Fall into Fun: Family Activities in Omaha this October
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Fall into Fun: Family Activities in Omaha this October

Fall is in the air, and Omaha is buzzing with activities perfect for families looking to soak up the autumn vibes. From vintage hunts to spooky trunk-or-treats, the heart of the Midwest has something for everyone. Here are some events that should definitely be on your radar:

Junkstock Harvest Edition:

Omaha’s outskirts in Waterloo will house the whimsical world of Junkstock Harvest Edition. Spanning two weekends from September 29 to October 1 and October 6 to 8, this festival is a haven for antique aficionados and junk treasure hunters. Amidst the crisp fall air, families can stroll through stalls filled with unique handmade items and eclectic antique finds. Kids’ Village is a must-visit for the little ones, while food trucks and live bands keep the energy high. Don’t forget to grab an apple cider donut as you wander through this vintage wonderland! (Admission: $15 General Admission)1​.

Omaha Trunk or Treat 2023:

Halloween comes early at Candlewood Church on October 21 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A fa-BOO-lous trunk or treat awaits children of all ages, ready to fill their goodie bags with treats from creatively decorated trunks in the church’s parking lot. Don your spookiest costumes and join in on the fun! (Admission: Free)2​.

CathedralFest 2023:

From October 6 to 8, CathedralFest 2023 brings the community together in a celebration of fellowship and fun. The festivities help raise crucial funds for the Cathedral while offering a platform for parish, school, child care center, and community fellowship. This is a perfect event to mingle with the community and enjoy the early autumn breeze. (Admission: Check CathedralFest website for details)3​.

Harvest Celebration at Arbor Day Farm 2023:

Embrace the essence of fall at Arbor Day Farm’s Harvest Celebration through October 30. The Tree Adventure beckons with U-pick Apples and Pumpkins, while the Living History Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion offer a nostalgic journey through time. The autumn-inspired activities are sure to provide a wholesome family experience. (Admission: Check event page for details)4​.

Old Market Farmers Market:

Every Saturday morning through October 14, the Old Market at 11th and Jackson streets transforms into a bustling farmers market. A cornucopia of fresh produce, handmade goods, and the lively chatter of local vendors await. It’s a great way to start your weekend, supporting local farmers and artisans. (Admission: Free)5​.

Benefit Art Auction Exhibition:

Art enthusiasts, mark your calendars for October 13 to 27. The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is hosting a Benefit Art Auction Exhibition, showcasing over 300 works of art by more than 200 local, regional, and national artists. This event is not only a visual feast but also an opportunity to bring home a piece of art that resonates with you. (Admission: Check event page for details)1​.

These are just a glimpse of the family-friendly adventures awaiting you in Omaha this October. The city, with its warm Midwestern charm, is ready to embrace families with a plethora of activities that celebrate the season of harvest and spooky delights. So, mark your calendars, rally the troops, and make this October an unforgettable journey through the heart of Omaha.

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