Fall in Fargo-Moorhead

The fall-colored leaves are mostly off the trees and the air is a little crisper in Fargo-Moorhead these days. You might start to think about nice warm sweaters, apple cider, pumpkins….and Halloween. This coming weekend is “Halloween weekend” and the F-M area has a variety of activities and events to celebrate the season.

Here are a few ideas…

1.) Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch
What:
Petting zoo, horse-drawn rides, pumpkin patch, game area, straw maze, Old McDonald barrel cars & more
When: October 26-28; Friday 3-6pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
Where: 1447 Hwy 10, Glyndon
Cost: Gate fee $4/person; children age 1 and under free; horse-drawn rides, animal barn, and barrel car rides require    additional tickets

 

2.) Pumpkin Patch (Dakota Carriage)
What:
Pumpkin patch, horse-drawn rides, petting zoo, bale maze, corn maze, barrel trail rides, mini golf, cow milking,  campfire, ghost walk through the woods, house of mirrors
When:
October 27-28; Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm
Where:
7414 40th Ave N, Fargo
Cost:
Gate admission $9 (includes a pumpkin); $6 (without a pumpkin); children age 1 and under are free

3.) Boo at the Zoo
What: Trick-or-treat through the zoo, creepy crawly critter cart, cockroach races, costume contest, pumpkin carving & more
When:
Saturday, October 27 10am-5pm
Where:
Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo
Cost: Regular admission–Members & children under age 2: FREE;  Children ages 2-14: $5.75;  Adults: $8.75;  Seniors: $7.75

4.) Not Too Scary Haunted House (Yunker Farm)
What:
A haunted house that’s not too scary, creepy crafts, “cranky” critters & more
When:
Saturday, October 27 10am-5pm
Where:
Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave N, Fargo
Cost:
$5/person;  Members: FREE

5.) Trio of Terror
What:
Haunted Farm, Extreme Scream & Haunted Corn Maze
When:
Haunted Farm: October 25-31 7-11pm;  Extreme Scream: October 26-27 7-midnight, October 28 7-10pm;  Haunted Corn Maze: October 25-28 7-11pm
Where: Haunted Farm: 10 miles S of Moorhead, MN on Hwy 75;  Extreme Scream: 158 80th St S, Glyndon, MN;  Haunted Corn Maze: 12747 3rd St S, Moorhead, MN
See interactive map
Cost: $33 for all 3 attractions;  may also pay per attraction if you do not visit all 3;  see attraction websites for coupons

Whether you’re looking for a good scare or just a way to get outside and enjoy autumn, you have a few options to choose from…and now you can get back to doing last-minute research on costume ideas! :)