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Spooky Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

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 Reno Tahoe area!

Fall Fun with Furry Friends

Animal Ark, a non-profit organization, is a safe haven for wolves, cheetahs, foxes and many other animals located north of Reno. During their Harvest Festival, on October 12, you and your family can watch as the animals 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 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., complete with a costume contest with the chance to win zoo admission tickets!

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Who doesn’t love a day at a pumpkin patch? And few things are more “fall” than a corn maze! Lucky for you, there are several farms in Reno Tahoe that offer pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides and more.

The Fall Harvest Festival at Adelin Family Farms is home to many festive fall attractions including a family-friendly corn maze, pony/horse rides, pumpkin patch and U-Pick sunflowers. Try your luck at Scarecrow Paintball or Glow Paintball. For some spookier fun, check out the Corn Creepers Haunted Attraction and Zombie Paintball.

For the entire month of October, Ferrari Farms welcomes families to their corn maze and pumpkin patch. Admission is free and the options here are practically endless, with a bounce house, farm animals, hayrides, train ride and more. There’s something for kids of all ages at the Ferrari Farms Fall Festival.

Want even more pumpkin fun? Check out Pumpkin Palooza at Victorian Square on Sunday, October 20. The entire family can experience the famous Pumpkin Derby, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Family Costume Parade or enter your carved pumpkin into the Pumpkin Beauty Pageant.

Enjoy food trucks, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin sales and more at the Annual Pumpkin Patch at Incline Park on Saturday, October 19. Admission is free and tickets for games and activities can be purchased within the event.

For a pumpkin-filled good time in Carson City, visit Corely Ranch for their October Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch.  Kids will love the hay slide, farm animals, corn maze and more.

Join the fun at Lattin Farms, with fall festivities for the whole family. Your family can enjoy a hayride tour of the pumpkin patch, a scarecrow factory, pumpkin tower and so much more.

Spooky and Sweet Trick-or-Treating Events

Little goblins, witches and ghosts are all welcome to head to The Discovery Museum on Saturday, October 26 for the annual Halloween Trick or Treat. Come in your cutest or scariest costume and trick-or-treat from gallery to gallery.

Want to feel like you’re trick-or-treating in the streets of the past? Then you should check out Trick or Treat in the Streets at the National Automobile Museum on October 31. Dress up in your best costume for playing games and collecting sweet treats.

The Reno Riverwalk District will be hosting some wicked fun for all costumed youngsters on Halloween night at the Halloween Hallow event at Idlewild Park. Enter the doggie and human costume contest or play games to get candy in the midway. There will even be a haunted house for big and small kids.

Other Family-Friendly Halloween Events

More Halloween Events in Reno Tahoe Greater Nevada Field, home to the Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC, is also home to Laughter House during the month of October. Take a narrated trick-or-treat train ride to collect candy from family favorite Halloween characters and explore the giant inflatable Halloween maze. Get in your scares (and laughs) every Thursday through Sunday in October.

What better place to hear spooky tales than at the Washoe County Library? The Washoe County Library is hosting a series of ghoulish Halloween events for the kiddos at different libraries throughout Reno and Sparks. Every Sunday in October, the Spanish Springs Library will be hosting a Halloween Classic Movie Series and the North Valleys Library will host their Annual Trick or Treat Parade on October 30. On Halloween, you can visit any Young People’s Library for ghoulish crafts and games for the entire family.

Virginia City is no stranger to haunted occurrences and spooky events. Celebrate the whole month of “Hauntober” in style with all sorts of ghostly events from V & T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train to ghost tours and more. To enjoy a family fun day, dress to scare and visit Virginia City for the Goblin Halloween Parade on October 31. The little ones can also trick-or-treat at St. Mary’s Art Center following the parade.

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