Opera Outdoors Picnic Contest

Jul 27, 2021

Have you ever wanted to throw an elaborate al fresco feast with finery and flair?

Now’s your chance at the Opera Outdoors Picnic Contest sponsored by Pic’d on Purpose! A new addition to the concert this year, we invite you to grab a spot on the Turner Park lawn and put on your most creative spread. The park opens at 5:30pm on Friday August 20 and judges will begin deliberations (and perhaps sampling!) at 6pm. The contest will be adjudicated by Opera Outdoors emcee Chris Allen, General Manager of KVNO; Savanna Hobza, owner of Pic’d on Purpose; and Kurt Howard, Opera Omaha’s Producing Director.

Please note that tents, stakes, tarps, open flames, hard liquor and glass (bottles or drinking glasses) are not allowed in Turner Park and electrical outlets are not available.

Contest winners will be announced from the stage at 7pm, with prizes courtesy of Pic’d on Purpose, The Good Life Charcuterie and KVNO awarded for Best Overall Picnic and Best Opera-Themed Picnic.

Love to picnic but want someone else to do the work?

Register to Win a custom Pic’d on Purpose picnic for 2-4 people for Opera Outdoors!

This local, woman owned business provides beautiful custom picnics that are ready to go upon your arrival to the park, so you have no set up or clean up. Just fill out the registration form by Sunday August 15. The drawing will be held and the winner notified on Monday August 16. Pic’d On Purpose picnics are not eligible for the Picnic Contest.

Package includes setup & cleanup at Turner Park, and is customized in style and location with the winner. All of your picnic supplies are included: dinnerware, sanitizer, instax camera + film, portable speaker, decor, water, fresh ice for drinks, & container with ice to keep canned/bottle drinks chilled. Also includes a large grazing board for 4 from The Good Life Charcuterie.


In addition, special packages for all-inclusive picnics or charcuterie trays are available from Pic’d on Purpose and The Good Life Charcuterie for pre-purchase and delivery to Turner Park. But don’t delay, supplies are limited!
Order a package from Pic’d on Purpose

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide more information! Email Opera Omaha or call our office at (402) 346-7372.

Special Thanks to Pic’d on Purpose, The Good Life Charcuterie and Amariah Roderick Photo

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