Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. Las Vegas is buzzing with fun places to visit and seasonal things to do. It’s my little man’s first fall and I want him to experience EVERYTHING (even if he doesn’t remember it). Here are some hot spots to add to your to-do list.
There are a TON of pumpkin patches popping up all over the city. Most of them are free to enter and sell tickets for kids to participate in the rides and games. This year, we went to the Centennial Center pumpkin patch just off of the 95. It was pretty small but they had a ton of pumpkins and gourds to buy. They even had jumping houses, obstacles courses, a train, petting zoo and a bungee trampoline. Tivoli village also has a really great pumpkin patch that is pretty large. It’s just across the street from Rampart Casino.
Trunk or Treats
There’s nothing like enjoying a good ‘ol harvest festival. Every year, we’ve gone to The International Church of Las Vegas’ Halloween harvest festival and always had a great time. Previously they had a petting zoo, rides and jumping houses, music, food and a photo booth! Check the schedule at your local school or park to see where the closest trunk or treat event is to you.
Okay, so this is my favorite thing to do during the fall. Gilcrease Orchard is known for their delicious apples and when it comes fall, they are flooded with pumpkin pickers. The orchard doesn’t seem like something you’d find in Las Vegas. There are rows and rows of vines with HUGE pumpkins and gourds. We always leave with a basket full.
Plan ahead because the orchard is only open Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7AM – 2PM.
Springs Preserve always does it big for the holidays. Their Harvest festival is Oct. 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 from 5pm-9pm. Non-members are $8 and value members are $7. Silver State Pass, Gold and Platinum donor members receive free admission. Entry is free for children 2 and younger.
This year they’re also doing a social photo contest. Snap a photo with Monster Molly at Haunted Harvest and post it to your social media accounts using #HauntedSprings @SpringsPreserve for a chance to win a prize.
Treat Street at Downtown Summerlin is an awesome experience for kids and families that want to safely trick-or-treat. All of the stores in the mall pass out candy and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department hosts a Spooky Block Party! Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE’s) Teal Pumpkin Project has a pop-up featuring non-candy items for trick-or-treaters. Clark County Fire Department sets up a photo booth and The Animal Foundation even has a “Howl-O-Ween” dog costume contest benefitting their rescue pets! Last year, my husband entered with our dog Smokey as cholos!
They’re also showing “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” movie every thirty minutes starting at 5:10PM. The best part is it’s totally FREE! We’re bring the baby down there for his first trick-or-treating.
Town Scary, AKA Town Square, transforms into a kid-friendly Halloween party on October 31. Participating stores and restaurants hand out candy to all the kids trick-or-treating. There is also a children’s costume contest (kids 0-10)! The Town Scary House will be open for photo-opps and everything is completely free!
Opportunity Village gets spooky just in time for Halloween. They have rides and attractions and proceeds benefit their cause! There are a ton of photo-ops, tasty treats and toys and a spooky display of Halloween-themed trees.
Their signature attractions are:
- The Forest Express Ghost Train
- Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel
- The Avalanche Slide
- The Blizzard Mini-Coaster
As well as these BRAND NEW attractions for 2018:
- Wacky Worm Coaster
- Samba Balloons
- The Sizzler
- Even More Carnival Midway Games
- The Last Ride Coffin Experience
Tickets start at $10 and kids 3 and under are free.
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