If you're looking to redo your kitchen or bathroom, you'll find plenty of ideas at during this weekend's Showcase of Remodeled Homes. Eight homes throughout Sioux Falls are featured in the parade. You can check them out from noon to 5 pm today and Sunday. It costs $5 to see all of the homes. Tickets can be purchased at any of the homes. Kids 2 and under are free.
Cartoonists from several states are meeting in Sioux Falls for their chapter meeting that includes a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the comic strip Hagar the Horrible. You can meet cartoonists during a book signing at Zandbroz Variety Bookstore in downtown Sioux Falls from 1-2:30 pm. The creator of the Watson comic strip Jim Horwitz is the guest speaker at a free program at the downtown public library from 3-5 pm.
The McGovern Crop Walk is a fundraising effort to fight hunger locally and globally. The walk begins at 10 am at the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.
Cinema Falls presents the Red Carpet Premiere of the science fiction drama Dust of War. The movie plays at 7 pm at the West Mall 7 Theatres at the Western Mall in Sioux Falls. You can meet the director during an after party at the Minnehaha Country Club.
The Festival of Bands features more than 40 bands from four states marching and competition in Sioux Falls. The morning parade starts at 8:30 am on Main Avenue. Preliminary field events begin at 10:30 am at Howard Wood Field. The finals will be at 6 pm. Wristband sales for admission to the field competition benefit all four Sioux Falls high school bands.
The Harlem Ambassadors take on the South Dakota Highway Patrol in a fundraising basketball game. Tipoff is at 7 pm at the University of Sioux Falls. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the South Dakota Highway Patrol Association.
All aboard the Pumpkin Train at Prairie Village, west of Madison, SD. Kids can ride the train to the pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin from 11 am to 4 pm. The cost is $5, parents ride for free. Money raised will go toward restoring Prairie Village's chapel rail car.
The Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off is part of a weekend of fun at Country Apple Orchard's Harvest Festival. Today's hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday's hours are noon to five. The festival also includes pumpkin picking, pony rides, a kids petting farm, and homemade orchard chili. Country Apple Orchard is located 4 and a half miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue.
Oakridge Nursery & Landscaping is hosting a Pumpkin Pickin' Party from 9 am to 5 pm. Enjoy apple cider and kettle corn while you color your freshly-picked pumpkin. The partying takes place at 2217 S. Splitrock Boulevard in Brandon.