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 surprise because we have two 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 animals. 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 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., complete with a costume contest with the chance to win zoo admission tickets!
On Halloween night, the whole family is welcome to join the Nevada Humane Society for a safe trick-or-treating event from 4 – 6:30 pm. It will be a costume party for everyone – even animals! Who knows, you might even end up adopting that furry friend your little ghost or goblin 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 for the kiddos at different libraries throughout Reno and Sparks. On October 1, the Sparks Library is hosting a Halloween Movie Marathon from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stop by to see Halloween classics such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus and E.T. to get you in the mood for this haunted season. Bring the kids to South Valleys Library for their Halloween Crafts and Fun event 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 their Halloween Story Time on October 31, from 10:15 a.m. – noon. Then later that afternoon, 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-fashioned harvest fun! Toll House Pumpkins welcomes The Fall Harvest Festival for the entire month of October with plenty of kid-friendly attractions such as a haunted maze, climbing wall, pony rides, pumpkin bouncer and more! For a pumpkin-filled good time in Carson City during the month of October, visit Corely Ranch, an organically raised and produced farm open for the public to enjoy. On October 21, Victorian Square in Sparks will be hosting PumpkinPalooza. 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. For the whole month of October, Ferrari Farms welcomes 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 vary so make sure to check out 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 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 with candy stations and fun games!
Bundle up for an evening of family-friendly fun at Bartley Ranch Regional Park on Saturday, October 27 starting at 5 p.m. Kids of all ages will have a great time at this community event featuring trick-or-treating, costume contests and a showing of the hit movie, ParaNorman.
The Reno Riverwalk District will be hosting some wicked fun at their Halloween Hallow event for all costumed 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 (friendly) 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!
New for 2018 at Greater Nevada Field is Laughter House. Take a narrated trick-or-treat train ride inside the ball park to collect candy from family favorite Halloween characters and explore the giant inflatable Halloween maze out front of the stadium. Get in your scares (and laughs) every Thursday-Sunday in October.