Labor day weekend has passed, and the school year is in full swing, which has me wishing for pumpkin-everything, the smell of autumn leaves in the air, and hay rides.  As the weather changes in Missoula, the fall activities start gearing up for the season and local Missoulians come out to play in their favorite fall activities.

Looking for a pumpkin?  Around town there are several places to source out the perfect pumpkin for your carving or baking needs!  Pumpkins can be found at various local markets – including the Saturday morning Farmers Market as well as pumpkin patches here in Missoula.

Missoula Alliance Church

The Missoula Alliance Church hosts a pumpkin patch again this year!  With several special event days such as pony rides, family fun day, pumpkin sling shot, hay rides and more!

  • October 11-31, 2014
  • Sunday – Friday 12pm-7pm & Saturday 10am-7pm


The Missoula Maze

The Missoula Maze is gearing up for their biggest corn maze ever this year!  With a big corn maze, that is perfect for adults and a mini maze for the little ones there is fun for the whole family.  Obstacle course, treasure hunt, petting zoo, pony rides and more fun than you can think of perfect for fall!

  • September 21st – November 2nd
  • Hours are a bit different each day, so check their website for days and hours


Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Murder at the Stensrud

  •  Show opens – September 19th.
  • Shows: 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31


Field of Screams – Lolo, MT

The Field of Screams in Lolo, MT is just a short drive from Missoula and full of attractions for kids and adults.  Daylight hours are for the families and feature wagon rides, hay bale tower, pumpkin picking, and a stroll through the cornfield maze (no zombies are away to scare them in the daylight).  Then at night the Haunted Attractions come to life.  The Haunted Attraction is not for the faint of heart.

  • October 1-November 1st
  • Call or see website for exact hours

As more of Missoula’s fall events, and pumpkin patches gear up for the season we will be adding them to our Missoula events calendar.

Terror on 36th Street – Missoula, MT

Terror on 36th Street, Missoula’s Haunted House for charity is back and proceeds once again will benefit this year’s Turkey Drive!  Suggested donations, but not required.

  • October 24th, 25th and November 1st from 7-10pm
  • October 31st from 6-11pm
  • Kids can enter for a surprise free haunt an hour earlier

Missoula Haunted House

Located at the Missoula County Fairgrounds in the Lama Barn, this years’ haunted house is called The Asylum.  Again the proceeds from the haunted house go to a local charity.

  • October 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th  from 6pm-12am
  • October 31st from 6pm-1am
  • November 1st from 6-11pm

Have you visited Missoula in the fall?  We would love to hear about your experiences, and favorite memories!  Visit – Share Your Missoula Experience.