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Siouxland Family Friendly Events November 2017

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Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tabto find our lists for othermonths.

free events Weds 11/1 10:30am: Library storytime at Morningside branch library
Sat 11/4 9am-noon: Kids Building Workshop: Military Appreciation Humvee at Home Depot, register online to ensure you get a kit
Sat 11/4 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime at Sioux City Aalfs Downtown Library
Sat 11/4 11am: Float the Little Sioux with Woodbury County Conservation, bring your own kayak/canoe/etc, meet at Walling Access 1 mile north of Correctionville, contact Naturalist Tyler Flammang for more info by e-mail or phone (712)258-0838
Sat 11/4 11am: Bruce's Big Move Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Tues 11/7 11am: Library storytime at Perry…

Siouxland Families Explore Scarecrow Farm

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When I told my kids we were going to the pumpkin patch, they weren't very excited. They pictured a muddy field with some pumpkins in it, and that's it. They were amazed when we got to Scarecrow Farm, which is so much like a fall harvest themed amusement park, it's easy to forget it is also a working farm! There are plenty of pumpkins, dirt and rustic charm, but there are also tons of fun things for families to see, do, and eat plus lots of cool benches, cut-outs, and sculptures to take selfies with. We got to visit Scarecrow Farm for free to write about it, and we were blown away. It totally surpassed my expectations! Here's what you need to know if you're considering a trip to Scarecrow Farm too:


Location: 1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, Iowa
Distance from downtown Sioux City: 8.7 miles/ 15 minutes (4 miles East of Menards)
Directions from downtown Sioux City: Take US-20 East to Lawton, then turn left on Charles Ave. Scarecrow Farms will be on the right. You will see th…

Sioux City Halloween 2017

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Halloween this year is on a Tuesday (October 31st), and there is no ordinance setting trick-or-treat hours for neighborhoods in Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, Sioux City, or South Sioux City, but traditionally it is recommended kids go between 6 and 8pm.
Here are some other ways kids in costume can get candy in the Siouxland area this October (this list will be updated as I hear of new events, and I will try to make sure they are shared in the Facebook group as well, so check back throughout the month!): Fri 10/6-Mon 10/9: Harvest Festival at Ufford Hills Pumpkin PatchSat 10/7 8am-4pm: Sergeant Bluff Pumpkin Days at the Pioneer Farmer's Market off  highway 75Sat 10/7 10am-5pm: Pumpkin Fest at Early May on War Eagle Drive including pumpkin painting, a bounce house, games, face painting, hay rides, and a food and bake sale benefiting Calico Kids PreschoolSat 10/14: Sioux City Fall Festival and Friends Fall Festival at Hillview in Hinton (more details in the fall fes…

Sioux City Fall Festival 2017

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On Saturday October 14th, 2017 the city of Sioux City will be celebrating Fall Festival with fun events for all ages at a variety of locations. My family and I have been in past years to several of the Sioux City Fall Festival events and they were all so fun! Here are some of the fun things happening that day:

Downtown and RiverfrontFood Truck Bonus Event11am-1:30pm on 7th between Pearl and DouglasHard Rock Casino Bacon Fest11am-6pm, $5 for ages 5+, benefiting Siouxland Habitat for HumanityLive musicRafflesTons of delicious bacon!Launchpad Children's MuseumHalf Priced admissionLewis and Clark Interpretive CenterThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow storytime and Monster Mystery Box activity, 1pm (free)Frankenstein Takes the Cake storytime and Monster Mystery Box activity, 2pm (free)Sioux City Art Center:Mask Making Workshop from 10:30am-noon (free)
Sioux City Farmer's MarketFree pony ridesCostume contest for kids 12 & under at 10am with cash prizes (1st place=$25, 2nd place=$15, and…

October 2017 Siouxland Kids Events

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Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tabto find our lists for othermonths.

free events Sun 10/1 1pm: Prairie Walk at Stone Park Talbot Preserve
Mon 10/2 5pm: Knotted Knitters at South Sioux City Library (grades 4-12)
Mon 10/2 5:30pm: Teen Advisory Board at South Sioux City Library
Mon 10/2 6pm: Family Movie: Ghostbusters at South Sioux City Library
Tues 10/3 11am: Library storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
Tues 10/3 6pm: Night of FUN at South Sioux City Library: paper cup spiders
Weds 10/4 10:30am: Library storytime at Morningside Branch Library
Weds 10/4 10:30am: Library storytime at North Sioux City Library
Weds 10/4 6pm: Bilingual storytime at South Sioux City Library
Thurs 10/5 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals…

Sioux City Six: 6 Things Siouxland Families will love this fall!

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Today is officially the first day of fall 2017! As the leaves fall and pumpkin spice everything begins to appear in stores, here are the top 6 most fun things I recommend for Siouxland Families this fall:

Visit a Pumpkin Patch. Check out our list of pumpkin patches within 2 hours of Sioux City for some fun suggestions.Go to the theater or symphony! Fall means the start of the season for symphonies and plays at venues across Siouxland. Some of my top picks for Siouxland Families this fall include Beauty and the Beast at the Sioux City Community Theater and Symphonie Fantastique (Oct 28) and Disney's Fantasia (Nov 18) from the Sioux City Symphony.Hike amidst fall leaves. Some of our favorite places in Siouxland to hike include Stone Park, First Bride's Grave, and Five Ridge Prairie, but I've also heard great things about Ponca State Park, and Danish Alps.Learn about plants and animals in fall at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center or Adams Nature Preserve. Both offer fun, free …

Woodbury County Old Town Fall Fest

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In the mood for fall fun? You won't want to miss 2nd Annual Old Town Fall Fest in Moville, Iowa this weekend, Saturday September 23rd from 10am-3pm.

One of Woodbury County's best kept secrets is Old Town at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds in Moville, Iowa (keep going about 10 minutes past Menards on 20 East, then turn left at the sign for the fairgounds, towards the water tower!). Aside from its use as the kids zone for the fair, Old Town doesn't get much love. But it should. Old Town is a collection of buildings from the oldest days of pioneer settlement in Woodbury County, including a school, bank, jail, church, and train station. My 8 year old actually said his favorite part of the fair was exploring Old Town. And this year is the second annual Fall Festival in Old Town!

Here's what you can expect at Old Town Fall Fest other than awesome historical buildings you and your kids can explore:

Free admission!Games and Activities for Kids25c games for kidsPetting ZooKids …