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Before you know it, the hot summer days will fade away and fall will be upon us! And you’ve gotta admit – though we all enjoy summer at the lake, on the river or in the park, there’s something magical about autumn. Along with shorter days and cooler temps, the months of September, October and November usher in an influx of fun fall activities. Here are some of the best fall happenings in the area that kids and the whole family will love. It’s not all pumpkins and hayrides, though—we threw in a few specialty events for good measure. Check them out below and start planning your next adventure!
The Homestead Pumpkin Patch welcomed their first visitors in September of 2018, and what followed was nearly two months of fun and adventure for families throughout the area. Open from mid-September through the end of October, Homestead Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins, campfires, s’mores, hotdogs and attractions for all ages including jump pillow, zip lines, hill slides, trike track, corn boxes, hayrides, and MORE!
Address: 6459 S Homestead Rd.
Phone: (308) 398-6444
Season/Hours of operation: September 25- October 31, 2021
Open Fridays in October 2:00-8:00 with drinks available for purchase from local brewery, Pals.
Admission: $10 per person, 2 and under are free
Enjoy fun fall events at one of North Platte’s most historic properties, Buffalo Bill State Historical Park. Dusty’s Pumpkin Fest include games, duck race, hay slide, horseback rides, wagon rides, mini golf, pumpkin decorating, pedal tractors, corn cribs, fire pits, and MORE! The concession area includes sweets, pop, hot chocolate, coffee, hotdogs and sandwiches!
Address: 2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Road
Phone: (308) 530-0048
Season/Hours of operation: Open every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12-6pm
Admission: $12 per person, 2 and under are free
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Pumpkin Festival
Pony rides, food booths, games, silent auction, raffle, bake sale, boutique, sweet shoppe, cake walk, pumpkin trebuchet, and PUMPKINS!
Address: 3301 Echo Drive
Phone: (308) 534-5461
Season/Hours of Operation: October 10, 2021 11am-3pm
Evil is lurking in the canyons south of Brady. Those who think they are brave enough to tempt it can do so only 1 weekend in October!
It’s all part of an annual Haunted Trail fundraiser hosted by the North Platte Community College Knights Softball Team and Whitetail Screen Print. The length of the trail is approximately a quarter of a mile. Haunted houses can be found all over the state, but there aren’t a lot of haunted trails out there. The dark canyons are creepy enough on their own at night but add the echo of a chainsaw or a scream, and the scare level jumps to a whole new level.
Address: 27747-30499 S. Jeffrey Rd. south of Brady
To Get There: Take I-80 to Brady (exit 199) ZERO YOUR ODOMETER! Go south on 56D, at 2.7 miles go right on Brady-Moorfield Road. At 9.2 the pavement ends. At 11 turn left on Jeffrey Road. 12.7 turn right into the campground. Allow about 45 minutes total from North Platte.
Season/Hours of Operation: October 28th and 31st, 2021 from 7:30pm to 10pm & the 29th and 30th from 7:30pm to midnight.
Admission: $10 cash per person, 8 and under are free
The Golden Spike Tower hosts the Drive Thru Trick or Treat annually on Halloween. Come enjoy tricks and treats from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Address: 1249 N Homestead Rd
Hours of Operation: Sunday, October 31st, 2021 from 3pm-5pm
The Haunted Driveway is a Halloween display open the whole month of October. On the weekends (weather permitting) there will be live haunters and displays.
Address: 3020 W 6th North Platte, NE. You can drive thru entering on 6th street and exiting on Elder or you can park and walk around.
Season/Hours of Operation: October 1st-31st. The display is open from dusk to 10pm on weekdays and dusk to midnight on weekends.
Admission: This display is free, but donations are appreciated and will go to the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation.