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Find Fall Adventures in North Dakota

Fall foliage, scenic drives, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and spooktacular events 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. But be on the lookout for reports of zombies on the loose in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park as we get closer to Halloween.

Festive Fall Events

Fall is 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.

Grandpa Al's Hayride and 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. 4205 Burny Creek Loop, Bismarck, ND 58503. Phone: 701-391-4181.

Rusty K Ranch, 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.

Grafton Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Grafton
Four-acre corn maze and monster hunt is only part of the seasonal activities. 715 W. Fifth St., Grafton. Phone: 701-352-1842

Coleman Corn Maze, Bismarck
The maze provides fall fun for all ages looking to get outdoors and be active. Bring your family, friends and sense of adventure to nine acres of farm inspired fun. 3807 E. Bismarck Expressway. Phone: 701-391-0102

Angelic Gardens, Minot 
Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstead, 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.

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
Dark Acres, Williston