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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. 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.

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 23 and 24, 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 Nevada Zoological Park. 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 the last Friday and Saturday nights of the month, October 22-23 and October 29-30.

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Downtown Sparks transforms into a weekend-long Halloween party during Pumpkin Palooza on October 23-24. Kids will love participating in the pumpkin derby, carnival games, pumpkin decorating, storytelling and other Halloween-inspired activities. The whole family will enjoy food, live music and festive energy in Victorian Square.

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 Hauntober 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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