What better way to welcome the fall than by taking the kids to a pumpkin patch. It’s a family activity with something for everyone – bounce houses, pumpkins, petting zoos, great photo opps, and more! And now, no more last minute searching for a pumpkin patch. We’ve compiled thishandy guide that includes times of operation, addresses, and prices of admission. AND, this year we’ve added even more October fun with our list of local haunted houses, fall festivals, and trick or treat events.
We’ll be updating this guide as we learn of more events and attractions, so check back often!
Lattin Farms (1955 McLean Road, Fallon Toll Free: 1-866-638-6293 Local: 775-867-3750)
September 26 – November 1st
Mazes are open every Friday from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday from 10am – 8pm in October. It will also be opened 10-6 pm on October 31st and November 1st. They will have a special Moonlight Maze on October 3rd-4th, where the moonlight will help to light your way. They will be open until 8 pm both days. The maze is available by appointment or special request during the week. Adults (15 years or older)-$7, Kids (4-14 years)-$5, Under 4-Free.
Take a hayride to their pumpkin patch to find the perfect sized Jack-o-lantern for only $6.00! If you are with someone and don’t want a pumpkin, it is only $2.00 for the ride.
Kid’s Korner - A fun place for the kids to hang out with the cow train, corn box, pedal cars, Critterville, and a hay maze. Join Goats-R-Us and the 4-H Club for the annual Goat Days Saturday, October 4th from 10 am-6 pm. They will have different goat contests and Ivy the face painter will be here.
Scarecrow Factory - For three Saturday’s in October, you will be able to build your own scarecrow and take it home with you. The price is $5 a scarecrow and you are provided with everything needed to scare those kids or birds away. It is run by different organizations as a fund raiser for their group. Saturday, October 11th-Fallon Parks and Rec, Saturday, October 18th-Goats-R-Us, Saturday, October 25th-Goats-R-Us. Times are 10am – 3pm, and is first come, first serve.
Crafter’s Market – Open starting September 27th, the market will be open every Saturday in October. They will also be open on Nevada Day, October 31st. They will be several booths that have different crafts or products, as well as food vendors.
Pumpkin Tower – On Saturday, October 18th at dusk, be there to see over 200 pumpkins carved by volunteers being lit. They then have it lit every night for the rest of October.
The Corley Ranch (859 Highway 395 South, Gardnerville (775) 265-3045)
September 28th to October 27th. 11am – 5pm every day.
Pumpkin sales, Country Store, pig races, farm animals, bouncy house, hay wagon rides, and Kiddie Land. Admission cost on weekends – $6. Ages 3 – 17 and seniors $5. Ages 2 and under free. Free admission the weekends. Additional fees for train rides, pony rides, pumpkins, Giant Sling Shot, and miniature golf. They offer class field trips during the week, call to schedule Paula Corley 775-721-1047
Lazy P Farm (8280 Grass Valley Rd, Winnemucca (775)625-1194)
Every weekend in October from 10 am to 6pm on Saturday, and 11am-6pm on Sunday (Flashlight Maze Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 pm-10:30.) Two corn mazes with 6 acres of fun – one small one and one large one. Pick your own pumpkin. Petting zoo, bounce house, cow train, pedal cars, and a hay mountain to climb In addition, the “Farmers Harvest Barn of Terror” is open for those who dare (and over 6 years of age!) The attraction is open October 11, 18, 25, 30, 31 and November 1st. 6:30 pm-10:30 pm.
The Flashlight Maze hours run from 6:30pm to 10:30pm with last tickets sold one hour before closing. The Flashlight Maze is open October 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30-Nov 1. All other event activities are closed during the Flashlight Maze except for the Farmer’s Harvest Haunted Attraction, on October 11, 18, 25, 30-Nov. 1 .
