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Fall Fest 2018

  • Date: 10/12/2018 9:00 AM

Fall Fest returns October 12-13, 2018! Enjoy two days of fun designed for residents and visitors to enjoy the fall season, spend time with friends and family, and experience local attractions. Dozens of venues around the community invite you to join the fun in Sioux City! 


Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe
9:00am-4:00pm; 405 Wesley Pkwy
Come spin the Jelly Belly Beanboozled wheel and register to win door prizes! We will also be sampling some of our Fall favorites from our specialty food shop. FREE! or 712-258-7790

Sioux City Public Library
9:00am-5:00pm; Aalfs Downtown Library
10:30am-5:30pm; Perry Creek Branch Library
Pick a good book or movie from the Library’s abundant collection and add to your weekend fun! Visit with staff to get personalized reading recommendations, to learn how to make a playlist of your favorite songs using Freegal Music, or to discover OverDrive’s award-winning Libby app for eBooks and audiobooks. During Fall Fest, create an autumn-inspired sun catcher at our Perry Creek and Aalfs Downtown locations to decorate your windows. FREE! Learn more at

Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation Museum
10:00am – 4:00pm; 2600 Expedition Court
Half Price Admission

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum
10:00am-4:30pm; 623 Pearl Street
Discounted tickets available via Groupon.
11:30 a.m. STEM Explorers activity featuring Hispanic Heritage Month activity. or 712-224-2542

Sioux City Railroad Museum
10:00am-4:00pm, 3400 Sioux River Road
Museum tours and complimentary motorcar train ride with paid admission
Admission fees apply: Adults $10, Kids $8, Groups up to 4 persons: $20
Free Will Donation to ride the Grand Scale Train after general admission

Food Truck Fridays Bonus Event
11:00am-1:30pm; 7th Street between Pearl and Douglas
Several favorite local and regional food trucks from this summer’s Food Truck Fridays return for a special appearance. Quick and quality lunch choices spanning the culinary spectrum.

Art Deco to Sullivanesque Downtown Walking Tour
12:05 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street
Starting from the Museum entrance, Matt Anderson, Curator of History will highlight the various architectural styles of cultural, commercial, and governmental buildings. The 75-minute tour will cover the area from 4th and Jackson to 7th and Douglas Streets highlighting the Warrior Hotel, Woodbury County Courthouse, Badgerow Building and much more. On your lunch hour? Just drop out of the tour when you need to get back to work.

Scarecrow Farm
12:00-7:00 p.m., 1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, IA (Just 4 miles East of Menards on Hwy 20)
Pumpkin patch, hayrack rides, zip line, spider play zone, mini-train, corn maze, jumping pillow, farm animals and many more activities.

Nature’s Fall Fest
4:00pm – 8:00pm, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road (1 mile south of Stone State Park on Hwy 12)
Decorate a pumpkin, meet some creepy critters, and go on a self-guided Jack-o-Lantern scavenger hunt on our trails. Participants can also view the exhibits or play at the Nature Playscape. Pumpkin supplies will be limited. FREE!
712-258-0838 ~

Long Lines Family Rec Center Climbing Wall
Friday: 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm; 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City.
$7.00 per person, 2-hour session plus $3 for climbing shoe rentals
Walk-ins accepted, but recommend reservations as we can only accommodate 25 climbers for each session. Everyone who enters the climbing area must complete a waiver. Waivers must be completed by a parent or legally appointed guardian if the individual is under 18 years of age. Must be at least 5 years old to climb. Interested parties can call 712-224-5124 for information and reservations!

Center for Siouxland’s Homeless to Home Sweet Home Fundraiser
6:00-10:00pm, Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Slider Burger Bar, Whiskey, wine and brew tastings, Silent Auction
Entertainment by Anna & Evan of 35th & Taylor
Tickets available by calling 252-1861 or stop by 715 Douglas Street
Tickets $50/Group of 8: $360

Public Ice Skating
7:00-9:00pm; ibp Ice Center, 3808 Stadium Drive
Admission: 19 and older $6, Ages 6-18 $5, Child 5 and under $2, skate rentals $3. or 279-4880 

Nightmare on 4th Street & The Fear Factory
6:30 pm – Midnight; Floyd Boulevard and Historic 4th Street
Two haunted houses in one location. A walk-thru attraction with animatronics and live actors lurking around. But beware, the creatures inside are extra excited to be celebrating Nightmare on 4th Street’s 20th year of scares!

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