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River Point ‘Fork Fest

River Point ‘Fork Fest

Friday, August 4 • Downtown Norfolk

Join our downtown celebration featuring Norfolk’s best in shopping, swimming, driving, tasting and entertaining !

The community is once again coming together to celebrate the creative culture of Norfolk. Last year over 1,000 folks met us downtown for a record breaking party, and we’re ready to do it all over again this year! We’ve added some new things, so be sure to check out the full listing below and the ‘Fork Fest Facebook page

‘Fork Fest Schedule of Events:

  • Shop Local, Sidewalk Sales – Download your ForkFest_VendorPacket – Deadline to apply is Friday, July 21
  • Float the Fork, Northfork Outfitting
  • Dine and Drive – Classic Car Cruise
  • Food Truck Rumble
  • Hear Norfolk Stage
  • Hear Nebraska – Good Living Tour Stage
  • Taste Nebraska, Beer Garden

Sidewalk Sales

8:00-6:00 p.m.
DOWNTOWN RIVER POINT SIDEWALK SALES
Downtown Norfolk
Visit The River Point website for the hottest deals on local finds!
Reserve your booth! Download your ForkFest_VendorPacket
Deadline to apply for booth is Friday, July 21.

Northfork Outfitting Events

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
LIL TYKES FEST RIVER POINT LANDING
With North Fork Outfitting
Activities for kids 6 and under at the North Fork Landing

Visit website to register.

Activities Include:
Ping Pong Toss
Bean Bag Toss
Ring Toss
Build Popsicle Boats

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Popsicle Boat Challenge

1:30 p.m.
Ribbons Awarded

BUILD YOUR OWN FORK FLOAT FUNDRAISER

REGISTRATION STARTS JULY 1ST
• Enter Your Team @ Nforkoutfitting.com
• $100 Donation Entry Fee Per 4 Person Team
• All proceeds go to Norfolk Art Center, First Fridays & Community Game Night
• Winners will be announced on the ‘Fork Fest Music Stage on 3rd and Norfolk Avenue around 7:00 p.m. for these categories:
• Best Implementation of the Fork
• Crowd Pleaser
• Gone the Furthest
• Best Overall (total score from other 3 categories)

Winners will receive a plaque and Best Overall wins the Grand Prize of a 3 Hour Adventure for up to 20 people at Skyview Marina with NFO.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cardboard Fork Float Staging Area at Knight of Columbus Parking

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Crowd Favorite Judging

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Check in / Entry Fee​

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Float Inspection and Judges’ vote for Best Implementation of the Fork

1:30-2:00 p.m.
Line Up Floats to Start

Dine and Drive

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Classic Car Cruise
(Norfolk Ave – 1st Street, Omaha Ave – 13th Street)
“Cruise for Clues” Win Prizes!

​Downtown Happenings
Johnny Carson Parking Lot on 3rd and Norfolk Ave

4:00-7:00 p.m.
HEAR NORFOLK MUSIC
Featured Bands: The Begats, Baker Explosion and Tucker Hill Citizens Brigade.

7:00-11:30 p.m.
HEAR NEBRASKA – GOOD LIVING TOUR MUSIC
Featured Bands: Kris Lager Band, Thick Paint, Hakim and The Ambulanters

5:00-8:30 p.m.
Food Truck Rumble
Vote for your favorite local food truck with a tasting pass!
Passes $14  –  Beat the lines!

4:00-11:30 p.m.
Taste Nebraska Beer Garden
Hosted by Kiwanis Emerging Leaders and Norfolk Arts Center

Thanks to our sponsors who’ve made this event possible!

Platinum

 GOLD


SILVER

NORFOLK ARES CENTER – LADIES GUILD

WITH GRANT SUPPORT FROM

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Kiwanis Emerging Leaders

MEDIA SPONSORS