Labor day weekend has passed, and the school year is in full swing, which has us wishing for pumpkin-everything, the smell of autumn leaves in the air and good ole fashion hay rides. As the weather changes in Missoula, the fall activities start gearing up for the season and local Missoulians and visitors come out to enjoy all of their favorite fall activities. We did some digging to find all of the fall (and Halloween!) festivities you won't want to miss.
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.
Turner Farms is a small, organic family farm rooted in the Orchard Homes area since 2006. Their pumpkin patch is open and ready to explore Monday and Thursday 12:00-5:00pm, Friday and Saturday 12:00-6:00pm, and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm. For updates on their hours and operations, check out their social media.
The Field of Screams in Victor is just a short drive from Missoula and full of attractions for both kids and adults. During the day you'll find wagon rides, a hay bale tower, pumpkin picking and a cornfield maze. But after the sun goes down, the haunted attractions come to life. Visit their website for hours and pricing.
Enjoy fall family fun with Run Wild Missoula and UM's Physical Therapy Student Association at the Skeleton Skedaddle 5K & Kids Pumpkin Plod! Lace up join the festivities at Silver Park on Sunday, October 24th.
Garden City Harvest has a couple fall events planned to celebrate the season and promote healthy, locally grown goods! Check out their Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 16th for pumpkin picking and carving, and stock up on fall veggies in bulk at their Fall Veggie Sale on Thursday, October 21st.