It may not be chilly during the day, but fall is in the air! One of the best ways to get in the Halloween spirit is to go outside and enjoy the weather and fall festivals all around us. Las Vegas has so much to offer for the whole family to enjoy.
1. Pick pumpkins at Gilcrease Orchard: The Gilcrease Orchard is 60 acres of farmland in the Las Vegas Valley. They tons of different types of fruits and veggies that you can pick and buy. There’s everything from pumpkins and apples to green beans and carrots to choose from. Make sure to get there early—they are only open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7am-2pm. While you are on the farm, make sure to try some of their famous apples cider! They use over 80 tons of their Gala apples to create some of the best cider around. The only ingredient is—you guessed it—apples. No additives, no sugars, no preservative, and no pesticides. It’s pasteurized for safety, but it’s all natural apples. Nothing says Fall like fresh veggies from the garden with a glass of pure apple cider!
2. Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio: Slowly stroll through the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to see the artful Fall arrangements. For every season, horticulturalists and designers craft a gorgeous display across the entire 14,000-square-foot space. This years theme is Proud as a Peacock. You will be greeted by 2 massive peacock sculptures made out of beautiful seasonal colors from Yellow Durangos, Fire Islands, Nandina, Purple Fountain Grass, and more. There are over 45,000 flowers that make up this entire show. Take your time to appreciate the attention to detail and decorations in every corner.
3. Springs Preserve Haunted Harvest: You won’t want to miss out on the spooktacular fun at the Spring Preserve Haunted House. It’s fun for all ages with plenty to do. You can ride the Boo Town Train, go to the Petting Zoo, and wind through Wanda the Witch’s Hay Maze. Have you ever wanted to become an official Ghostbuster? Then you’re in luck! They have Ghostbuster training sessions every half hour starting at 5:15pm. And of course, no Halloween event would be complete without a few Trick or Treating stations and carnival games. Wear your scariest costume and join us for a night of fun! The Harvest is open Oct 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 from 5 to 9pm. Admission is $8, but children under 2 are free.
4. Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch: This is a pumpkin patch like you’ve never seen. Stu Miller’s is a carnival like experience with rides and inflatable slides along with the traditional pumpkin patches. There are rides for all ages to enjoy. There are bungee jumps, games, a petting zoo, mechanical rides, and plenty to see! All of the pumpkins that you see are grown from local farmers to pride the freshest and best pumpkins around. At night, watch the grounds glow with string lights all around you.
Does your little one have a birthday coming up? Then you’re in luck! The Pumpkin Patch also hosts birthday parties and other school field trips.
See which activity is closest to you and make a trip to enjoy the great outdoors. There will be plenty of great food, laughs, and memories made!