As we enter the fall season in Las Vegas, the anticipation of cooler weather, warmer clothing and pumpkin-flavored everything starts to excite us for autumn. Although the desert doesn’t always provide the fall foliage we hope to see on a perfect autumn day, there are traditional and seasonal activities that can help locals and tourists “fall” into the autumn spirit!
Being one of the only farmlands in the Las Vegas valley, Gilcrease Orchard is one of the many places in the area where families love to visit during the fall season. Not only can families shop for various fruits and vegetables, but they can grab some of the orchard’s house-made apple cider and donuts, a treat that has locals lining up in the early hours of the day to snag a fresh batch. While there, visitors can also purchase sunflowers, peaches, butternut & spaghetti squash, peanut & almond butter and kettle corn.
Aside from their delicious treats, visitors can complete their experience by taking a walk through the orchard and picking their own pumpkins, taking photos in their picturesque land and cruising around the orchard on the tractor wagon to see the whole property. The orchard is now open for the season on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m.–10 a.m.
Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch
Stu Miller’s Seasonal Adventures offers a one-of-a-kind experience every fall season with their signature pumpkin patch. Decorated with corn stalks, hay bales and scarecrows, these experiences were created to be a safe and fun space for families to enjoy. With two pumpkin patch locations in the Las Vegas valley, visitors can enjoy rides, bungee jumps, games, obstacle courses, inflatable jump houses, and petting zoos.
This carnival-like experience also offers visitors the chance to purchase fresh pumpkins hand selected each year from Great Pacific Pumpkin, a farm in Ventura, California. The pumpkin patch glows with string lights at night, creating a fun atmosphere for the fall season.
The two pumpkin patches are open from October 1 through October 31. Visitors can go to the Green Valley location or the location near the IKEA store parking lot. Hours run Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m.–9 p.m., Fridays from 3 p.m.–10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. The patch closes at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, for Halloween.
Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch
Opening October 1 of this year, the Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch is a special event that has taken place in Las Vegas for over 20 years. With three locations throughout the Vegas valley, visitors can find over 30 vintage rides from the 1950s rides, various games, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses and slides and other fun attractions the whole family will love. Guests can also sort and pick through a variety of pumpkins to purchase and take home.
Locations and times for the Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch are as follows:
Boca Park opens on October 1, and its hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Southwest opens on October 14, and their hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Silverado opens on October 7, and its hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit their website to check out details for tickets and pricing.