Free and affordable weekend fun around the Omaha metro area

Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 30, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This weekend there are several gatherings, festivals and fall activities in and around the Omaha metro area. Here are a few activities rounded up by the staff at 3 News Now.

St. Cecilia Cathedral
701 N. 40th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Hours: Friday at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m.
"The fun begins with an adult-only concert Friday night, Saturday food contests and a spaghetti dinner/street dance, and Sunday is filled with food and games and music! Join us in this celebration of Cathedral!"
More information: CathedralFest Facebook

Churchyard Harvest Festival
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Holy Family Community Center, 1715 Izard Street
Hours: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday
Includes: Dinner (hot dogs, hamburgers, mac 'n cheese) and entertainment provided by Omaha Mobile Stage.

Junkstock: Harvest Edition 2022
Sycamore Farms
1150 River Road Drive, Waterloo, Nebraska
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 | Oct. 7-9
Tickets: $10 per day or $20 for a full weekend pass. Children 12 & under are free.
Shopping, music, beverages of all kinds, food and fall entertainment. Pets are welcome!
More information: Junkstock.com

Oktoberfest in Midtown
Turner Park
Friday 6-9 p.m.
"Oktoberfest is upon us and your favorite Midtown Crossing restaurants have a one-night-only German-themed neighborhood crawl planned for you! Come for the Polka Police, performing live from 6-8 pm, and stay for the delicious Oktoberfest food, beers and FUN!"
More information: Facebook

6th Annual Porchfest OMA
Gifford Park Neighborhood Market
Sunday starting at Noon
Poets and musicians performing on porches with food trucks.
More information: Porchfest Facebook

International Observe the Moon Night
OAS members are setting up at three locations: 1) Gene Leahy Mall, near the "slides" area 2) UNO, in the parking lot on the west/southwest of the Durham Science Building. 3) Flanagan Lake at the parking lot location off 174th & Ida Streets.
Saturday at 7 p.m.
More information: OAS Facebook page

Midwest Chingona Fest
Aksarben Village - Stinson Park
A celebration of strong women: "We’re celebrating National Chingona Day BIG this year! We're putting on a full on fiesta outdoors with music, delicious food, performances, shopping, & good vibes."
More information: Midwest Chingona Fest Facebook page

Jack O'Lantern World at Mahoney State Park
Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Nebraska
Sept. 30 - Oct. 30
Ticket Prices: $15 to $24
Described as kid-friendly and not scary: "This October, by popular demand, Jack O’Lantern World is coming to Omaha. We invite you to walk our amazing trail filled with 1000’s of Jack O’lanterns hand carved by over 50 artisans. Gather friends and family to experience our one-of-a-kind whimsical celebration of art, nature & fall."
More information: TheJackOLanternWorld.com/Omaha

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