Andelin Family Farm (8100 Pyramid Hwy Spanish Springs, about 1/2 mile north of Lazy 5 Park/Spanish Springs Library)
Opens September 27th – (Pumpkin patch – Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 3pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.) (Corn Maze - Tuesday to Thursday 3pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.) (Extended hours the week of October 6th to 11th during the School Break: Pumpkin Patch: Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm, Corn Maze: Monday through Saturday 10am to 10pm.) (Haunted Corn Maze - October 17, 18, 23,24,25,30,31 and November 1, 8pm to 10pm.) Pick your own pumpkin, try out some lassoing, go through the hay bale maze for kids, ride some pedal cars, take your picture at some of their funny photo boards, meet some farm animals, and visit the “Art Barn.” Included in the corn maze is an exciting new game called Farm Scene Investigation (FSI). Farmer Joe is missing! Who Dunnit? In the FSI game you follow the clues to help solve the mystery. *Look for their special events on our calendar.
The Pumpkin Patch admission price for 2013 is $6.00 per person. Babies under one year of age are free. This includes all Barnyard Activities, the Art Barn, Kids Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Fun Track and visiting the animals. You can buy the pumpkins from our market (which is located near the chickens before the entrance) without paying an admission for the activities. Otherwise, if you pay an admission (which includes all barnyard activities, and seeing the animals) you will be able to pick your pumpkin right from the patch!
Toll House Pumpkin Patch (12185 S. Virginia Street, Reno (503)391-0868 )
October 1 – 31st, Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rides close at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with rides closing at 8 p.m. Many on-site activities including, a haunted house, climbing wall, face painting, dragon bouncer, caterpillar crawl obstacle course, maze, pumpkin bouncer, petting zoo, pony rides, a hay pyramid to climb, mini ATV’s, and a kiddie train. Come shop for your perfect pumpkin and let the kids play in our fall harvest setting. This year we are offering a book of 22 tickets for $20. Individual tickets are $1 with ticket amounts varying for different rides.
They can deliver large quantities of pumpkins to your location, if you are having a Halloween or Fall event and need many pumpkins for a giveaway, contest, or decorations. They also offer a party decorations package which you can purchase or rent.
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Halloween Trains to the Pumpkin Patch Virginia City Depot (166 F Street, Virginia City (775)847-0380)
October 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th - 11:20, 1:20 and 3pm departures. Ride the Pumpkin Train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your own! (Pumpkin included in ticket price.) Trains will depart from the Virginia City depot (166 F Street, Virginia City) and will go to Gold Hill and back. Tickets can be purchased before departure at the depot. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and children under 5 years of age, $6.
Ferrari Farms (4701 Mill St., Reno (775) 856-4962)
September 27th – October 31st, 2014 September 29th through October 31st. Sunday through Thursday- 9:30am – 8pm, Friday through Saturday – 9:30am – 10pm. In addition to a large pumpkin patch, there is a corn maze, bounce house, mechanical bull, hay rides, and farm animals. Corn maze – $5 per person. Bounce house – $2 per child. Mechanical bull – $5 per person, Hay ride – $3 per person or $10 for a family of 5.
PumpkinPalooza - benefiting the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living (Victorian Square, Sparks, 353-3599)
October 26th ( 11am – 5pm) Something for everyone of all ages, with events occurring throughout the day. There is a Pumpkin Seeed Spitting Contest, Mummy Wrapping Contest, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest Huff and Puff Cup Racing Game, Balloon Pop Game, Marshmallow Shooting Range, and, their always popular, Pumpkin Derby. If you’d like to participate in any of these contests, please sign up that day at the activities stage. To compete in the Pumpkin Derby, go to their website, fill out this simple form and bring it the race with your $10 registration fee (per racer)!
Zomboo, the World’s Best Horror Movie Host, has been selected as the marshall of this year’s Halloween parade. Be prepared to show off your Halloween finery during the Children’s Costume Parade, taking place on Sunday, October 26 in downtown Sparks!
Bring your kids to the Glendale Schoolhouse (being haunted for the occasion) for some scary stories, especially selected for PumpkinPalooza! Storytelling will being at 11:00am and go throughout the day.
Plus, carnival games, fortune telling, and live music (the Noteables, and Reno Rock Camp among others.)
