Halloween in Reno, Nevada
Halloween pumpkin patches and corn mazes are already up and running in the Reno region. Many run continuously until Halloween and a few are just at specific times during October. Some of these are pretty elaborate, with lots of activities for both kids and adults. You can even visit the field and search for your own perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern.

Another popular Halloween activity taking place during October are a number of fun and spooky special train rides. In our local area, Halloween trains will be running on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad up in Virginia City and at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. There are more ghoulish trains running at other Nevada locations and over in California.

Of course, you need Halloween costumes and supplies to properly participate in the festivities. These are available in abundance at any of several locations around the Reno region. Be sure to consider shopping at some of the locally owned businesses when gearing up for Halloween.


The 2017 Reno Celtic Celebration will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. This annual celebration of all things Celtic will be at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The Celtic Celebration features Scottish and Irish dancing, music, pipe band competition, highland athletic games competition, plenty of Celtic-style food and drink, and a display of critters with a Celtic origin (but please leave your own pets at home). This is a fun and family-friendly affair with things for everyone to enjoy.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park has a great venue for performances with the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater. Admission to the Reno Celtic Celebration at the gate is $15 or $25 for both days. Kids 12 and under free with a paid admission. Parking is free.

Fall 2017 officially begins on September 22. This first weekend of the autumn season, September 22 – 24, brings us a wide variety of activities and things to do around the Reno / Tahoe region. You can probably manage more than one of these if you plan it out.

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Fiesta Latin@
  • Tractors & Truffles
  • Reno Beer Crawl
  • Bud and Brew Music Festival
  • Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire
  • “Swan Lake” at the Pioneer Center
  • Outwest Film Fest
  • Galena Fest

For details and even more things to do this weekend and during the rest of September, refer to “September 2017 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.” Since it is now fall, be sure to check highway conditions and the weather forecast so you’ll know what to expect before heading out.