Pumpkin patches can be found throughout North Dakota in the fall.
Pumpkin patches can be found throughout North Dakota in the fall.

Find Fall Adventures in North Dakota

Fall foliage, scenic drives, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and spooktacula make autumn a special time.

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 arts and crafts fairs as they get a jump on early holiday shopping. Bismarck, Fargo and Minot have Big One Arts and Crafts Fair.

Fall Foliage

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.

Some of the areas most frequently visited in the fall include the Turtle Mountain region, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state's 10 scenic byways and backways and North Dakota's state parks.

Fall Activities

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:

Fort Abraham Lincoln Haunted Fort, Mandan
Nightmares on Elm Street, Kindred
Acres of Terror, Leonard
Legends of Terror Haunted House, Grand Forks 

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