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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!

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 Andelin 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 farm animals, hayrides, zombie paintball and more. There’s something for kids of all ages at the Ferrari Farms Fall Festival.

Want even more pumpkin fun? Check out PumpkinPalooza‘s Purple Pumpkin Pursuit, a scavenger hunt with fun for the entire family. Register to receive a special Halloween-themed kit, complete with pumpkins, candy and clues to help you find the pumpkins in Reno and Sparks and solve riddles to win a great prize.

For a pumpkin-filled good time in Carson City, visit Corley 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.


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 10 and 11, 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, every weekend in October. Kid-friendly activities include a slide, hay maze, petting zoo and more. For a spookier experience, come see what goes bump in the night during Spookaroo at the Zoo on October 30 and 31.

Other Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Treat your family to a night at the movies during West Wind Drive-In’s 13 Nights of Fright. Between October 19 and 31, you can get your scare on with nightly showings of family-friendly frights, as well as classic horror flicks.

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.

Still craving some fall fun? Check out some more of our favorite fall activities in Reno Tahoe.

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