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Grand Forks region's fall activities offer array of options to get out and enjoy festivities, fun

Check out the schedule of events that are coming to the region in the coming weeks.

Joey, 5, and Josie, 2, are pictured, getting their pumpkins at a pumpkin patch
Joey, 5, and Josie, 2, are pictured, getting their pumpkins at a pumpkin patch in this Herald file photo. It's an annual tradition. Submitted photo.
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GRAND FORKS – Whether you’re into music, parades, farmers markets, church dinners, craft shows, vintage cars or car races, September is sure to offer something satisfying as summer gives way to autumn.

The Herald’s calendar of events is jam-packed with activities in September and October for every age group. (Need proof? See below.) It’s a busy season in this region, as fall brings a little more structure to daily routines and overriding COVID worries seem to have receded.

This time of year is made for savoring the joy of being outside.

Those who like to join an organized run or walk for a good cause will find several opportunities to lace up in the weeks to come, as sponsors link these outings with high-profile community events – such as the Greenway Takeover Festival and Potato Week.

The Stump Lake Village Threshing Bee, located 12 miles south of Lakota, North Dakota, may be the place “to bee” Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4-5. Countless activities will celebrate the area’s agricultural heritage, with a thresherman’s breakfast and demonstrations of the spinning wheel, handcrafted brooms, lefse-making, rope-making and butter-churning. Live music, a parade, petting zoo, an old-time photo studio and a huge craft show. Magician-comedian Jeffrey Salveson will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The much-anticipated Potato Bowl Week gets under way next week, with a plethora of fun events, including the World’s Largest French Fry Feed, races, fireworks display, a parade and, of course, UND’s big football match-up against the University of Northern Iowa.

The weather is very often appealing this time of year, so why not explore Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch near Emerado, North Dakota, or the Valley Corn Maize southwest of East Grand Forks?

Outdoors is also conducive for checking out vintage vehicles on display weekly on Northern Cruz Club Cruz Night at Culver’s restaurant and the Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night at LaCantina, formerly the El Roco. Proceeds from the annual Rydell Car and Bike Show, set for Sept. 18, will benefit St. Joseph’s Social Care this year.

Bring a healthy appetite – you’ll need it – to the annual fall dinner Sept. 12 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Thompson, North Dakota.

Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” hits the stage Sept. 17 and the Jerry Seinfeld performance promises to keep the audience in stitches Sept. 24, both at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Country music singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett stages his “Bring the Bar to You Tour” on Sept. 29 at the Alerus Center.

Yes, September and October are shaping up to be a bonanza of fun, festive and interesting entertainment options for the whole family.

The only question will be: how to choose what to do.

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Wondering what to do in Greater Grand Forks in the coming weeks?

Here’s a look at some upcoming events:

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Square on Third and DeMers, downtown Grand Forks. The market is each Saturday through Sept. 24, rain or shine. Info: https://www.tsfarmersmarket.com/.
  • Park in the Dark weekend at Turtle River State Park, 3084  Park Ave. N.E., Arvilla, N.D.  10 a.m. to noon, Saturday: Dakota Explorers, Stars and the night sky in the Visitor Center; 8 p.m.: Creatures of the night sky in the Amphitheater; and 9 p.m.: Night hike.. Free events, vehicle pass to the park required. https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/turtle-river-state-park . (701) 795-3180.

Sunday, Sept. 4

  • 26th annual Stump Lake Village Threshing Bee, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stump Lake Village, 10441 32nd St. NE, Lakota, North Dakota. Also Monday. Threshing, parades, food, demonstrations, live music and more. www.stumplakepark.com , click on Village Events.

Monday, Sept. 5

  • 26th annual Stump Lake Village Threshing Bee, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stump Lake Village, 10441 32nd St. NE, Lakota, North Dakota. Threshing, parades, food, demonstrations, live music and more. www.stumplakepark.com , click on Village Events.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • Potato Bowl Week: Chips giveaway at Scheels in Columbia Mall. www.potatobowl.org
  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Potato Bowl Week events: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Baked potato bar at all Hugo’s locations.  4 p.m.: World’s Largest French Fry feed by Simplot, University Park. 4 p.m. registration: Get Wet and Run Wild!  Hugo’s Potato Bowl 1K and 2K Races (under age 14), races start at 5:30 and 5:50 pm., Choice Health and Fitness; at dusk: Fireworks by AgCountry on the Greenway, south of the Sorlie Bridge, downtown Grand Forks. www.potatobowl.org
  • Greenway Takeover Festival, Thursday through Sunday, on the Greenway north of the Sorlie Bridge, downtown Grand Forks. Three stages of local  entertainment each day, plus a headliner. Thursday: 5 p.m. to midnight, with headliner Gear Daddies at 9:30 p.m. Friday: 11:30 a.m. to midnight, with headliner Big Head Todd & The Monsters at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight, with headliner Yonder Mountain String Band at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with headliner Koo Koo Kanga Roo at noon, and Manic Drive at 1:15 p.m. For complete schedule, tickets and other info, visit www.greenwaytakeover.com
  • Northern Cruz Club’s Cruz Night, 6 p.m., Culver’s Restaurant, 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. All special interest cars, pickups and motorcycles are welcome. No fees, spectators welcome. Thursdays through September. Info: Marna at (218) 791-0459.
  • 16th annual John Seitz Memorial: Premier racing, NLRA  season championship plus A-mods, midwest mods and street stocks, 6:30 p.m., River Cities Speedway, 2300 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Also Friday and Saturday. Info and tickets: https://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com

