Can you believe Halloween is only a month away? I’ve done a list for THE BEST Christmas Events in Las Vegas for families, and recently I was asked by a couple of local Las Vegas readers to share my list of fun things to do for the Fall/Halloween season.
There is SO much to do in Las Vegas, and even more if you want to venture out for the day or weekend. In fact we don’t just celebrate Halloween in our home, we spend October going to all the different events and celebrating fall and family!
Please enjoy these local Las Vegas Fall Fun and Halloween Events for families! I’ve even included a few day/weekend trip ideas as well!
Harvest Days at Tule Springs:
Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center presents Harvest Days! Tule Springs was once a real working ranch, now turned historic park. Celebrate Fall with a full line-up of family events including horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and ranch games!
Address: Tule Springs (Floyd Lamb State Park) 9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Cost: $15 per person or $10 per person (no pumpkin). Children under 2 FREE. $6 Car City Park Fee.
Hours/Dates of Operation: October 3-30. Weekdays 2-5pm Weekends 10am-5pm.
Local Tip: Be sure you are wearing closed toed shoes to participate in barnyard/horse activities.
Old Nevada Days at Tule Springs:
This free event is the largest Trunk-Or-Treat in Las Vegas! Bring the whole family for a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, Horse-Drawn Carriage rides and of course trunk-or-treating! One of the Nevada 150 signature events celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday!
Address: Tule Springs 7222 West Grand Teton Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 89131 THE FARM
Cost: FREE/ $6 Car City Park Fee.
Hours/Dates of Operation: October 31st. 1-4pm.
Local Tip: Don’t forget your bag/bucket for collecting treats!
The Farm Fall Festival:
Known for their Farm Fresh Eggs, the Farm knows how to through a fall festival! From hay bale mazes, hay rides, train ride, and lots of animals there is plenty to do and see! Additionally there will be carving contests, pies, in season fruits/veggies, local honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, pumpkin chips, candied apples, and Bar-B-Que!
Address: The Farm 7222 West Grand Teton Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 89131 702-982-8000
Cost: $5 Adults/$2 Children
Hours/Dates of Operation: Oct. 17-19, Oct 24-26, Oct 30 & 31st. 9am-7pm
Local Tip: Don’t forget the farm free eggs! Also bring quarters to feed the animals!
HallOVeen at The Magical Forest:
Throughout October, the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village will be hosting spooky and fun for Las Vegas families! Visitors can look forward to nightly parades, crafts, movies, Spookly the Square Pumpkin Storytelling Fridays, Scary-oke Saturdays, the candy cabin, and Magical Midway. Please call 702-880-4089 for more information about HallOVeen.
Address: HallOVeen at the Magical Forest is located at 6300 W. Oakey Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89146
Cost: Child/Adult General Admission $9/$11 Child/Adult Passport $18/$20
Hours/Dates of Operation: October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and 30-31 from 6:00 to 10:00p.m
Local Tip: GO EARLY! This event like the Holiday one gets crowded later in the season.
Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve:
Las Vegas can look forward to several weekends of Spook-tacular fun at the annual Haunted Harvest hosted by Springs Preserve! I’ve taken my son here on 3 previous occasions and we’ve always had a great time.
The family-friendly event features a haunted hay maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo, live entertainment from Mad Science and Halloween High’s Monster Bash, and much more! For an additional $3 for members and $5 for non-members, guests can take a “haunted” train ride down our trails! Visit www.springspreserve.org for more information.
Address: Haunted Harvest is located in the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 822-7700
Cost: $6 Free for children under 4 years of age. Tickets can be purchased in advance online as well for an extra $1 convenience fee.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Local Tip: GO EARLY! I like to go the first weekend to avoid the crowds. Also know that several of the planned activities/crafts are geared towards ages 3/4+
Halloween Express in Boulder City:
My family had SO much fun at this event last year! Located about 45 minutes outside of Las Vegas in Boulder City is the Nevada Southern Railway. They have events geared towards families all year long and Halloween is no exception! Train will be decorated for Halloween. The 7½” gauge trains “steamers” will be running and providing free rides! My son LOVES the steamers! The model railroad car will be open! This year they will also be adding a pumpkin patch!
Address: Halloween Express is located in Boulder City, 600 Yucca Street Boulder City, Nevada 89005 702-486-5933
Cost: Children in costume can ride for free! Members with annual pass are free! Adults $10 However, they do have a dollar off coupon on their webpage!
Hours/Dates of Operation: Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26 10 AM 11:30 AM 1 PM and 2:30 PM
Local Tip: The Steamers are free to ride, but they do accept donations. Stop at the World Famous Coffee Cup as featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! They are only open 6am-2pm.
The Great Pumpkin Parrot Festival:
The Great Pumpkin Parrot Festival is an annual fall event with tons of fun activities for the entire family! This year’s event looks to be the biggest and best ever with a costume contest, animal presentations, trick -or- treating, pumpkins galore, and much, much more! And check out this adorable craft for the kids:
Address: The Great Pumpkin Parrot Festival is located at the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, 8103 Racel St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
Cost: $4 Adults/$2 Children (2-12) FREE for children under 2 & active duty Military with ID.
Hours/Dates of Operation: October 25th 10am-3pm.
