The Elkhorn Valley Museum’s Harvest & History Fest invites the community to historic Verges Park for an afternoon of festivities.
This new event on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 4 p.m., coincides with the community’s Oktoberfest Family Festival, which is set for Sept. 21-22.
Harvest & History is designed to reach individuals across demographics and bring them together at their community museum, said JoBeth Cox, the museum’s manager.
The event celebrates our regional culture and heritage in the long (and fun) tradition of the harvest festival, Cox said.
The afternoon will include live music, food, craft breweries, readings by local authors, children’s games and crafts.
Music will be provided by Norfolk’s Nita & the Pipesmokin’ Charlies, and craft beer tasting will be offered by Johnnie Byrd, NoCoast and Divots.
Sweet corn, Wragge dogs and J’s Place ice cream bars will be for sale.
Several local authors will be doing readings or presentations, including Charlotte Endorf, Sheryl Schmeckpeper, Barbara Schmitz, Mary Avidano and Neil Harrison.
There also will be drawings for prizes sponsored by Black Cow Fat Pig, Blue Cat Gallery, Michael’s Cantina and Target Norfolk.
Admission to the event is free. There will be a charge for food and beer. Donations to the Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership Pantry will be accepted at the gate in exchange for tickets to purchase food and to enter raffles (one ticket per donated item).