Headed to Vegas with the family this fall? While the Vegas Strip offers plenty of one-of-a-kind experiences for families – from thrill rides overlooking the city to rooftop golfing and even a chance to team up with the Avengers themselves – there are also plenty of traditional seasonal activities in the area that will allow you to get your fall fix with the family. Here are our top picks.

Gilcrease Orchard
Gilcrease Orchard is open for fall hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. The Pumpkin Patch opens for the 2018 season on September 29th.

What to Expect on Your Visit

  • Gilcrease Orchard is a u-pick orchard. Bring bags to carry what you pick and a wagon if you plan on harvesting a lot of pumpkins.
  • Be prepared to walk a lot, sometimes on uneven terrain.
  • Bring plenty of water and sun protection that you can take with you into the orchard. There’s not much shade out in the garden areas, and the afternoon sun, even in November, can be brutal.
  • Leave your pets at home. For food safety reasons, pets are not allowed in the orchard.
  • Don’t skip the apple cider and donuts.

More than 80 tons of apples are harvested from Gilcrease Orchard each year for its pressed apple cider.

Gilcrease Orchard is located at Located at 7800 N. Tenaya Way.


Halloweentown Pumpkin Patch
For 2018 there are THREE Halloween Town locations in Las Vegas:

Boca Park: October 4th through October 31st
Rainbow & Warm Springs: October 11th through October 31st
Las Vegas Blvd & Silverado: October 11th through October 31st

Operating Hours for all locations are: 
Monday through Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
In addition, Halloween Town will be open from 11 a.m. on Nevada Day through Halloween evening.

All-Day Wristband: $20
Tickets: $1 (Avg. 2-4 tickets per ride)
Family Pack (25 tickets): $20
Admission and Parking Are Free

Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch features more than 30 rides, games, and attractions. The rides are geared for children 2 – 11 years old and are genuinely vintage rides from the 1950s. Halloween Town also has bounce houses, giant slides, pumpkin decorating, food and of course, a huge variety of pumpkins.

The Las Vegas Farm
Join in the fun for the 28th Annual Farm Fall Harvest Festival.  Festival activities include a cow train for toddlers, pony rides, amazing maize maze, concession stand and more.

Visitors will find a large selection of specialty pumpkins and squash, along with artisan breads, jams/jellies, The Farm’s own amazing local honey and fresh eggs.

Pricing for the Fall Harvest Festival: 
Farmer’s Market:
 No Charge
Festival Entry/Animals: $6 Adults, $4 Children
Concession/Rides: Costs vary

The Las Vegas Farm is located at 7222 W. Grand Teton Dr.


Haunted Harvest
This family-friendly event includes trick-or-treat candy stations to visit throughout the “Bootanical” Garden, carnival games, a hay maze and petting zoo, monster training, craft activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and more. Boo Town Train! Tickets ($3 members, $5 non-members) are available onsite nightly, with 11 departures each night. These train rides sell out fast – be sure to get your tickets as soon as you arrive!

Event Schedule: Oct. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2018, All event dates are 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Event Cost: Non-members: $8, value members: $7. Silver State Pass, Gold and Platinum donor members receive free admission. Free for children 2 and younger.

Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid missing out. This event does sell out.

Spring Preserve is located 333 S. Valley View Blvd.


Halloveen has become a family favorite after six years. Come see the Magical Forrest decorated in its Halloween best. Signature attractions include The Forest Express Ghost Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, The Avalanche Slide, The Blizzard Mini-Coaster and more. There are photo-ops, tasty treats and trinkets galore among the spooktacular display of Halloween-themed trees.

Halloveen is open October 5-7, October 12-14 and October 19-31.

New for 2018:
Wacky Worm Coaster
Samba Balloons
The Sizzler
Even More Carnival Midway Games
The Last Ride Coffin Experience

This Las Vegas family Halloween event is a fundraiser for Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the programs and services Opportunity Village provides to nearly 2,000 individuals with intellectual and related disabilities in Southern Nevada.

The Magical Forest is located at 6300 W. Oakey Boulevard.