Fall in Fargo is one of the greatest times to get out and participate in activities. Check out this list of events going on this fall to find out how you can celebrate the air cooling down and all of the fun things that come with it!

Fargo events throughout the fall

The Market @ West Acres

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays
West Acres Shopping Center | 3902 13th Ave s, Fargo |(701) 282-2222

The Market @ West Acres is a partnership between The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society and West Acres, featuring a wide variety of produce and products from regional vendors. Going through the end of October, The Market is on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Red River Market

Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Broadway Square | 213 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 491-8892

The region's largest farmer's market lasts until the end of October. Produce changes for the season, but the fun of wandering through stalls of artisan goods while listening to live music and drinking craft beer is always the same.


With the Fargo-Moorhead area having three different colleges, homecoming doesn't have to happen just once a year! Each university will have its own homecoming celebrations with events. Go Bison, Go Dragons, and Roll Cobb!

NDSU Homecoming: September 25-30
MSUM Homecoming: October 10-15
Concordia Homecoming: October 12-15

Speaking of back to school - Bison Football. Even if you can't get tickets, the tailgating is worth the trip. Bison fans do not take this ritual lightly; expect themed buses, cookouts, and massive amounts of beer and fun.

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch

September 16 - October 29
7414 40th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 282-9392

Over 25 attractions are included in the $12 gate admission. Spend the day taking pretty fall photos or enjoying family time with horse carriage rides, corn maze, barrel rides, and more! Lil Bitz is open Fridays and Sundays from 1-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

September 22 - October 29
1805 Main Avenue W., West Fargo | 701-282-2200

We all know the fairgrounds due to the annual Red River Valley Fair, but did you know they also have some of the best fall things to do? Their corn maze will be open Fridays from 5-8 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are now available, so plan your outing.

The Great Straw Maze and Pumpkin Patch

September 22 - October 31
West Acres Mall | 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo

Navigate through the maze that's conveniently accessible for all on the pavement outside of West Acres Mall. In October, the Great Straw Bale Maze becomes a thrilling and spine-chilling experience in the evenings. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. & Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch

September 23 - October 29
14447 U.S, HWY 10, Glyndon, MN | (218) 498-2684

Another amazingly beautiful pumpkin patch is just outside of our backyard. The Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch offers exciting attractions like a petting zoo, duck races, and horse-drawn rides. Pick out your perfect pumpkin or check out the General Store while you're there. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. October 19-20, they will also be open from 12-6 p.m.

September Events in Fargo

Greater Moorhead Days

September 7-16
500 center Ave, Moorhead |(218) 299-5166

Celebrate the Moorhead community! Enjoy a variety of fun and exciting events for all ages, including the return of the Greater Moorhead Days Parade and Midco Kids Fest, Canoe and Kayak Rentals, an Excursion on the Red River, the popular Medallion Hunt, and so much more!

Apple Harvest Festival

September 9-10
Wild Terra Cider | 6 12th St N, Fargo | (701) 405-3184

5th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Wild Terra Cider. Enjoy a street dance, cider pressing demonstrations, a farm animal petting zoo, and so much more.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Wednesday

September 10
Bluestem Amphitheater | 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

All ages concert at the open-air Bluestem Amphitheater.

Big Iron Farm Show

September 12-14
Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo | (701) 282-2200

With 900+ exhibit booths, training sessions, demonstrations, and countless opportunities to connect with your peers, Big Iron is the event for agribusiness. It's also the largest farm show in the upper Midwest.

Sunset on the Riverfront

September 14
American Crystal Sugar Company | 101 3rd St N, Moorhead

Live music by the Forefeathers along with food stands, an artist market, and more at this new event.

Night Bazaar

September 14 & 21
Broadway Square | 213 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 551-5898

Revel in a magical evening of food, music, art, and performance. Shop from local artists, makers, and vintage shops at the Night Bazaar

DrekkerFest 9

September 15-16
Brewhalla | 1702 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 540-6808

New beer releases, food trucks, flash tattoos, and ink & oddities show from Local artist, Punchgut. Plus, art experiences, tarot card reading, and so much more.

Fall in Fargo

September 16-17 & 23-24
Rheault Farm | 2901 25th St S, Fargo | (701) 499-6060

Celebrate Fall in Fargo at this fun, family-friendly event formerly known as Fall Festival. Bring the whole family to this free event. Enjoy activities like a straw bale maze, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, and more.

Junk Market

September 22-23
Butler Building | Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo

A shopping event with junk and vintage items and home decor. $5 general admission, kids 12 and under are free.

Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo

September 22-24
Veterans Memorial Arena | 1201 7th Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 433-5370

A celebration of tattooing artistry and motorcycle building. Each year ink and oil-stained artists gather to share their familial passions and bonds at Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo.

Below Zero Wrestling

September 23 | 5 p.m.
Outdoors at Fargo Brewing | 610 University Dr. N, Fargo | (701) 478-2337

Based in Fargo, ND, Below Zero Wrestling’s purpose is to provide an escape from the hardships of reality. We create a fun atmosphere for children and adults using over-the-top action and outrageous characters. Our events are appropriate for all ages, so everyone leaves with a smile.