Nevada Humane Society Safe Trick-or-Treating (2825 Longley Ln, Reno. (775) 856-2000)
October 31st, 4pm – 6;30pm. Bring the family to Nevada Humane Society on October 31 from 4:00 to 6:30pm for Safe Trick-or-Treating with lots of free treats for kids in costume! With spooky music and décor the whole family will have fun visiting with pets and people in Halloween costumes—you can even adopt a four-legged goblin! It’s safe fun for the whole family and a great way to celebrate Halloween with homeless pets. For more details, contact Nevada Humane Society at 775-856-2000
Great May Center Pumpkin Walk (Wilbur D. May Center, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra, Reno)
October 18th, 5pm – 8pm. Bring the whole family for an evening stroll through the May Museum and Arboretum. 500 amazingly carved pumpkins will be lit and on display along the path. Kids can trick-or-treat along the way with costumed volunteers. Cost: $5.00 per person. Avoid the lines –Pre-sale tickets available for purchase at the museum. *This event is stroller friendly and not-too-spooky! Please note that sunset is at 6:16 pm so families with young children who may be scared of the dark will want to come earlier in the evening.
Community Harvest Party at Idlewild Park (Idlewild Park, Reno. (773)323-7141 )
October 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. This free Harvest Festival is for kids preschool thru 6th grade. There will be games, prizes, bounce houses and lots of candy. This event is free and open to everyone. If you choose, please bring a can of food for our food drive. Sponsored by The Bridge Church and the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum (National Automobile Museum, 10 South Lake Street, Reno. (775) 333-9300)
October 31st from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Stay warm while your goblins, princesses and action heroes collect their treats, enjoy a book walk, magic show and games specifically for youngsters. While the children play games and collect candy at stations throughout the museum, parents will be able to enjoy more than 200 cars and authentic street scenes with facades, cars and artifacts. Featuring, in the Museum’s theater, Justin Meitz - Reno’s premier magician and author of the children’s book “The Amazing Alexander.” Special admission: $2 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Trunk or Treat in Comstock Park (1650 Carat Dr., Reno (775)284-4673)
October 31st from 5 pm to 7 pm. At this free event, children can celebrate in a fun and safe environment. Come dressed in costume and travel from trunk to trunk and get all the candy your bags can handle. Each car trunk will be decorated and have a game for kids to play. Sponsored by Hope Community.
North Valleys Halloween Parade (North Valleys Library, 1075 North Hills Boulevard, #340. (775)972-0281. )
October 29th at 5pm. Wear your costumes and join them for their annual Trick or Treating Parade. They will be Trick or Treating throughout the North Hills Shopping Center.
Trick-or-Treat at Spanish Springs Library (7100A Pyramid Lake Hwy, Sparks. (775)424-1800.
October 27th between 10am and 6pm. Wear your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat anytime Monday, October 27 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Spanish Springs Library!
Trunk or Treat at Jump N Shout (8543 White Fir St Unit D2, Reno. (775) 787-2438 )
October 25th – Open Gym 5pm, Trick or Treating – 6pm. Join them for a fun, free, friendly evening of Trunk or Treat at Jump N Shout. On October 25th, Jump N Shout is hosting a Free Open Play and trunk or treat! All participants are FREE! However, you MUST RSVP for this event so they can ensure enough candy at each spot. Call 775-787-2438 with your last name and the number of children attending. Pizza and drinks will be sold during the event as well and all proceeds benefit the competitive programs and special needs programs at Jump N Shout.
South Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Safe Halloween and Haunted House (Washoe Valley Station 227 and Community Center – 3010 Lakeshore Blvd, Reno)
October 24th and 25th from 5pm to 9pm. The South Valley Volunteer Fire Department is very excited to bring back their Safe Halloween and Haunted House. Join them for some community safe family fun. There will be games, food, and the Haunted House. Entrance to the haunted house is $2.00 per person, and game tickets are 25 cents each, or five for $1. Food varies in prices.
Outlets in Sparks Safe Trick or Treat (1310 Scheels Drive, Sparks (775) 358-3800 )
October 31st from 5pm – 7pm. Games and activities for the kids and free candy.
