305 N 5th St Norfolk, NE 68701 info@norfolkartscenter.org (402) 371-7199

‘Fork Fest 2019

‘Fork Fest 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019 • Johnson’s Park • 4:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Join our downtown celebration featuring Norfolk’s best in shopping, tasting, and entertainment!

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 again this year! Due to the scheduled beautification project in downtown Norfolk, we’ve temporarily relocated to Johnson’s Park! Just steps from downtown, we’re anticipating this to be our biggest party yet. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more details as they’re added!

Schedule of Events

Food Truck Rumble, 4:30-8:30 p.m. – Returning this year is the ever-popular Food Truck Rumble! Local food trucks are invited to participate in a friendly competition for the BEST food in Norfolk! Purchase your rumble pass to experience samples from each truck, vote for your favorite and we’ll announce the winners! Get your Food Truck Rumble Passports Here!
**Rumble passports available online until MIDNIGHT on Thursday, August 22. After that purchases must be made at the event. Thanks!**

Vendor Sidewalk Sale, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. – NEW THIS YEAR! Downtown boutiques, local craftsmen, and artists will be present for an evening sidewalk sale! Peruse the fashions and crafts and take home something truly unique to Norfolk. To register as a vendor, visit this link! Vendor Registration (tables/chairs will not be provided to vendors)

Live Music, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Enjoy the entertainment of live music from local and regional musicians! Check-out the lineup below:

  • Mason Michaels – Omaha, NE
  • Tucker Hill Citizen’s Brigade – Northeast Nebraska
  • Baker Explosion – Norfolk, NE
  • The Midland Band – Lincoln, NE
  • The Happy Accordions, Vesele’ Harmonicke’ – Clarkson, NE

Beer Garden, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. – An open-air beer garden is a staple attraction of ‘Fork Fest! With a wide variety and selection of beers, you’re sure to find your favorite! Grab a drink and enjoy the music. (non-alcoholic beverages also available)

Cardboard Boat Competition, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. – Back again this year is the fun cardboard boat building competition! The only rule is…your boat must float with four people aboard, beyond that you can do whatever you want! $100 for corporate teams (great team-building exercise for your staff!), $50 for non-corporate teams. Your entry fee contribution earns you FREE CARDBOARD for building! Register here! Individual Registration | Organization Registration

Antique Bicycle Show, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. – NEW this year is a partnership between the NAC ‘Fork Fest committee and the Oddfellow Lodge #46 to present an antique bicycle show. Visitors can expect to see over 30 antique bicycles and their owners, ask questions, and enjoy.

To volunteer for this event contact our Program Coordinator, Sara Putters, at 402.371.7199 | sara@norfolkartscenter.org. ***You must be at least 19 years of age to volunteer and shifts are short so you can enjoy the event, too!

Sponsorship makes it possible!

Gold Level:

Silver Level:

Bronze Level &Contributor:

Wattier’s Auto Body

Theisen Construction

Mutual of Omaha – Craig Reiser & Adam Olson



Wetzel & Truex Jewelers

Bruening Landscape

Viaero Wireless

Heartland Beverage