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 13 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, take a trip to the Sierra Safari Zoo for Boo at the Zoo on October 27. Let your kids enjoy a day of trick-or-treating from 10a.m.-1p.m.and a costume contest with the chance to win two zoo admission tickets!
On Halloween night 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. On October 1 the Sparks Library is hosting a Halloween Movie Marathon from 11am-5pm. Stop by to see Halloween classics such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus and E.T. to get you in the mood for spooky season. Bring the kids to South Valleys Library for a spooky Halloween Crafts and Fun evening on October 18, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. If your children love stories, crafts, and trick or treating, then be sure to check out the Sparks Library for a spooky night of Halloween Story Time on October 31, from 10:15am-12pm! Then later that night 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 21, 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 treasure hunt 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.
On October 27 little goblins, witches and ghosts are all welcome to head over to The Discovery Museum for their 8th 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 and entertainment will 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 safe trick-or-treating at local shops following the parade. #RenoTahoe can’t wait to see you and your pump-kids!