Friday, Sept. 9

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  • Greenway Takeover Festival, through Sunday, on the Greenway north of the Sorlie Bridge, downtown Grand Forks. Three stages of local  entertainment each day, plus a headliner. Friday: 11:30 a.m. to midnight, with headliner Big Head Todd & The Monsters at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight, with headliner Yonder Mountain String Band at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with headliner Koo Koo Kanga Roo at noon, and Manic Drive at 1:15 p.m. For complete schedule, tickets and other info, visit www.greenwaytakeover.com
  • Potato Bowl Week events: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Baked potato bar at all Hugo’s locations.  11:30: UND Hawks fan luncheon, Alerus Center; 4 p.m. registration: Get Wet and Run Wild!  Hugo’s Potato Bowl 1K and 2K Races (under age 14), races start at 5:30 and 5:50 pm., Choice Health and Fitness; at dusk: Fireworks by AgCountry on the Greenway, south of the Sorlie Bridge, downtown Grand Forks. www.potatobowl.org
  • 16th annual John Seitz Memorial: Premier racing, late models, NOSA, Wayne Anderson Cup finale, A-mods, midwest mods, street stocks, 6:30 p.m., River Cities Speedway, 2300 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Also Saturday. Info and tickets: https://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com .
  • The 1919 Lounge presents Adam Jacobs: Right Where I Belong, Songs of Alan Menken, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Also 7:30 p.m., Saturday. For ticket info, visit  www.empireartscenter.com

Saturday, Sept 10

  • Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Square on Third and DeMers, downtown Grand Forks. The market is each Saturday through Sept. 24, rain or shine. Info: https://www.tsfarmersmarket.com/.
  • Potato Bowl Week events: 10 a.m.: Potato Bowl parade, downtown on DeMers Ave.; tailgating at the Alerus Center before the football game; 3 p.m.: Potato Bowl, UND vs the University of Northern Iowa, Alerus Center. www.potatobowl.org
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Greenway Takeover Festival, through Sunday, on the Greenway north of the Sorlie Bridge, downtown Grand Forks. Three stages of local  entertainment each day, plus a headliner. Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight, with headliner Yonder Mountain String Band at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with headliner Koo Koo Kanga Roo at noon, and Manic Drive at 1:15 p.m. For complete schedule, tickets and other info, visit www.greenwaytakeover.com
  • Historic Downtown walking tour, 1 to 3 p.m, meeting at Towns Square, Grand Forks. Held the second Saturday of each month, May through October. www.downtownforks.com
  • 16th annual John Seitz Memorial: Premier racing, $9,200-to-win late models, A-mods, midwest mods and street stocks, 6:30 p.m., River Cities Speedway, 2300 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Info and tickets: https://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com .
  • The 1919 Lounge presents Adam Jacobs: Right Where I Belong, Songs of Alan Menken, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Also 7:30 p.m., Saturday. For ticket info, visit www.empireartscenter.com
  • Looking ahead: Register by Sept. 15 for the Northlands Rescue Mission Home Run 5K Fun Run/Walk; 25-mile Bike Race; or 100-km or 50 km Gravel Bike Rides, being held Saturday, Sept. 17. Fun Run/Walk is $30, 50% off for ages 6-13, free for ages 5 and under; bike events are $40 For start times and registration, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/ND/GrandForks/HomeRun

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • Greenway Takeover Festival, through Sunday, on the Greenway north of the Sorlie Bridge, downtown Grand Forks. Three stages of local  entertainment each day, plus a headliner. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with headliner Koo Koo Kanga Roo at noon, and Manic Drive at 1:15 p.m. For complete schedule, tickets and other info, visit www.greenwaytakeover.com
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Fall dinner, noon to 5 p.m., St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Thompson, North Dakota. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, buns, garden vegetables, pumpkin dessert. $13/adults, $8/children, age 6-12; $5/children, 5 and younger. Take out meals are $13. Also a bake sale. St. Jude’s is handicapped accessible. (701) 599-2574.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • Northern Cruz Club’s Cruz Night, 6 p.m., Culver’s Restaurant, 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. All special interest cars, pickups and motorcycles are welcome. No fees, spectators welcome. Thursdays through September. Info: Marna at (218) 791-0459.