Local Tip: Join the Facebook Event page for more details as the event gets closer.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Gilcrease Pumpkin Patch:
Growing up in Las Vegas children may never see a real pumpkin patch, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Gilcrease orchard has pumpkins you can pick and take home right off the vine! Pumpkins cost $.50 per pound. With sixty acres of land, they also have several other seasonal fruits and vegetables you can pick and buy! Cash, credit, and debit are all accepted.
Address: Gilcrease Orchard, 7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Cost: Fruit/Veggies are mostly $$ based on weight. Check their webpage for more detail.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 7am-2pm now until Oct 31st.
Local Tip: Don’t delay in your picking though! Once they are gone, they are gone! Also, make sure you buy the Apple Cider – it’s amazing!
McKee Ranch & Pumpkin Patch:
Celebrate Fall on McKee Ranch during the whole month of October and enjoy some old fashioned farm fun! McKee Ranch boasts a comfortable country atmosphere with lots of trees, shade, red barn, grass pastures, an array of animals, goats, games, chickens, and horses! This was the first Halloween event we took our sweet little K to when he was a baby! Despite this picture he had a great time!
Bring carrots and crackers to feed to the animals and enjoy free hay rides! PLUS they will be offering Pumpkin Patch Portraits. No sitting fee – Next day pictures $14.99!
Address: McKee Ranch, 8982 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 361-9606
Cost: $20 Per Family (Includes 1 Pumpkin)
Hours/Dates of Operation: Oct. 1-31st. Weekdays 4-8pm. Weekends 12-8pm.
Local Tip: Bring a can or two of food for the Las Vegas rescue mission and get a free sweet treat! Be sure to reach out to them for group discounts as well!
Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Lots:
This is my 5 year old’s favorite place to go to during the Fall season. In fact he saw them building it a few days ago and hasn’t stopped asking to go! With locations all across the Las Vegas valley, chances are there is one near you! Stu Miller’s has pumpkins of all sizes, gourds galore, bungee jump, mechanical rides, games, petting zoo, a giant inflatable slide and other inflatables! The pumpkins are trucked in from local growers in Nevada and California.
Address: Various Locations around the Vegas Valley – Check HERE for one near you!
Cost: Free to enter. Pumpkins prices vary. Mini pumpkins are $.99. The rest are based on weight from a few $$ to $77 for a 130-140lb pumpkin! Rides require tickets. Tickets cost: $1 per ticket, $19 for 20 tickets, or $36 for 40 tickets. Food is also available for purchase.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Oct. 1-31st. Weekdays 11am-9pm. Weekends 9am-9pm.
Local Tip: Go during the week if you can! No lines & No wait! They also offer group discounts and field trip discounts.
Outside Las Vegas!
Fall Festival at Mt. Charleston:
Head up to the forest to celebrate the changing of seasons! Mt. Charleston is located about 16 minutes up the mountain just off HWY 95. This year they are celebrating fall with a free event! The whole family can enjoy s’mores, music, activities, guided fall color walks, meet Smokey the Bear, and campfire programs! Check out www.gomtcharleston.com for more details! Food & Raffle tickets will be available for purchase! This is a great fundraising event for a fun escape in our own backyard!
Address: Mt. Charleston, Lee Canyon Road/NV 156 702-872-5486
Cost: Free. Food & Raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
Hours/Dates of Operation: October 11, 1-5pm.
Local Tip: Bring a sweatshirt. It’s quite a bit cooler on the mountain that in the city!
HalloweenTime At Disneyland:
As if Disneyland wasn’t magical enough, going for a visit during Halloween time is something your whole family will love. We went two years ago before Baby D joined our family and I still remember it like were were there last weekend. The decorations, food, and characters are all in Halloween theme, and Mickey’s Halloween Party must not be missed! Ticket cost includes admission to the part 3 hours prior to start time. Once the party starts the park is closed to only ticket holders. This means shorter lines and more fun!
Read all about our Disneyland Halloween Fun and Adventures! Then head over to the Disneyland website to see all the new and fun events they have planned and to buy your tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party!
Address: Disneyland 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 781-4636
Cost: Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets $63 for ages 3+
Hours/Dates of Operation: Select dates now through October 31st (Check for ticket availability– several dates are already sold out.)
Local Tip: Make sure younger children have naps before Mickey’s Halloween party so they can enjoy and stay at the park for the full time! Don’t forget to take advantage of the 3 hour prior to party time admission.
October Fun Fest at Murray Family Farms:
If you want to escape Las Vegas for the day you can take the 4 hour drive to Bakersfield California and Murray Family Farms for October Fun Fest. From now until October 31st you can enjoy everyday fun which includes a pumpkin patch, giant corn maze, hay rides, animal garden, duck races and so much more!
Address: Murray Family Farms, 6700 General Beale Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 330-0100
Cost: Children 3 and under are FREE. Monday – Friday $7.99 Saturday & Sunday $11.99
Hours/Dates of Operation: Open everyday until Oct 31st. Monday-Friday 12-6pm. Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm.
Local Tip: I don’t have one! I haven’t been yet! Let me know if you have one to share/add!
Whew! It’s official. There is NO way you can’t say there is nothing for families to do in Las Vegas to celebrate Fall/Halloween!
Am I missing something? Let me know in the comments below!
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