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Fall Events and Activities in Northern Nevada

Can you believe it’s fall? What a crazy 2020 it has been! None the less, fall is still our favorite time of year and we love the activities that come with it. We have put together this list of fall events and activities and events for you to enjoy fall to the fullest!

Fall Events, Activities, and More

From pumpkin patches to the animal ark, we are sharing 8 ideas for you to do this fall.

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Visit A Pumpkin Patch 

Can you even let fall pass without a trip or two to a pumpkin patch?  See our complete guide of local pumpkin patches and let us know which patch is your favorite! Some of our favorite activities at the farms include:

  • Picking out Pumpkins
  • Hayrides
  • Corn maze
  • Fire pits
  • Farm animals

Movie Nights at Ferrari Farms

Ferrari Farms is hosting movie nights on the farm. Entry is $8 per person and must be booked in advance.  A list of showtimes and movies are listed below.  Bring your own chairs, blankets, and smores supplies (encluding sticks) and enjoy!

  • September 18th – The Adams Family
  • September 26th – Beetlejuice

Plan A Trip To Apple Hill 

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Plan a day trip to Apple Hill!  Check with individual plans as some farms are taking reservations.  They are asking that you limit your visit to your own household.  Check out our Ultimate Apple Hill Guide to help you plan your trip!

Boo’ Your Neighbor

Nothing makes my kids more excited for Halloween then our annual “boo’ing”.  Join in the fun and “Boo your neighbor” or a friend! Use our free printable, gather your favorite goodies, and get to boo’ing!

Head to the Animal Ark

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We love Animal Ark! The cooler weather is the perfect time to visit the ark and see the animals more active.  They also have 2 popular events that also occur in the fall.  Details for those below.

Harvest Festival

October 10th – October 11th, 2020

This is one of the most popular events the Animal Ark holds!  Because of COVID-19 precautions they have expanded the event over 2 days.  Reservations are required, 4 different reservation times available.

Last Chance Cheetah Dash

October 17th, 2020, 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Watch the cheetahs running in the annual cheetah dash! Reservations are required and children must be at least 8 years old to attend the cheetah dash.

Events at Sierra Safari Zoo

Head to the Sierra Safari Zoo for some family fun.  They are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  They have a few different events listed below happening this Fall!

Boo At The Zoo

October 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st and November 1st. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Sierra Safari Zoo will hold its annual “Boo At The Zoo” events! The event includes a 20 foot Tiger Slide, Hay maze for small kids, a cow milking simulator, petting zoo and more!

Spookaroo At The Zoo

October 3oth and 31st, 7:00 pm
Tour the zoo in the dark.  Bring a flashlight and be prepared for a spooky good time.  Must be 13 and older to attend.

Visit A Farmers Market

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Fall is the perfect time to support our local farmers and check out some of the local Farmers Markets!  We have compiled a list of Farmers Markets open currently.

Apple Picking in Washoe

Open Daily from September 19th – Ocotber 19th or until apples are gone.

Head to Washoe for some Apple picking at Franktown Apples (also known as APple Basket U-Pick Apple Orchard).

Franktown Apples is located at 7425 Franktown Road in Washoe Valley.

Stay Indoors For Some Fun

We are all praying for the smoke to blow off but until it does we are planning some fun indoors!  My personal favorites include some jump time at DEFY (use NVMOMS for 20% off your total) and a trip down to Northern Nevada Children’s Museum! See our complete list of indoor activities here.

Make Memories This Fall

What are your other must-do or favorite fall activities? We are really trying to make the most of what is left of 2020.  Whatever you decide to do, we would love to see, make sure you tag us on social media #northernnevadamoms!


Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!