There’s a lot to love about fall – sweatshirt weather, fall foliage, Oktoberfest, Halloween, football, ‘fall flavors’ and many other things. If you’re like me, fall seems to heighten your sense of adventure and inspires you to do things like go orcharding (visiting an orchard), take a trip specifically to admire trees, get outside and appreciate the crisp fall air, etc. In this part of the country, it’s possible some people feel the need to take advantage of the nice weather before winter sets in, and that’s why they are eager to get out and do things. The Fargo-Moorhead area has plenty of things to do to celebrate autumn.
Red River Market Fall Festival
October 1, 2016 | 10am-2pm
A special edition of the Red River Market featuring an urban pumpkin patch, photo booth with the Red River Market’s red 1948 Chevrolet truck, local beer and live music.
Fargo Brewing Co. Oktoberfest
October 1, 2016 | 12-10pm
Brews on Broadway
Fargo Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest celebration at Brews on Broadway with their O’Fest seasonal on tap, live polka music (noon-4pm), Cornhole and Hammerschlagen.
October 7-8, 2016
The Fargo Oktoberfest lineup of events includes the Pub Crawl, Bean Bag Tournament, Running of the Wieners, Hot Dog Eating Contest and much more.
Party in the Pumpkin Patch
October 8, 2016 | 10am-5pm
The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm
Pumpkin decorating, fall crafts and more
Harvest at the Horse Park
October 8, 2016 | 9am-3pm
ND Horse Park
Event featuring pumpkin painting, agriculture education, Darryl’s Racing Pigs and more.
October 8, 2016 | 1pm-5pm
Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, wagon rides, civil war reenactors, live music harvest food treats and more
NoMo Pop-Up Farmers Market
October 9, 2016 | 2pm-6pm
Junkyard Brewing Company
Ugly Food of the North and First Ave Promo host a pop-up farmers market just in time for the fall harvest season.
Art & Ale Walk
October 13, 2016 | 5pm-9pm
Craft beer samples and live art from local artists.
Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays September 24-October 30, 2016 + Thursday, October 20, 2016
Pumpkin patch with various other attractions including horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, trike track, straw maze, duck races and more.
The Pumpkin Patch by Dakota Carriage Company
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays September 17-October 30, 2016 + Thursday, October 20, 2016
Pumpkin patch and several other attractions including a corn maze, horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, Old West Maze, giant backyard games and more.
October 1-2 & 8-9, 2016 | 11am-3pm
Pick-your-own heirloom squash and pumpkin patch plus an opportunity to learn more about heirloom squash.
Boo at the Zoo
October 22, 2016 | 10am-5pm
Red River Zoo
Trick-or-treating at the zoo plus other kids activities.
Trick or Treat Wish Walk
October 29, 2016 | 11am-3pm
Participating businesses will have treats for the kids, shopping for adults and surprises for the whole family.
October 31, 2016 | 4pm-8pm
Moorhead Center Mall
Trick-or-treating at the mall with other activities including pumpkin painting, spook house and more.
October 31, 2016 | 5:30pm-8:30pm
West Acres Mall
Bring the whole family to the mall for a night of Halloween festivities including trick-or-treating, balloon animals, family photos and more.
HAUNTED FARMS, CORN MAZES, ETC.
Acres of Terror
Fridays & Saturdays through October 31, 2016 | Dusk-Midnight
A haunting experience awaits as you find your way through a corn field and take a bus ride to an old schoolhouse.
Haunted Corn Maze
Fridays & Saturdays through October 29, 2016 | Dusk-Midnight (no entry after 11pm)
A corn maze with screams around every turn.
Fridays & Saturdays September 30-October 8, 2016 | 7pm-11pm
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays October 13-29, 2016 | 7pm-11pm
Sunday & Monday October 30-31, 2016 | 7pm-11pm
This attraction includes a variety of experiences – Haunted House, Haunted Woods, Insane Clown Room, Dark Maze and more.