Fall events Fargo

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

Artsy Fartsy 

Once the weather starts cooling down, snuggling up with a fun craft is never a bad idea. Check out these great events that bring together local artists and the community to show what the area has to offer!

Junk Market

September 21st-23rd
Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Shop for furniture, vintage decor, re-purposed items and more! See how our local artists turned what others may have thought of as “junk” into beautiful items.

NoMo Farmers Market

September 30th
Junkyard Brewing Company

The final NoMo (North Moorhead) Farmers Market of the year will also be taking place this Fall. Partnering with Ugly Food of the North, Junkyard Brewing Company brings you vendors from within a 150 mile radius of Moorhead, MN to provide fresh local and seasonal products produced right here in the area!

FM Studio Crawl

October 6-7
Throughout Fargo & Moorhead

Put on the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists, this two-day Studio Crawl artists open up their doors to the public so they can see what they’re working on! Artists will demonstrate their craft and talk about what they are working so hard on to make the world a prettier place.

Corks & Canvas

October 11th
Downtown Fargo

The last Corks and Canvas of the season will take place on October 11th. Wander through each of the participating shops and try a glass of wine while you shop. There will also be live art many of the stops that you’ll be able to witness and learn more about. What a great way to learn more about Fargo’s artistic culture while having a great time!

Back to School

We’re all happy to have the students back to liven up the area! Throughout the entire community, you can find passion for each of the colleges and support for what they bring to the area.


With the Fargo-Moorhead area having 3 different colleges, Homecoming doesn’t have to happen just once a year! Each University will have their own homecoming celebrations with events happening throughout. So come out and support your favorite area college and Go Bison, Go Dragons, Roll Cobb!

NDSU Homecoming
September 17th-22nd

Concordia Homecoming
September 27th-30th

MSUM Homecoming
October 6th-12th

NDSU Bison Football


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.


Fall Festival

September 15th-16th & 22nd-23rd
Rheault Farm

More celebrations for this great season, enjoy straw bale mazes, carnival games, and a pumpkin patch! You can also partake in more family fun activities like mini pumpkin decorating, barrel train rides, and face painting!

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays – September 22-October 28
Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch 

Over 20 attractions included in $8 gate admission. Spend the day taking pretty fall photos or enjoying family time with the horse carriage rides, corn maze, barrel rides and more!

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays – September 22-October 28
Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch

Another amazingly beautiful pumpkin patch just outside of our backyard. The Buffalo River Pumkin 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.

Canoe Parade

September 23rd
Viking Ship Park

Dress up your canoe and embrace the river that makes Fargo-Moorhead unique. If you don’t have a way to get on the river, no problem! Watch from shore at the viewing areas on the river trails.

Party in the Pumpkin Patch

October 6th
The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm

A Fall celebration for all! Kids will get excited over pumpkin carving, fall crafts, train ride, and more!


Paranormal Investigations at Bonanzaville


Visitors and volunteers have reported phenomena at Bonanzaville that cannot be easily explained. These tours will let you take a deep dive into what’s haunting the grounds.

Haunted Farm

Fridays & Saturdays October 5th-31st
Haunted Farm

The scariest way to celebrate Halloween in Fargo-Moorhead, the Haunted Farm creeps out even the most stoic. Enjoy the haunted house, madman morgue or killer cave; if you’re really brave, go on a bone chilling walk through the woods.

Boo at the Zoo

October 20th
Red River Zoo

Enjoy a safe trick-or-treating adventure throughout the zoo! Enjoy all things Halloween at the Red River Zoo by decorating pumpkins, watching the animals receive Halloween treats, and creating cute fall crafts!

Pumpkin Carving at the Comstock House

October 20th
Comstock House

Help decorate this historic mansion for Halloween. Register for free to participate in the pumpkin carving that will stay at the Comstock House throughout the fall season!

Food & Drink


October 6th
Old Broadway

Wiener dog races, stein competitions, and pub crawls, oh my! Fargo brings out the German Heritage in a one-day event in Downtown Fargo.

2018 Apple Harvest Festival

October 13th
Wild Terra Cider and Brewing

Come out and celebrate the key ingredient in cider: APPLES! This family (and dog) friendly event will have local food trucks, harvest games, apple peeling contests, and even a community apple pressing station to help Wild Terra create even more delicious cider!

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!