Las Vegas summer temperatures are stifling, especially for the tiny tots. Households with young ones find themselves stuck indoors from June through September as triple digits scorch calendars with record daily high temperatures. When fall comes to Las Vegas, before those summer highs turn into uncomfortable lows, there are a few weeks of wonder where the weather is beautiful. Autumn is one of the best times of year to experience Las Vegas – certainly not for colorful foliage, which Vegas doesn’t have, but because of the mild temperatures that make it fun to get out and about. With summer temperatures behind us, here are some amazing things you can do this autumn season with the kids in Las Vegas.

close up of two pumpkins sitting in a fieldSprings Preserve’s Annual Haunted Harvest

Springs Preserve’s Annual Haunted Harvest, Oct. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m.

Springs Preserve spans 180-acres, designed as a cultural institution to commemorate and honor the area’s history as well as uphold a vision for the future. The venue features museums, galleries, outdoor events, botanical gardens, butterfly gardens, and an interpretive trail. Opened to the public in June of 2007, Springs Preserve has become a favorite gathering place for locals to enjoy a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities. Of course, with the beauty of the establishment,  Springs Preserve is also a popular venue for weddings and private events.

Make the Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve an annual tradition for your household – an added part of your Halloween season events to remember. Also, as an added bonus, every Saturday and Sunday in October, you can drop in at your convenience for a pumpkin-painting craft experience in the Origen Museum at the Preserve. Tickets for this craft experience are $2 members, $3 non-members with paid general admission.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Harvest and Hallows Spooktacular

Haven Craft sponsors the interfaith and intercultural festival in Paradise Park on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 12-6 p.m.

In addition to the entertainment and recreation, vendors will also be on hand showcasing their artisan, hand-crafted wares.

Haven craft is a Las Vegas market featuring hand-crafted items, supplies, products, and classes centered around pagan practices, magical mindsets, and spiritual concepts. Find what you need to feed your faith with herbalism, shamanism, alchemy, witchcraft, and more. Haven Craft located at 1406 S. 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104. You can reach them at 702-476-6111.

The event is free but donations are welcome. Paradise Park is located at 4775 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121. Click here for more information!

Halloween at the Magical Forest

Halloween at the Magical Forest of Opportunity Village celebrates opening weekend October 13th-15th. Opportunity Village is the result of the combined efforts of multiple families with children with disabilities. Wanting their children to have equal opportunities to live enriching lives with fulfilling employment in adulthood, the families established Opportunity Village as a resource for specialized work training, placement, and employment opportunities for residents of Southern Nevada who live with special needs. The company also operates a facility, operated by Opportunity Village employees, that provides marketing materials, office supply products, and other services to local businesses.

Visit Halloween at the Magical Forest at 6300 West Oakey Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada 89146. Every bit of the proceeds go to help people with disabilities at Opportunity Village. Click here for more information!

Farm Fall Harvest Festival at The Las Vegas Farm

Farm Fall Harvest Festival at The Las Vegas Farm opening weekend October 13th – 15th.

The Farm is a unique venue in the Las Vegas Valley, a working farm that produces free-range eggs and raw honey from bees on site. Although not grown on the farm, you can also pick up farm-fresh seasonal fruits and veggies from a trusted local vendor. Also at the farmer’s market, you can pick up an array of products like jams, jellies, and breads. In addition to raising chickens and bees and working with local produce vendors, The Farm operates in partnership with Barn Buddies Rescue, an animal rescue facility to house displaced animals. Proceeds from these event support local animals in need. The Las Vegas Farm is located at 7222 West Grand Teton Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada 89131. Festival Entry/Animals: $5 Adults $3 Children. Click here for more information!

parents and their children dressed for HalloweenHalloween Town

The concept of Halloween Town in Las Vegas is not new. In fact, the original Halloween Town sprang forth about twenty years ago, designed for younger children. Since the popularity of the venue has grown, a second location has been added and designed to accommodate children in an older age group.

The Summerlin location of Halloween Town is located at 510 S. Rampart Blvd. at the corner of Alta and Rampart. The location of Halloween Town is located at 7455 S. Rainbow Blvd. at Rainbow and Warm Springs. Click here for more information!

Halloween Safe-Tacular

Brazil Ward’s family, when setting out for trick-or-treat fun and church activities in 2013, weren’t expecting the child to be struck by a moving vehicle. Seriously injured and given less than ten percent chance of surviving her accident, the youngster spent some time in a coma before undergoing a succession of nine surgeries. Four years later and mostly recovered, Brazyl and her family are working in conjunction with Kohl’s and UMC to provide a safe Halloween experience as well as reflective gear for safe trick-or-treating. It’s a beautiful way to turn one person’s tragedy into a blessing for others.

Halloween Safe-Tacular has a variety of activities and treats on October 24th from 3 p.m. to 5 pm. at Kohl’s located at 4265 S. Grand Canyon Drive. Click here for more information!

Fall Festival at the Double Y Ranch

Double Y Ranch is a full service horse boarding and horse riding facility with a multitude of stables, arenas, and services. Working in conjunction with Farmanity Project, Big Paw Rescue, the event is designed to raise awareness for animals in need while at the same time providing wholesome Halloween fun the whole family can enjoy. Double Y Ranch is proud of being a family-owned and operated, drama-free facility where horses are treated with the love, respect, and care they deserve.

The Double Y Ranch is located at 8025 Bermuda Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, and, of course, pet adoptions. Scavenger Hunt for kids 10 and under.  Free Swag Bags for the first 100 people! Free Admission & Parking! Click here for more information!

Southern Highlands Fall Festival

Southern Highlands Fall Festival features coloring contests, costume contests, games, activities, entertainment, food, and more. The Southern Highlands Fall Festival is being held at Goett Family Park located at 10950 Southern Highlands Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada 89141. For additional information, call 702-361-6640. Click here for more information!

McKee Ranch Pumpkin Patch

McKee Ranch Pumpkin Patch: enjoy up-close-and-personal animal encounters, a wild west atmosphere, hay rides, a playground, entertainment, and more. Bring a canned good donation for Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Entry fee helps provide for animal care. The McKee Ranch is located one mile south of the Silverton hotel and casino at 8982 Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-361-9606. Click here for more information!

 

The Gilcrease Orchard

The Gilcrease Orchard is where you can trek the fields in search of the perfect pumpkin to carve this Halloween. Wear comfortable shoes, hats, and sunscreen – even though the temperatures are cooler. For the safety of the food and the guests, there are no pets allowed at the orchard. To pick your pumpkin fresh from the Gilcrease Orchard, visit 7800 N. Tanya Way in Las Vegas, Nevada 89131. For more information, call 702-409-0655. Click here for more information!

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s proud autumn display is of peacocks in bold splashes of vibrant colors, all designed from live flowers, plants, and trees. The autumn peacock display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden is on display from September 16th to November 25th. Click here for more information!

Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch

Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch is a Halloween themed park with games, rides, petting zoo, inflatables, autumn atmosphere for picture perfect snapshots, and, of course, pumpkins. Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch is located at 6400 Centennial Center Boulevard in Las Vegas. For additional information, please call 877-788-6557. Click here for more information!

 

 

 

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