Fall into Fun at Nebraska State Parks
Whether you like to learn, relax, make family memories or meet new friends, Nebraska's state parks are the place to be for fun this fall. Here's a look at some upcoming events; details can be found on our event calendar.
LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND - FORT ATKINSON SHP
October 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - $2 per adult and $1 for children
Experience life in an 1820's military fort as depicted by interpretation actors. Each weekend depicts a different theme so check the schedule for what interests you most! Interpretation hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, contact the park office.
AUTUMN HARVEST ART SHOW - MAHONEY SP
October 4-5, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Looking for original artwork that may not be found anywhere else? Then visit the Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park for the Autumn Harvest Art Show hosted by Prairie Images. There are artists offering something that will please every interest: wildlife, southwestern, wood sculptures, pottery and more.
Saturday hours are 9am-8pm; Sunday will be 9am-4pm.
HALLOWFEST - PONCA SP
October 11 and 18, 2014 - $5.00 for kids (12 and under) and $7.00
The park's 15th annual Halloween and autumn event that features haunted evening hayrack rides, pumpkin rolling and carving contest, campsite decorating contest, and much more. Haunted hayrack ride reservations begin October 7th by calling or visiting the park office.
HAUNTED HOLLOW HAYRACK RIDES - INDIAN CAVE SP
October 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26 - $7.00 adults and $5.00 children
Want to be "spooked" out for fall? Then bring the family to the park for a Haunted Hollow hayrack ride. Cost is $7 per adult and $5 for children (age 4-12), age 3 & under are free. Concessions are available on grounds. Tickets go on sale beginning Oct. 3 by phone or walk-in.
COSTUME CONTEST - INDIAN CAVE SP
October 11,18 & 25, 2014
Indian Cave will be hosting a Halloween costume contest Oct. 11th, 18th and 25th. Come to the Museum at 4:00pm for a costume contest! Age divisions: up to 3 years, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-adult. 402-883-2575
HOWL IN THE HILLS NIGHT HIKE - WILDCAT HILLS NATURE CENTER
October 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Experience the Wildcat Hills like never before, at night. Discover all the creatures that go bump in the night during our hike. It is sure to be a "howling" good time. Please bring along a flashlight, hiking shoes and a sense of adventure. Please pre-register by Oct. 3 for this event. 308-436-3777
CANDLELIGHT TOUR - FORT ATKINSON SHP
November 8, 2014
A candlelight tour of the fort grounds will be held in the evening. Reservations are required for this event. Please contact the park office for more information.
Curt Isaacson 402-650-0598 Fort Atkinson website
20TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL CHRISTMAS DINNER - FORT ROBINSON
November 3, 2014 *** Ticket pre-sale begins ***
The Fort Robinson Annual Historical Christmas Dinner tickets go on sale beginning at 8 am MT time. Do not wait. These tickets sell fast. Call Fort Robinson State Park for your tickets beginning at 8 am MT. This year's Historical Christmas Dinner is being held on December 6, 2014. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Email the park
CORNUCOPIA OF CRAFTS
November 1-2, 2014
Join us at the Kiewit Lodge for a pre-holiday craft show. There will be vendors with jewelry, jerky, pottery, taxidermy and more. A campfire cookout will be held on Saturday – November 1st from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Musical instruments are welcome! Event will be held in the Peter Kiewit Lodge. 402-944-2523
Please note: A Nebraska Park entry permit is needed for events held in Nebraska State Parks.