Friday, Sept. 16

  • Premier racing, Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge, NOSA, Lighting sprints, Wingless sprints, IMCA sport mods, Hobby stocks and stock cars, 6:30 p.m., River Cities Speedway, 2300 Gateway Drive, Grand Forks. Info and tickets: https://www.rivercitiesspeedway.com .

Saturday, Sept 17

  • Farmers market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Square on Third and DeMers, downtown Grand Forks. The market is each Saturday through Sept. 24, rain or shine. Info: https://www.tsfarmersmarket.com/.
  • Opening weekend: Valley Corn Maize, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Sixth annual Oktoberfest, noon to 10 p.m., downtown Grand Forks. Event by Grand Forks Pub Crawls.
  • Something New: “He Am the Devil,” new work by Robert Kerezsi, a read-through/sing through, 7 to 9 p.m., Empire Theatre at the Black Box, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Free and open to the public. Something New helps the Empire support artists in the community and surrounding region by hearing and seeing works in progress, talking to the artists, providing feedback. www.empireartscenter.com or call  (701) 746-5500.
  • “Hairspray,” 7:30 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium, 3475 University Ave., Grand Forks. Tickets start at $38. Info: https://und.edu/chester-fritz-auditorium/ or call (701) 777-4090 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Northern Cruz Club’s Cruz Night, 6 p.m., Culver’s Restaurant, 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. All special interest cars, pickups and motorcycles are welcome. No fees, spectators welcome. Thursdays through September. Info: Marna at (218) 791-0459.
  • Pride,” a film based on the true story of U.K gay activists helping miners on strike in 1984, 7 to 9 p.m., Empire Theatre at the Black Box, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Free and open to the public. www.empireartscenter.com . Or call (701) 746-5500.
  • Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience,  7:30 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium, 3475 University Ave., Grand Forks. Tickets start at $47.75.  Info: https://und.edu/chester-fritz-auditorium/ or call (701) 777-4090 

Saturday, Sept 24

  • Final farmers market of the season, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Square on Third and DeMers, downtown Grand Forks. The market is each Saturday through Sept. 24, rain or shine. Info: https://www.tsfarmersmarket.com/.
  • Valley Corn Maize, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, 1720 S. 20th St., Grand Forks. Also 5 p.m., Tuesday. Info, call Lynn at (651) 210-3356.
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • The Music Box, free show in the alley, 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., in the alley behind the Empire, Grand Forks. Free and open to the public. Featuring local musicians. Open jam afterward, bring instruments. Info: www.empireartscenter.com
  • Jerry Seinfeld, 7 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium, 3475 University Ave., Grand Forks. Tickets start at $50.. Info: https://und.edu/chester-fritz-auditorium/ or call (701) 777-4090 

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Valley Corn Maize, 1 to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • Rapper and record producer B.o.B. Better Than Drugs Tour, 8 p.m., Alerus Center, 1200 42nd Ave. S, Grand Forks. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door with no student discount at the door. www.aleruscenter.com .  

Monday, Sept. 26

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • In This Moment, with Northing More, Sleep Token and Cherry Bombs, 6 p.m., Alerus Center, 1200 42nd Ave. S, Grand Forks. Tickets start at $27. www.aleruscenter.com .  

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Northern Cruz Club’s Cruz Night, 6 p.m., Culver’s Restaurant, 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. All special interest cars, pickups and motorcycles are welcome. No fees, spectators welcome. Thursdays through September. Info: Marna at (218) 791-0459.
  • “School of Rock,” 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also  7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. Also, 7 p.m., Oct. 6-8, and 2 p.m., Oct. 9. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.
  • Thomas Rhett: Bring the Bar to You Tour, with Parker McCollum and Connor Smith, 7:30 p.m., Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Tickets start at $33. www.aleruscente.com

Friday, Sept. 30

  • “School of Rock,” 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also  7 p.m., Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. Also 7 p.m., Oct. 6-8, and 2 p.m., Oct. 9. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Saturday, Oct. 1

  • 50th annual East Grand Forks Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Grand Forks Blue Line Club, VFW Arena, 711 Third St. SE, East Grand Forks. Also 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. http://www.freewebs.com/egfcraftcouncil/
  • Valley Corn Maize, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • UND Fighting Hawks football vs Missouri State, noon,  Alerus Center, 1200 42nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. Hall of Fame/Homecoming game. www.aleruscenter.com
  • “School of Rock,” 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also 2 p.m., Sunday. Also 7 p.m., Oct. 6-8, and 2 p.m., Oct. 9. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Sunday, Oct. 2

