October’s Can’t Miss Events In Fargo-Moorhead

*Frequent Event


October 1, 10 – 11 AM

Baby Rhyme Time*

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

Family Story Time *

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

Crafternoons *

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

Paws For Reading

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

Fairy Tale Ball in Fargo

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

Fargo Lan Party

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

Beginning Tangling

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

Pie & Pint Night *

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.


October 2

Concordia College Homecoming

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

Junk Market

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

Deuces Wild – Dueling Pianos

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

Girls On The Run

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

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

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

Sonia Balliet-Heidenreich 5K Run/Walk

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

Red River Market *

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

Fall Food Drive Festival

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

Maker’s Market *

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

Comedy Lewis Black

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

Kegs & Canvas – Art And Ale Walk

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

NDSU Homecoming Football Game

The annual homecoming matchup pits NDSU against Northern Iowa.NDSU students get in free but must reserve tickets online. Public tickets start at $30 for end zone seats.


October 12, 8 PM

Fargo Season 2 Premiere Party

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

Taylor Swift Concert

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

2015 RoughRider Ink & Iron Tattoo Expo

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

7th Biennial Canstruction Competition

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

Copper Ridge Fall Craft Show

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

Cabaret The Musical *

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

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

Back To The Future 2 Showing

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

Homeward Animal Shelter Fundraiser

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

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

Habitat For Humanity Art Show

The art show will be held at the Dakota Medical Foundation; proceeds will be donated  Habitat for Humanity.

October 25, 6 PM

Nitro Circus

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

Coffee With a Cop *


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

The Big One

This art fair provides an environment for all artists, crafters, and bakers to display ready to purchase goods.

Special Events

September 19 – October 31

Fall Festival

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

New Land New Life: Norwegian Immigration In Minnesota 1825-1925

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.


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