The Discovery Museum’s Annual Trick-or-Treat (490 S. Center Street, Reno (775)786-1000)
October 25th, members-only: 5:30 – 6:30pm and general admission: 6:30 – 9:30pm. Celebrate Halloween with a visit to the museum for The Discovery’s 4th Annual Trick or Treat! Visit the museum in costume and trick or treat from gallery to gallery. There’ll be clever Halloween-themed art projects, spooky science demos and delicious treats for everyone. Admission is $2 member children and adults, and $3 nonmember children and adults (Under age 1 free.)
Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada Fall Celebration Trick or Treat (813 N. Carson St, Carson City (775)884-2226 )
October 30 from 5pm – 7pm. Trick or Treat at the Children’s Museum. Bring the whole family for a fun & safe evening. They will also have fall crafts for kids to participate in. Remember, you never know who’s watching from behind the Halloween doors!! Kids…please come in costume! Admission is $5.00 per person.
4th Annual Halloween Photo Fundraiser at Johnstone Studios (720 Tahoe St, Suite A, Reno (775)722-8647 )
October 31st from 9am – 3pm. Join them for their 4tha Annual Halloween Photo Fundraiser for the SPCA. Bring your children or pets in costume with your donation for the SPCA to their studio to receive your complimentary Halloween themed 5×7 print. Their photography studio will be transformed into a fun Halloween set perfect for capturing your little fairies and goblins. Drop by their studio between 9am-3pm October 31, 2014 it is first come first serve so get there early! There will be a raffle with great prizes from local Reno businesses – Tickets are $5 each OR $20 for 5 tickets. All proceeds from the event go directly to the SPCA of Northern Nevada to assist in finding pets their forever home. Some great donation ideas for the SPCA include: sturdy dog leashes, dog and cat treats and collars, Kong dog toys, cases of sponges, new towels, or cases of bleach. Your donation must have a minimum value of $20.
Carson City’s 22nd Annual Ghost Walk “Mini” Waif Tours (depart from 3rd & Carson Street behind the St. Charles Hotel, Carson City (775)348-6279 )
October 18th with tours leaving every 1/2 hour beginning at 10am and ending at 2:30pm. The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully entertaining and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories and meet characters along the tour. Their new 50-minute “Mini” Waif Walk through downtown is created especially for kids and families enjoying a shorter walking path. Costumes are welcome and there will be old-fashioned trick or treating and two home tours. These are both spirit lead, guided walking tours of the downtown district’s west side historic homes and businesses. There will be photo opportunities, tables, psychics and Ghost Walk merchandise for sale so you may want to get there early. Tickets $9 for children under 12, $12 for general admission.
Frightmare Reno (Victorian Square – 1250 Victorian Ave, Sparks (775)391-8284 )
October 2nd – 31st. Every Thursday – Sunday night opens at 7 PM. Also open Halloween night. Frightmare is Northern Nevada’s Largest Haunted event. Frightmare has the following attractions: Evil Clown Town, Zombie Farm House, Black Hole, and the Frightmare Maze. (*May not be appropriate for young children.)
Kingdom of Horrors (515 E 7th St, Reno (775)682-0998 )
October 8th – November 1st from 7pm – 11pm (Check their website for dates of operation.) All new and improved this year with scares that are sure to terrify one and all! Enter if you dare and see if you can make it through all 26 rooms of horror! $12 Admission; Skip The Line Pass $15 Ticket good for one admission to Kingdom of Horrors during regular hours. (*May not be appropriate for young children.)
Slaughterhouse 2014 (Aces Ballpark, 250 Evans Ave, Reno. (877)767-2279 )
October 3rd – November 2nd. (Thursday – Saturday 7pm – 11pm, Sunday – 5pm – 9pm) This year their haunted house is undergoing a full redesign from previous years as they set out to entertain thousands of eager customers with new, never seen before rooms, custom scares, and terrifying scenes that had our guests running for the door. (*May not be appropriate for young children.)