Happy Fall, y'all! As far as weather goes, October can be a tricky (no pun intended) month here in our great state of North Dakota. One would expect to see leaves of all colors on the ground while breathing in crisp, 50 degree days. Throw a little football in there and it’s the best time of year. Well, it’s a bit of a different scene looking out of our office window today. Thick flurries are currently coating the colorful leaves amongst a 4-day long gloomy overcast. But, as North Dakota weather will have it, this too shall pass.


Bearing this in mind, it’s important to get in all of the October events while we can; being careful to time it out depending on the Mother Nature’s mood on a given day. That part, we’ll leave up to you. Otherwise, pick and choose the family friendly events you’d like to take part in!

Corks & Canvas 


Celebrate art during the last Corks & Canvas event of the season with a glass of wine! Wandering through participating shops in Downtown Fargo and check out some local art, as well as live art stops!

Cost: $25

Time: October 11th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lil Bitz Pumpkin Patch


Did someone say horse carriage rides? Bring the family (and the camera) to this awesome attraction located right in Fargo! Enjoy corn mazes, barrel rides, carriage rides, and pumpkin pickin’ until closing day on October 28th.

Cost $8

Time: Check out time, date, and place here

Haunted Farm


Warning: not for the faint of heart! If you’re anything like me, you may not handle “spooks” very well. And this haunted farm is just that – spooky. This farm has been haunting the community for over 20 years, and they do it well. Only open on Fridays and Saturdays, mark your calendars for energetic haunted attractions, and hair-raising experiences at the farm!

Cost $20

Time: Check out time, date, and place here

Boo at the Zoo


Bring your kiddos to trick-or-treat in one of the coolest spots in town: the Red River Zoo! Enjoy decorating pumpkins, feeding animals treats, and crafting some fall goodies while rockin’ your costumes.

Check out this link for more information! 

Pumpkin Carving at the Comstock House


Help decorate this historic mansion located on beautiful 8th street by carving pumpkins! For those who do carve, you’ll get free admission and a tour! Check it out!

Cost: Free

Time: Check out time, date, and place here

2018 Apple Harvest Festival


Dog friendly event for the win! Bring your family and furry friends to Wild Terra to enjoy food trucks, harvest games, apple peeling contests, and more at Wild Terra Cider and Brewing!

Cost: Free

Time: Check out time, date, and place here

If you’re ever in search of more fun places to visit or events to take part in, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau is an excellent resource to stay in the loop! Get out and get involved before the inevitable snow hits, and enjoy Fall! Cheers!