  • 50th annual East Grand Forks Arts and Crafts Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Grand Forks Blue Line Club, VFW Arena, 711 Third St. SE, East Grand Forks. http://www.freewebs.com/egfcraftcouncil/
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Valley Corn Maize, 1 to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • “School of Rock,” 2 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also 7 p.m., Oct. 6-8, and 2 p.m., Oct. 9. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 5 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, 1720 S. 20th St., Grand Forks. Also 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Info, call Lynn at (651) 210-3356.
  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Thursday, Oct. 6

  • “School of Rock,” 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.
  • Chris Stapleton: All American Road Show with Elle King and Morgan Wade, 7 p.m., Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Tickets start at $56. www.aleruscente.com

Friday, Oct. 7

  • “School of Rock,” 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also 7 p.m., Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • Valley Corn Maize, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • River Cinema Grand Forks Comic Con, 10 a.m., Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Also 10 a.m., Sunday. Tickets are $13/Saturday, $11/Sunday or $20/weekend pass. www.aleruscente.com
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Historic Downtown walking tour, 1 to 3 p.m, meeting at Towns Square, Grand Forks. Held the second Saturday of each month, May through October. www.downtownforks.com
  • “School of Rock,” 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Also 2 p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.
  • Fall luminary walk, 7 to 9 p.m., Turtle River State Park, 3084  Park Ave. N.E., Arvilla, N.D. Meet at Woodland Lodge. Free event; vehicle pass to the park required. https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/turtle-river-state-park . (701) 795-3180.

Sunday, Oct. 9

  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Valley Corn Maize, 1 to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/ . River Cinema Grand Forks Comic Con, 10 a.m., Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Tickets  are $11/Sunday. www.aleruscente.com
  • “School of Rock,” 2 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Co-produced with Home of Economy. Tickets are $28/adults, $24/seniors and students, $19/under age 12, price includes fees. www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Friday, Oct. 14

  • Late Night at the Empire: Character Cabaret by Going Nowhere Productions, 9 to 11:30 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Local talent performing sketch and improv comedy. Also looking for performers. For tickets and  info, visit www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Valley Corn Maize, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Showing of the film, “Sanctified,” by Canticle Productions,  7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. For info and tickets, visit www.empireartscenter.com or call (701) 746-5500.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • Valley Corn Maize, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday. Also 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/

Friday, Oct. 21

  • Valley Corn Maize, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday. Also 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/

Saturday, Oct. 22

  • Valley Corn Maize, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks. Also 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/
  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Also Sunday. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • UND Fighting Hawks football vs South Dakota State, 3 p.m.,  Alerus Center, 1200 42nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. #SetTheExpectation. www.aleruscenter.com
  • The Music Box, 7 p.m., Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Featuring local musicians. Open jam afterward. General admission, $10, tickets at  www.empireartscenter.com

Sunday, Oct. 23

  • Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. Open weekends through Saturday, Oct. 29. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Final day: Valley Corn Maize, 1 to 6 p.m., Valley Corn Maize, 42969 160th St. SW, East Grand Forks.Also Flashlight Dash from 6 to 9 p.m.  Info: https://www.valleycornmaize.com/

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Prime Steel Car Club Cruise Night, 6 to 8 p.m., LaCantina (formerly El Roco), intersection of Gateway Drive and North Washington, Grand Forks. Tuesdays through October. Info: Leah Byzewski at (701) 741-0220.

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • Carrie Underwood: The Denim and Rhinestones Tour, with Jimmie Allen, 7:30 p.m., Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks. Tickets start at $36. www.aleruscenter.com

Friday, Oct. 28

  • Two shows: “Rocky Horror Picture Show - LIVE!,” 7 p.m. and midnight, Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Also two shows each night, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31. For mature audiences. Tickets online are $16, plus fees. www.empireartscenter.com

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • Final day: Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2448 20th Ave. NE, Emerado, North Dakota. https://www.nelsonspumpkinpatch.com/
  • UND Fighting Hawks football vs Abilene Christian, 3 p.m.,  Alerus Center, 1200 42nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. Youth day. www.aleruscenter.com
  • Two shows: “Rocky Horror Picture Show - LIVE!,” 7 p.m. and midnight, Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. Also two shows, Monday, Oct. 31. For mature audiences. Tickets online are $16, plus fees. www.empireartscenter.com

Monday, Oct. 31

  • Two shows: “Rocky Horror Picture Show - LIVE!,” 7 p.m. and midnight, Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. For mature audiences. Tickets online are $16, plus fees. www.empireartscenter.com
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Nikki Entzel, 41, and Earl Howard, 43, a man with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada, were accused of plotting the death of Chad Entzel, 42, and attempting to cover it up through several means including starting fires in the furnace room and in the bedroom where the body was found.

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Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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