Fall events in 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!

Fargo events throughout 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 and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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!

MSUM Homecoming: September 27 – October 3
Concordia Homecoming: October 1-3
NDSU Homecoming: October 7-12

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 18 – October 31
7414 40th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 282-9392

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

September 25 – October 31
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.

Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

September 17 – October 31
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 Thursdays-Sundays while the pumpkin patch will be open during weekends. Tickets are now available, so plan your outing.

September Events in Fargo

Greater Moorhead Days

September 9-18
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, and an Excursion on the Red River, the popular Medallion Hunt and so much more!

The Avett Brothers at Bluestem

September 12
Bluestem Amphitheater | 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead | (701) 298-0071

This American folk-rock band plays an all-ages show in Moorhead this fall.

Big Iron Farm Show

September 14-16
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.

Live + Local Concert Series

September 16
Plains Art Museum | 704 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 241-1570

For the last event in the series, join us on the street outside of the Plains Art Museum and experience the art scene of Fargo-Moorhead while listening to Heart & Soul with Hiahli. Plains Art will be open to check out their exhibits, Honeysuckle Hooping will be performing to showcase hula hooping as an art form, and you can leave your own masterpiece on the pavement in their chalk zone.

Night Bazaar

September 17
Broadway Square | 213 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 551-5898

Enjoy an evening of food, music, art, and live performance at Folkway’s Night Bazaar. Shop from local artists, makers, and vintage shops. Grab a drink or dinner from food trucks and carts.

Fall in Fargo

September 18-19, 25-26
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.

Canoe Parade

September 19
Viking Ship Park | 202 1st Ave S, Moorhead
RiverHaven Events Center | 700 1st Ave N, Moorhead
Riverfront Park | 210 8th St N, Moorhead

Fargo-Moorhead’s largest (and only) aquatic parade! Watch from the viewing areas or hop into the parade with your decorated canoe or kayak.

NEEDTOBREATHE with Switchfoot & The New Respects

September 23
Bluestem Amphitheater | 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead | (701) 298-0071

This American Christian rock band stops by on their Into The Mystery Tour.

Junk Market

September 24-25
Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, Fargo | (701) 282-2200

A seasonal vendor show created by Eco Chic and continued through vendors to bring you the region’s best vintage, modern, and handmade sellers.

Fargo Marathon

September 20-25
FARGODOME | 1800 N University Dr, Fargo | (701) 241-9100

This week-long celebration of running has an event for everyone, from the Friday Night 5K, to the Marathon, and everything in between (including a Youth Run)!

Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo

September 24-25
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 (RIIE).

October events in Fargo

FM Studio Crawl

October 2 & 3
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.


October 2
Downtown Fargo | Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 241-1570

This family-friendly event features Oktoberfest beer and fun activities. For adults, enjoy stein hoisting, keg races, and brat eating contests. For children, take a ride on the barrel train, visit the petting zoo, and enjoy crafts.

TEDx Fargo

October 7
Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo

This year, TEDxFargo is focused on the theme of Beyond. This evening event will feature speakers and performers that will take the stage to share their ideas.

The Big One

October 15-16
The FargoDome | 1800 N University Dr, Fargo |(701) 241-9100

The 33rd 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.

Boo at the Zoo

October 16, 23, 30
Red River Zoo | 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 277-9240

Boo at the Zoo returns with three spooktacular dates for 2021. Bring your little ghosts and goblins for trick or treating throughout the Zoo!

Fargo-Moorhead Halloween Run

October 29-30
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 Friday Fright Night 5k, the Saturday morning “Trick or Treat” to your choice of a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon.

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!