See Our State: Fall Festivals & Attractions
With football, fall festivals, haunted attractions and beautiful natural experiences, autumn is the perfect time to visit Nebraska. Join us for cooler temps, changing leaves and can’t-miss fall experiences across the state.
Take a hayrack ride out to the three-acre pumpkin patch to pick out your perfect pumpkin at Franny’s Fruit Farm in Gurley.
How about a fall camping trip at Chadron State Park? Enjoy cooler weather as you partake in your favorite outdoor activities, like hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding and picnicking, all at Nebraska's first state park.
Head to Dawes County Fairgrounds in Chadron for tons of family fun, including a scarecrow contests, a haunted maze and local vendors, at the annual Harvest Moon Fest.
Enjoy a fall golf outing at Heritage Hills Golf Course in McCook. This 7131-yard course features five tee boxes to accommodate golfers of all skill levels.
If you’re looking for fall fun in North Platte, stop by Homestead Pumpkin Patch for hayrides, hill slides, a corn maze and lots of pumpkins.
For more pumpkin patch fun, visit Cox’s Pumpkin Patch. This Champion attraction features a corn maze, a scarecrow contest, hayrack rides and festive events, like Adult Night on Oct. 22, 2022.
Grandpa’s Punkinberry Patch offers a pumpkin chucker and cannon, a super slide, pedal cars and more family-friendly activities along with an assortment of pumpkins.
If you’re up for a fright, visit Holdrege’s wickedly scary Grey House Haunts. As you make your way through this haunted house, you’ll encounter all kinds of monsters and ghouls. Beginning Oct. 14, 2022, the attraction opens Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween.
For more creepy adventures, head to KneeKnocker Woods just west of Gibbon. This outdoor Halloween experience includes Grandpa Grimm’s Trail, the Infested Corn Maze and more haunted attractions brought to life by state-of-the-art animations.
Every September, visitors from near and far flock to the annual AppleJack Festival. A Nebraska City tradition for over 50 years, the festival features a parade, a carnival, craft and vendor shows, the Food Truck Street Fair and the "All Things Apple" cooking contest.
Fall means football, and there’s no bigger fall tradition in Lincoln than cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Whether it’s home games at Memorial Stadium or packing the bars and restaurants around town when the team is on the road, Saturdays in autumn are for Nebraska football.
Don't miss carnival games, a petting zoo, carving demonstrations, live entertainment, zip lines and the Great Pumpkin Giveaway at Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival.
With a low ropes course, a corn maze, the Rocamotive Railway and the Harvest Barn, Roca Berry Farm is the perfect family attraction this fall. For a spookier experience, try the Haunted Hayride, Haunted Manor, Psycho Path and other Roca Scary Farm attractions.
Celebrate fall at the birthplace of Arbor Day, Arbor Day Farm. In autumn, this 260-acre Nebraska City attraction hosts its annual Harvest Celebration. Visit for fall-themed activities, like Living History Weekends, U-pick Apples at the Tree Adventure and wine and hard cider tastings for the adults.
From alien encounters to monster sightings, Eagle Hollow Haunts offers three haunted attractions, plus firepits, concession stands and “scary-oke.” For those looking for a little less frightening experience, try the “Not So Scary” Day on Oct. 16, 2022.
Don't miss the 27th Annual Haunted Hollow at Indian Cave State Park. Families are invited to a handful of Halloween celebrations throughout October, including trick-or-treating, haunted hayrack rides, campsite decorating contests and Drive-In Pasture Movie nights featuring classics like Edward Scissorhands and Goosebumps 2.
Visit one of the most haunted museums in the world. Omaha's Museum of Shadows features over 3,000 verified haunted objects. Visit the museum to browse them all. Maybe you'll even see a poltergeist yourself.
Take a hayrack ride to The Great Pumpkin Patch at Bellevue Berry Farm. From the Harvest Barn to zip lines to the bounce pillow, this stop is a family favorite. Daring visitors should try the Ranch of Terror haunted house experience, weekends through Halloween.
Calling all horror lovers! Downtown Omaha’s Monster Club is a family-friendly horror-themed pub and restaurant. Enjoy tasty bar favorites while surrounded by monster movie posters, life-sized Halloween props and more classic horror decorations.
Walk the trails and take in the fiery fall foliage at Fontenelle Forest. View the oranges, yellows and reds from the treetops as you climb through TreeRush Adventures aerial course and zip lines.
Plan your visit around the annual Hallowfest at Ponca State Park. From pumpkin carving and Halloween-themed crafts to a maze and Haunted Hayrack Rides, this is one Halloween celebration you won’t want to miss.
The kiddos will love the corn maze, barn slides, jumping pillows and zip lines at the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch in Oakland.
Go pumpkin picking at Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch in Norfolk. Then, stick around for the corn maze, Tractor Train Rides, a petting zoo and tasty treats in the café.
Celebrate the season at Helgoth’s Pumpkin Patch in St. Libory. This fall attraction features axe throwing, tractor train rides, a pumpkin cannon, a 150-foot mega slide and more family farm attractions.
For more fall nature experiences, try Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. You'll likely see all sorts of wildlife as you explore this 71,516-acre Sandhills prairie.