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Check out ‘Fork Fest!

‘Fork Fest returns this summer as one of Norfolk’s favorite music festivals! Live music from local and regional musicians, food trucks, art, and community. What more could you ask for amid a pandemic?

Friday, August 21, 2020

5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Johnson Park 

Live Music from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Local and regional musicians will perform on a large stage for your entertainment. 


Pure Brown

Tucker Hill Citizen’s Brigade

The Midland Band

NAC First Friday Performers:

Ryan and Stacy Rabe

Chris Votta

Nick Leland

Marissa Carr

Sidewalk Sale from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Local businesses and artists are invited to participate in a sidewalk sale. Guests of ‘Fork Fest are invited to shop the sidewalk sale which will feature everything from artwork from local artists, to boutique clothing stores, to items from local craftsmen!

Food Truck from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Though this year’s ‘Fork Fest won’t feature our beloved Food Truck Rumble, we are pleased to announce we’ll have a couple food trucks serving all night long!

Fire and Ice Seafood: Facebook

(Last year’s winner) Uncle Jarrol’s Pub-B-Que: Website

Taylormade Catering: Facebook

Taylor’s Treats: Facebook

**If you’re a vendor or an artist hoping to participate, we have 50 booths available! Booths are on sale NOW for $25. Booths will be 10×10 and vendors are required to bring their own tables & chairs as well as sanitizing solution. Click here to get registered!

Norfolk VR Truck 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Norfolk’s premier Virtual Reality truck will be parked at the park and ready to make your VR dreams come true! To check them out for yourself, click here!

BYOB: This years event is a bring your own beverage (BYOB) and other refreshments (including adult beverages). We will not be having a beer garden but water will be sold for $1.00 near the entrance.

Social Distancing Guidelines: The Norfolk Arts Center will enforce social distancing guidelines provided by our state and local health departments. Socially distant circles, 10ft in size and spaced 6ft apart from each other) will be available on a first come, first served basis. Groups who arrive to ‘Fork Fest together will get a circle together, limit 8 people to a circle. 

Hand sanitizing stations will be accessible throughout Johnson Park for the duration of the event along with sanitizing spray in each restroom facility to be used after each use. We ask that you help us keep our public safe by spraying the restroom facility after use. 

There will be one entrance and two exits at socially distant style ‘Fork Fest. The entrance and exits will be clearly marked for your protection and we ask that all attendees keep a social distance of 6ft while entering and exiting ‘Fork Fest. If you choose to leave prior to 10:00 p.m. (and we sincerely hope you don’t), you will be exiting at your own risk. Beginning at 10:00 p.m. (or at the conclusion of the music) we will release socially distant circles safely and in an organized fashion.

We’re working hard to keep our community safe while attending one of our favorite events of the year, and we hope we can count on you to do the same!

“As a reminder, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, please maintain a six foot social distance between each family group, use proper hygiene, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. You are encouraged to wear masks and follow all guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. If anyone in your household has flu-like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19, you should not be attending this event.”

Schedule of Events:

Live Music – 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Artist Sidewalk Sales – 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Norfolk VR Truck – 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Want to stay up to date on this event and so many more? Visit us on Facebook at: Norfolk Arts Center


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