Find Fall Adventures in North Dakota
Fall in North Dakota is a season best spent on scenic drives and hikes and in North Dakota's many pumpkin patches and corn mazes.
Festive Fall Events
Fall is a a colorful time in North Dakota, not just in the trees that blaze orange and red and yellow as seasons change, but in our towns and cities as well. Many hold fall festivals, and several show their German Heritage with variations of Octoberfests (Oktoberfests): Hankinson, Jamestown, Mandan, Napoleon.
If things other than beer and brats interest you, check out Bismarck's Applefest, Walhalla's Great Pumpkin Festival in Walhalla, Maddock's Rural Renaissance Festival, Minot's Country Barn Crafters Fall Festival and Cavalier's Halloween Parade.
Each fall, the North Dakota Tourism Division provides a weekly fall foliage report compiled from sources through the state at prime leaf-watching spots. Check the homepage weekly in the fall for these reports.
Whether you are searching for the perfect pumpkin, a challenging corn maze, or simply getting the family out to enjoy the fresh air, you're certain to find a legendary experience at one of these destinations in the fall.
Papa's Pumpkin Patch, Bismarck
Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farm stand. Pumpkin patch includes fall festival, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, concessions and pony rides. 5001 Fernwood Drive, Bismarck, ND 58503. Phone: 701-222-1521
Dakota Carriage Company, Fargo
Pick-in-the-field pumpkin patch on pumpkins already gathered from the field. Corn maze, child-sized hay bale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, haunted house, snacks and refreshment stand, pony rides, petting zoo and farm animals. 7414 40th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102. Phone: 701-347-4069.
Rheault Farm, Fargo
Pumpkins, carriage rides and pony rides. 2902 25th Street South, Fargo, ND. Phone: 701-241-8160
Nelson's Pumpkin Patch, Emerado
Pumpkin patch, corn maze and hayrides. 2448 20th Avenue N.E., Emerado, ND 58228. Phone: 701-610-9564.
Red Barn & Berry Farm, Kindred
Pumpkin patch - pick in the field. 16305 57th Street SE, Kindred, ND 58051. Phone: 701-388-3589.
Corn Maze, Maddock
The MAIZE, Mandan
Just 1 1/4 miles south of Mandan on highway 1806. Watch for sign.
Angelic Gardens, Minot
Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch - pick in the field, already gathered from the field, fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted house, haunted rides, haunted trail, concessions, restrooms and picnic area. 6200 11th Avenue SE, Minot, ND 58701. Phone: 701-500-7713.
Potters Way, Oakes
Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch - pick in the field, corn maze, wagon rides, gift shop, concessions, restrooms, picnic area and farm animals. 8643 106th Avenue SE, Oakes, ND 58474. Phone: 701-742-2831.
Spooky Seasonal Events
Colors aren't the only things that come out in the fall. The cool north wind usually brings with it ghosts and goblins the herald the Halloween season.
If you're looking for a frighteningly good time, check these out: