Reno Tahoe knows how to throw down during the most fun time of the year. Whether it’s a fun-tastic event that you’re looking for or something more on the daring side, we’ve got an assortment of all kinds of Halloween family fun for you. Get into the spooky Halloween spirit with your family this season in the #RenoTahoe area!
If you thought cheetahs only lived in the jungle, then you’re in for a fun surprise because we’ve got some of our own right in our backyard over at Animal Ark! This non-profit organization is a safe haven to wolves, cheetahs, foxes and many other North American predators. On October 14 from 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., you and your family can come to the Harvest Festival and watch the enjoyment of their adorable creatures who will receive pumpkins filled with their favorite treats.
For more animal fun, the whole family is welcome to join the Nevada Humane Society for a safe trick-or-treating event on October 31, 4-6:30 pm. It’ll be a costume party for everyone – even animals! Who knows, you might even end up adopting that four-legged goblin your little creature has been begging for.
What better place to tell your spooky tales than at the Washoe County Library? The Washoe County Library is hosting a series of ghoulish Halloween events at different libraries for the kiddos. Bring the kids to South Valleys Library for a spooky Halloween Crafts and Fun evening on October 17, from 4 – 5 p.m. If your children love stories, songs, and trick or treating, then be sure to check out the Sparks Library for a spooky night of Halloween Story Time! Then, on October 31 from 3 – 5 p.m. you and your little goblins can stop by the Northwest Reno Library for Halloween trick-or-treating and games. Bring your most frightening costumes!
Family and friends can also visit local pumpkin patches for some old-style fun! Toll House Pumpkins welcomes The Fall Harvest Festival for the whole month of October with tons of kid-friendly attractions: a haunted maze, climbing wall, pony rides, pumpkin bouncer and more! For pumpkin-full fun in Carson City, visit Corely Ranch – also all month long – an organically raised and produced farm open for people to come and enjoy. On October 22, Victorian Square in Sparks will be hosting PumpkinPalooza. You and your favorite little monsters can experience the famous Pumpkin Derby, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Family Costume Parade or enter your carved pumpkin into the Pumpkin Beauty Pageant. For the whole month of October, Ferrari Farms welcomes all families to their corn maze and pumpkin patch! The options here are endless, with a bounce house, farm animals, hay rides, and a train ride! Also, home to many haunted attractions this season, the Andelin Family Farm has a kid-friendly corn maze for all to wander through. This USA themed corn maze is a fun activity during the day or night. Hours and dates do vary so make sure to checkout The Andelin Family Farm website for more details.
Little goblins, witches and ghosts are all welcome to join museums for yummy treats and tons of fun throughout the month of October. On October 14 the whole family can enjoy a day at the Nevada Museum of Art for day full of fun-filled activities in honor of Dia De Los Muertos. Admission is free for everyone on this day. On October 28 head over to The Discovery Museum for their 7th annual Halloween trick-or-treat event for a spooky good time. Family and friends can also join the National Automobile Museum on October 31 for some trick-or-treat action, candy stations and fun games!
The Reno Riverwalk District will be hosting some wicked fun at their Halloween Hallow event for all unearthly dressed youngsters on October 28, 5 – 7 p.m. Kids will be provided with a “treasure map” to guide them to sweet treats and they will most likely be running into a few monsters along the way. Live music, entertainment and a special Virginia Street Bridge Pumpkin Carving Contest will all be taking place as well for all ages to enjoy.
Virginia City is no stranger to nightmarish occurrences and spooky events. Celebrate the whole month of Hauntober in style with all sorts of ghostly events from V & T Halloween train rides to ghost tours. To enjoy a family fun day, dress to scare and visit Virginia City for the Goblin Parade on Halloween day. The little ones can also trick-or-treat on the Comstock starting with a costume contest and after dark the Silver Terrace Cemetery will open, for one night only, so all can walk through the graves on the scariest night of the year. #RenoTahoe can’t wait to see you and your pump-kids!