October 1, 10 – 11 AM
Fargo Public Library – Carlson Branch
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and free play for babies up to 18 months at the Fargo Public Library. One child per grownup is permitted.
October 1, 6 PM – 10 PM
Check out Red River Zoo’s premier fundraiser. Celebrate the zoo’s past, present, and future with exhibits and speakers.
October 5, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Fargo Public Library – Main Branch
This is family storytime for kids 18 months and older at the main Fargo Public Library. Also available are toddler and preschool storytimes.
October 5, 3 PM
Fargo Public Library – Carlson Branch
Each week the Fargo Public Library will host an afternoon of arts and crafts for ages 12 and under. All materials are supplied.
October 10, 1 PM – 3 PM
Fargo Public Library – Main Branch
Kids in Kindergarten through sixth grade will practice reading in a non-intimidating situation as a Red River Valley volunteer and their therapy pet listen to kids read. Sessions are 15 minutes long.
October 11, 11 AM
Pretty Princess Parties is coming to Fargo. There will be a meet and greet, dj, a dance floor, photo booth, and much more!
October 3, 10 AM – 10 PM
The Prairie Den hosts a day full of gaming! Feel free to use the equipment provided to play with friends or bring your own! PCs, consoles, board games, you name it!
October 17, 10 AM
Tangling, or zen doodling, is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. You don’t need any special artistic skills to enjoy this engaging and relaxing art form. Recommended for teens and adults. Registration begins September 26.
October 1, 6-8 PM
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint
Every Thursday night enjoy live entertainment while you indulge with Uncle Maddio’s 9” pizza and pint for $9.99.
Homecoming is an annual event that invites alumni to join in the festivities with current students, faculty, staff and friends, celebrating the Cobber tradition.
October 2-3, 9 AM – 6 PM
Eco Chic Boutique is presenting the region’s largest event for lovers of repurposed furniture, antiques, vintage, and salvaged goods. Early bird tickets are $20 for the weekend and general admission is $5 at the door or $25 for the weekend.
October 2, 7 PM
Dave Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld have been traveling the country as the most sought-after dueling piano act in the country.Their high-energy mix of comedy, music and extensive audience participation makes this a show unlike any other.
October 3, 8 AM
A 5K run especially for girls – plus their moms, dads, brothers and others passionate for running – will weave through Fargo’s Lindenwood Park. The race is sponsored by the local nonprofit organization, Girls on The Run, and all runners will receive medals and technical t-shirts.
October 3, 9 AM
Join the American Cancer Society for a walk to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. US Senator Heidi Heitkamp will speak about her experience as a breast cancer survivor. Register online or at the event.
October 3, 9 AM – 1 PM
This annual fundraiser is dedicated to Sonia’s efforts to help improve the lives of those living with Cystic Fibrosis. All funds raised will be donated to the CF Association of North Dakota. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a $3 Happy Joe’s buffet after the race.
October 4, 10 AM – 2 PM
The market is open every Saturday ending through October, weather permitting. Fresh coffee and live street music makes this unlike any other farmer’s market.
October 4, 11 AM – 3 PM
The fall festival is back and better than ever, with unlimited fun for families. Enjoy, crafts, face painting, food and games and decorate a pumpkin. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.
October 4, 5 PM – 9 PM
Take a look at and purchase works by local artists, crafters and culinary artisans at The Red Raven Espresso Parlor from 5-9 p.m. on Saturdays.
October 4, 7 PM
Lewis Black has received critical acclaim as a stand-up comedian, actor and author, and he’s visiting Fargo.
October 8, 5 PM – 9 PM
The Drekker Brewing Company sponsors beer samples and live art from local artists. After party will be held at Drekker Brewing Company.
October 10, 1 PM
October 12, 8 PM
This is a free event. Visit the historic Fargo theatre for the kick off of season 2 of Fargo. Cash bar, theatre concessions, and treats.
October 12, 6 PM
Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift returns to Fargo, with special guest Vance Joy.
October 16-18, 10 AM – 10 PM
ValleyCon 41 is the largest pop culture celebration of it’s kind in the entire region, featuring fun for all ages! There will be makeup contests, demonstrations and more.
October 17-18, 12 PM – 6 PM
The Rough Rider Ink & Iron Expo is Fargo-Moorhead’s premier three-day event and celebration of the artistry of ink and iron. Watch live tattooing and piercing while you admire the bikes.
October 17, All day
The 7th Biennial Canstruction competition is held at West Acres Mall. Canstruction is a national charity that helps in the fight against hunger through events that build giant sculptures out of canned food. Once the competition ends, the food is donated.
October 17, 9 AM – 5 PM
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this craft show featuring more than 25 local crafters, makers, and bakers! Shop from a selection of children’s items, metal arts, baked goods, hand sewn and embroidered items, purses, blankets, and more.
October 17, Times Vary
Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead presents the musical, Cabaret, adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin. There will be multiple showings throughout the season, but don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show.
October 18, 10 AM – 5 PM
Fargo Moorhead VegFest is an opportunity for omnivores, vegetarians and vegan (or anyone curious about becoming vegetarian) to learn more about reducing animal suffering.
October 21, 6:45 PM
The Fargo Theatre is featuring a special showing of “Back to the Future 2.” Doors open at 6:45 PM and the showing will begin at 7:15 PM.
October 22, 6 PM – 9 PM
Enjoy an evening of silent/live auctioning and wine tasting as a way to raise funds for the shelter animals.
October 24, 10 AM – 5 PM
Fargo Record Fair has been bringing music collectors together for six years. More than 30 vendors will display LPs, CDs, posters, and other music collectables available to buy, sell and trade.
October 24, 2 PM
The art show will be held at the Dakota Medical Foundation; proceeds will be donated Habitat for Humanity.
October 25, 6 PM
Join action sports star Travis Pastrana, and the world’s biggest names in FMX, BMX and Skate, as they showcase their aerial skills during the Nitro Circus Live tour.
October 28, 9 AM – 9:30 AM
Officers from the Fargo Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
October 30 -31, Times Vary
This art fair provides an environment for all artists, crafters, and bakers to display ready to purchase goods.
September 19 – October 31
Stop by to check out more than 25 attractions including a corn maze, horse-drawn wagon rides, old west town, petting zoo, barrel train car rides, straw bale maze, mini golf, campfire, snow fence maze, vintage playground, spooky woods walk, pumpkin basketball, and more.Gate admission is $7, and the festival takes place just 5 miles North of West Fargo. Pumpkins, concessions and other fall items also available.”
October 5 – December 31
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County hosts the traveling Exhibit New Land New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925. The exhibit highlights the stories of the Norwegian immigrants who moved to the Midwest in hopes of finding a better life.