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!


September events in Fargo

All month long

Paranormal Investigations at Bonanzaville

Bonanzaville, USA | 1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo

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.

Red River Market

Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
63 5th St 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.

September 7

Apple Harvest Festival

Wild Terra Cider & Brewing | 6 12th St N, Fargo

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!

September 10-12

Big Iron Farm Show

Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo

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.

September 11 & 12

We Will Rock You: The Musical by QUEEN & Ben Elton

Bluestem Amphitheater | 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock n’ roll has died.

September 12

Corks & Canvas

Downtown Fargo

The last Corks and Canvas of the season will take place on September 12. Wander through each of the participating shops, view works by talented regional artists and musicians, and try a glass of wine while you shop.

September 14

German Kulturfest

Hjemkomst Center | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Styled after the many Volkfests celebrations held annually throughout Germany, German Kulturfest offers a full day of food, drink, and entertainment in an effort to preserve and share a prominent piece of the regions local history and heritage.

Fall Vintage Market

Wild Terra Cider & Brewing | 6 12th St N, Fargo

Peruse the area’s best vintage clothing at the second vintage market of the season while sipping on regionally-made ciders, listening to live music, and eating food truck bites.

DrekkerFest

Drekker Brewhalla | 1666 1st Ave N, Fargo

The 5th DrekkerFest is here! Expect Games-to-Go bouncy houses, plenty of food from local vendors, tattoos, axe throwing, face painting, an art show by local artist Punchgut, carnival games, new beers, and a concert with Red Fang and the Stovepipes.

I Am King: The Michael Jackson Experience

Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo

MJ fans, this one’s for you. I Am King takes the audience on a musical and visual journey into the world of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, complete with renditions of Jackson’s biggest hits.

September 18-21

LGBT Film Festival

Fargo Theatre | 314 Broadway N, Fargo

The Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival seeks to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender lived experience through the visions of innovative film and video makers. 

September 19

Folkways Night Bazaar

Red River Market | 63 5th St N, Fargo

Like the evening bazaars of southeast Asia, visitors can shop for art, trinkets, crystals and handmade goods from local artisans at the Night Bazaar. Street food will be available from food vendors including the new Suna’s Egyptian Eatery food truck.

September 20-22

The Market by Eco Chic

Red River Valley Fairgrounds | 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo

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

September 21 & 22

Fall in Fargo Festival

Rheault Farm | 2902 25th St S, Fargo

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!

September 21-23

West Fargo West Fest

Downtown West Fargo

Three days of celebrating Fargo’s sister city, West Fargo, with a craft fair, family fun, softball tournament, pancake feed, parade, and more.

September 28

Octobrewfest

Downtown Fargo

Work your way through Downtown Fargo, stopping at each beer “haus” and grabbing a different German brew during Octobrewfest. Other events includes a brat eating contest, stein hoisting competition, keg rolling, costume contest, das boot competition, and a bier ring toss.

September 28 & 29

Fall in Fargo Festival

Rheault Farm | 2902 25th St S, Fargo

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!

September 29

Canoe Parade

Viking Ship Park | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

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 the Canoe Parade from shore at the viewing areas on the river trails.

DATES TBD

NoMo Farmers Market

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!

October events in Fargo

All month long

Haunted Farm

Fridays & Saturdays
Haunted Farm | 1947 130th Ave S, Moorhead

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.

Red River Market

Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
63 5th St 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.

October 5 & 6

FM Studio Crawl

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.

Crossroads Contest Powwow

Scheels Arena | 5225 31st Ave S, Fargo

Showcasing championship level native singing and dancing, this is the region’s premiere contest powwow event, attracting competitors from all over the United States & Canada. The powwow also features traditional craft vendors and wonderful indigenous foods.

October 19

Boo at the Zoo

Red River Zoo | 4255 23rd Ave S

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!

October 25 & 26

The Big One

FARGODOME | 1800 N University Dr, Fargo

Shop 300+ booths filled with handmade home décor, furniture, candles, jewelry, framed art, photography, upcycled/repurposed items, soaps, lotions and other homemade bath and body products, baked goods, and so much more at this huge arts and crafts fair.

October 30

Celine Dion Courage World Tour

FARGODOME | 1800 N University Dr, Fargo

The pop superstar makes her way through Fargo during her surprise world tour after 10 years of residency in Las Vegas.

Throughout the fall

Homecomings

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. Go Bison, Go Dragons, and Roll Cobb!

MSUM Homecoming
September 29-October 5

NDSU Homecoming
October 7-12

Concordia Homecoming
October 10-13

NDSU Bison Football

September-November 
FARGODOME

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.

September 21 – October 27

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch | 7414 40th Ave N, Fargo

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
Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch | 14447 Hwy 10, Glyndon, MN

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.


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!