Farm in the Dell Fall Festival

September 23-24 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Farm in the Dell | 7426 40th St N, Moorhead | (218) 593-3276

Celebrate the changing leaves and harvest season with games, barrel train rides, crafts, and more at this fall festival.

JLG's Rock the Streets

September 29 | 6-11 p.m.
Broadway Square | 213 Broadway N, Fargo

Join us for a night of excellent food trucks, cold beer, and live music from The Fabulous Armadillos and 100 Proof. This event is free and open to the public.

Dazed in the Maze

September 29 | 5-10 p.m.
Red River Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo | (701) 282-2200

Local breweries, wineries, meaderies, and distilleries will be hidden throughout the Corn Maze at the Red River Fairgrounds. Tickets include entrance to Lost in the Valley during one Dazed in the Maze event. 21 and over only.

Folsom Prison Experience

September 30 | 8 p.m.
Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo

Dubbed “an immersive tribute drama,” Folsom Prison Experience is a musical that merges live concert, stage drama, and audience participation in interactive theater as it recreates one of the most important days in Johnny Cash’s storied musical career.

October events in Fargo

Midwest Murder Podcast Live

October 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Events Center | 670 4th Ave N, Fargo

It’s challenging to imagine murder mixing in with Midwest nice but hold on to your hot dish. You can join this dynamic duo at Midwest Murder LIVE, where hosts, Jonah and Dawn, present delicate and devious situations with compassion and a little humor. 

Theatre B Presents "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche"

October 6-8, 13-15, & 20-22
Theatre B | 215 10th St N, Moorhead

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" is a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendoes, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries.

FM Studio Crawl

October 7 & 8
Throughout Fargo-Moorhead

Go to this annual event to celebrate the community artists and see into the studios to see where the magic happens. Visit the Fargo-Moorhead artists and purchase their works throughout the weekend to help support the Visual Artists of Fargo-Moorhead.

Brewhalla Fall Makers Market

October 8 | 12-6 p.m.
Brewhalla | 1702 1st Ave N, Fargo

Mark your calendars for the Brewhalla Fall Makers Market on October 8th, presented by Unglued and Drekker Brewing!

The Big One

October 13-14
The FARGODOME | 1800 N University Dr, Fargo | (701) 241-9100

The 35th Annual Big One Art & Craft Fair features 300+ booths filled with handmade home décor, furniture, candles, jewelry, framed art, photography, sewn items for the kitchen, infant/children’s sewn items, clothing for infants-adults, upcycled/repurposed items, soaps, lotions, and other homemade bath and body products, baked goods and so much more.

Fargo ValleyCon

October 13-15
Holiday Inn Fargo | 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 282-2700

ValleyCon is the longest-running, most attended, largest festival of popular culture – featuring sci-fi, fantasy, comics, anime, horror, gaming, and film & TV – from Minneapolis to Seattle! The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival opens ValleyCon weekend on Thursday and is now part of ValleyCon!

Dazed in the Maze

October 13 & 17 | 5-10 p.m.
Red River Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo | (701) 282-2200

Local breweries, wineries, meaderies, and distilleries will be hidden throughout the Corn Maze at the Red River Fairgrounds. Tickets include entrance to Lost in the Valley during one Dazed in the Maze event. 21 and over only.

Boo at the Zoo

October 14, 21, & 28
Red River Zoo | 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 277-9240

Boo at the Zoo returns with three spooktacular dates for 2023. Bring your little ghosts and goblins for trick or treating throughout the Zoo!

Fargo-Moorhead Halloween Run

October 27-28
Fargo Civic Center | 207 4th St N, Fargo | (701) 241-1480

The Inaugural Fargo-Moorhead Halloween Run is the costume race for all. Events include the haunted-maze-themed Friday Night 5K or the Saturday morning "Trick or Treat" to your choice of a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon.

November events in Fargo

Junkin' Market Days

November 3-4 | Friday 4-7 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo

The market features unique products such as boutique clothes, jewelry, home decor, furniture, candles, gourmet foods, and lots more!! This is a place for shoppers who are serious about shopping & fun!

Lewis Black at Fargo Theatre

November 4 | 8 p.m.
Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 239-8385

Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark comedic yelling and finger-pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. 

Puddles Pity Party Live!

November 6 | 8:00 p.m.
Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo

Puddles Pity Party, the 7-foot sad clown whose golden voice is comparable to rock legends like Tom Jones and Freddie Mercury, has amassed nearly 900K YouTube subscribers and performed sold-out shows all over the globe.

Folkways Christkindlmarkt

November 16-19 & 24-26
Fargo Civic Center | 207 4th St N, Fargo

Christkindlmarkt will return to the Fargo Civic Center for four days of winter holiday festivities. The European-inspired holiday event encourages the community to spend time together with activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Fargo Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

November 17-18
Scheels Arena | 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

Find something for everyone on your Christmas list, stock up on your favorite Pride of Dakota products, and meet some of your local entrepreneurs.


No matter how you'd like to celebrate the fall season, we want to see you out there participating in all Fargo has to offer!