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Fall is in full swing and Halloween is right around the corner. There are several events coming up that will give you best of both worlds, including options for the kids too.


Get creative and put on your best Halloween costume for annual ZooBoo at the Great Plains Zoo. Taking place October 23-25, guests can see the many different animal exhibits while picking up some candy grab bags along the way.

Autumn Festival

The Washington Pavilion will be hosting Autumn Festival on October 24. This great family event will include a variety of activities such as Candy Corn structures, corn painting, sunflower egg cartons and more. Don’t miss out on the fall treats while you’re there!

Halloween Festival

If you can’t make it to ZooBoo, be sure to put Halloween Festival on your calendar. Things will be getting Spooktacular at the Washington Pavilion on October 31. Guests will be able to create things such as a peekaboo puppet and paper spiders. Vendor booths and delicious snacks will also be available.

Free Defrightful Family Fun

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Enjoy an afternoon of family fun in your favorite costume as you participate in games, win prizes, and much more.

Mommy & Me Painting Party

For those looking for a relaxing activity, this is for you. The Overlook Café at Falls Park will be hosting a painting party on November 8 for all the moms and children out there. All supplies will be included for you to create something from the several picture options available.

This is just a handful of some of the many upcoming events. Visit for a full list of great events to attend over the next couple of months.

Additional Activities & Food


Enjoy the great outdoors this fall season with a hike on some of our trails in the area such as Great Bear, Good Earth State Park, and Palisades State Park.

Great Shots

Take your best swing at Great Shots. It doesn't matter if you're an experienced golfer or a first-timer because there is fun to be had by all at this three-story facility.

Crooked Pint Ale House

Both kids and adults will love this spot. Choose from a wide variety of beers on tap and indulge yourself in a famous Juicy Lucy – a burger stuffed with cheese.


A meal at Sanaa’s is certainly a MUST for everyone. The Mediterranean flavors jump right at you with every bite. Choose from many different delicious entrees, including both vegetarian and vegan options.

Stensland Family Farms

Don’t forget about dessert! Treat yourself to a scoop or two of Stensland’s decadent ice cream. There are many flavors to choose from, and trust us, you can’t go wrong with any of them!