant, celebrate Nebraska’s heritage and future, and inspire participants to collaborate on extending the Steamboat Trace Trail for future generations. Website: http://www.steamboattrace.com/buy-tickets.html

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

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017

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!


Friday the 13th Candlelight Tour

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For a small $5 fee for all visitors walk through the candlelit rooms of Wildwood House after dark.  Learn from docents in each room some trivia about Friday the 13th and Halloween & receive a treat. Enjoy more refreshments and hot cider in the adjoining Tea Room. Over in time to join the Paranormal Class at Mayhew Cabin.  


4th annual Paranormal Ghost Hunt Class

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 am

The Mayhew Cabin & John Brown’s Cave site will be hosting its fourth annual Paranormal Ghost Hunt Class on Friday, October 13th, and Saturday, October 21st. The paranormal investigators’ group known as P.R.I.N.T. will be taking people on a real paranormal investigation. Doors open at 8 p.m. both days and the class starts at 9 p.m. at the Mayhew Cabin Museum located at 2012 4th Corso in Nebraska City, NE. People can continue to come until 11:30 p.m. since groups…

Another Wostrel Family’s Union Orchard 2017 Event!

October 14, 2017

Tasty, Fresh, & Fun Savor the fresh produce at Union Orchard…this week, it’s a celebration of PUMPKINS! Open Year Round at 2405 S. Hwy 75, Union, Nebraska 8 Miles North of Nebraska City on Hwy 75

Steamboat Trace Trail Festival

October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Steamboat Trace Trail Festivals will be held in Nebraska City, Peru, and Brownville on Saturday, October 14, providing neat and educational opportunities to foster community involvement and pride in our state. Events include Living History demonstrations, tours, live music, speakers, children’s activities, food, food, and more food! Old Time Autumn Festival in Brownville will showcase the arts. Peru’s festival will showcase Peru State College and its unique trail head with presentations from Nebraska Humanities speakers Clemente and Holtz. Nebraska City…

Living History Weekend – Mountain Man Rendezvous at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

October 14 & 15 is Mountain Man Rendezvous from 11 am-4 pm. Enjoy seed beadwork, rigid heddle weaving, leather crafting, butter churning, fabric dyes and printing, tomahawk throwing, tin punching, fire building, and a mountain man trunk of skins and skulls.

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