• Caitlin McAninch

Halloween Events in Reno This Month

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

1. Reno Fright Fest

Fright fest is at the Greater Nevada Field again this year. Reno Fright Fest is one of the most anticipated Haunted Houses in Northern Nevada every year. I have only been once, but I got so scared I have yet to go back!!!

Dates: October 6-9th, 13-16th, 20-23rd, 26th-31st

Open: Thursday through Saturday 7 – 11 pm

Visit: http://www.renofrightfest.com

2. Ferrari Pumpkin Patch

The Ferrari Farm’s Pumpkin Patch is open through Halloween. There’s so much to do here, including a corn maze, bounce house, petting zoo, hay rides, a train ride and of course, plenty of pumpkins to buy for carving!!! In my opinion, there’s no better place to get your Halloween pumpkins then the pumpkin patch!

Dates: Everyday through October 31, 2016

Open: 9 am – 8 pm

3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event

From what I understand, after Slaughter House closes at Fright Fest, The Bawdy Caste is performing the Rocky Horror Picture Show outside. To get in, you need a Slaughter House ticket, but to watch the show it’s free. They also recommend you bring in your own chairs or blankets for seating is limited.

Dates: October 14, 2016

Open: 11 pm – 2 am

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777678615836825/

4. Wicked Little Wine Walk

The wine walk in October is themed Wicked, which makes me think everyone should dress as witches, but I haven’t actually seen that written down anywhere. But, hopefully it will have some Halloween flair to it!

Date: October 15, 2016

Open: 2 – 5 pm

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/132332267218604/

5. Thriller at the Stadium

From what I understand, the goal of this event it to have 1,000 people all do the Thriller dance together. The dance is going to be at the Ace’s Stadium. You can learn how to do the dance on Friday nights at 7 pm and Saturdays at noon all month long until the event at Heart & Sole Dance Academy. Should be a hoot to watch!

Date: October 22

Open: 6 – 8 pm

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/744265815706177/

6. Zombie Crawl

According to Facebook, Reno’s Zombie Crawl is one of the biggest in the world and has been named "Top 10 Costumed Halloween Parties in the US." Even though I am officially retiring from Crawl’s, the Zombie Crawl is still the best one of the year in my opinion. Dressing up all scary is really fun.

Date: October 22

Open: 7 pm

Visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-reno-zombie-crawl-tickets-25586888071

7. Wild Erotic Ball

Sponsored by Reno’s Wild 102.9, the Wild Erotic Ball is an annual dance party at the Eldorado Resort Casino. I’ve never been, but it seems like a good time! This is a 21+ event.

Date: October 28, 2016

Visit: http://www.wild1029.com/2016/09/09/wild-erotic-ball-3/

8. Brews & Boos Beer Fest

The 2nd annual Nugget Casino Resort’s Brews & Boos Beer Festival is on October 29! This beer fest will offer "all-you-can-responsibly-drink" tastes of delicious brews from over 40 breweries, as event-goers enjoy live musical entertainment. There's also a costume contest!

Date: October 29, 2016

Open: 7 pm – 11 pm

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783096975239905/

9. Halloween Hollow

Halloween Hollow is a free event happening on October 29. It’s a trick-or-treat event where kids in costume receive a map and can go from store to store collecting candy along the Truckee River. They also are going to have games, entertainment and scary ghouls and ghosts around the River Walk District. Should be a lot of fun for little ones!

Date: October 29, 2016

Open: 5 pm – 7 pm

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/524935261033975/

10. Visit Virginia City’s Hauntober Events

Virginia City is said to be one of the most haunted towns in the US. So of course they are putting on Halloween events! There are a bunch of activities going on up at Virginia City on Halloween, including:

  • Goblin Parade: at 5 pm, there’s a parade of goblins that you can sign up for! I’m fairly positive that the parade is for the little goblins in your life, as in children.

  • Safe Trick-or-Treat: Kids in costumes are invited to trick-or-treat along the different shops on C Street in Virigina City. Sign-ups are from 4:30 – 5 pm.

  • Cemetery Night Walk: from 6 – 11 pm the big cemetery in Virginia City is opening for one night. This is a creepy, very cool experience, especially since the cemetery normally is never open after sun-down.

  • Ghost Walking Tour: from 6 – 10 pm you can join the special Halloween Ghost Tour throughout the town.

Date: October 31, 2016

Open: Activities begin around 4 pm.

Visit: http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/hauntober.html

What are your plans for Halloween this month? Share in the comments below!

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