Halloween Events, Activities, Free Trick-or-Treating in the Reno Area
Halloween is a big deal in Reno and Sparks. That means there are numerous events and activities for kids and families, many of which are free (or inexpensive). For trick-or-treating, there are choices that are fun and safe alternatives to the traditional dash between houses out on the public streets.
Harvest Festival at Animal Ark
Saturday and Sunday, October 22 - 23, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As part of our behavioral enrichment program, some of the animals will receive pumpkins filled with their favorite treats. Watch the enjoyment experienced by our predators when presented with these unique and delicious treats. Throughout each session, pumpkins will be delivered to different animals. Be sure to bring the camera for animal viewing at its finest. Adults $21; Seniors $19; Children $16. Reservations required. Animal Ark is at 1265 Deerlodge Road, off of Red Rock Road in the Stead area of Reno. (775) 970-3111.
Saturday and Sunday, October 22 - 23, 2022. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Experience the magic of Halloween with games, prizes, contests, costumes, and more at the largest fall festival in Nevada. PumpkinPalooza is home to Nevada's only Pumpkin Derby and Jack-o-Lantern Wall. The event also features affordable and wholesome events for all ages including the PumpkinPalooza Midway, the Pumpkin Design Studio, the Purple Pumpkin Pursuit, costume photo ops for people and pets, vendors and food trucks, safe and free trick or treating, live entertainment, and much more. The event is at Victorian Square in Sparks.
The Discovery's 11th Annual Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Visit the Discovery Museum in costume and trick or treat from gallery to gallery. (For the safety of all museum visitors, no costumes with weapons of any kind are allowed.) There will be spooky decorations and delicious treats for all of the friendly or scary ghosts, ghouls and goblins who dare to attend. Advance tickets encouraged but not required. The cost is $3 for member children and $2 for adults, $4 for non-member kids and $3 for adults. Members only will have exclusive entry from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Everyone else gets in from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
This Halloween Trick or Treat event participates in the Teal Pumpkin Project. A number of the trick-or-treat stations will offer non-food items for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option.
HOWL-oween - Safe Trick or Treating at Nevada Humane Society
Monday, October 31, 2022, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers will be dressed up in their spooky costumes and stationed next to their vehicles (which will also be decked out for Halloween) in our parking lot. Each vehicle's trunk will be popped and full of candy. We want to give kiddos in the community an opportunity to dress up, show off their costumes and safely experience trick-or-treating with their families. The event will be at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno.
Trunk or Treat CARnival at the National Automobile Museum
Monday, October 31, 2022, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Join us for a fun, all-new event on Halloween. We've reimagined our annual Halloween event and added a CARnival theme. All new games, candy stations, live entertainment, prizes, and surprises. It's going to be a night of ghoulish fun. We hope to see you here in your best costumes. We'll also be holding a canned food drive. Admission for this spooky event is $3 per person, free to seniors 62+ and kids 3 and under. Purchas tickets at the door. The Museum is at 10 South Lake Street, next to the Truckee River. Parking is free. (775) 333-9300.
Trunk or Treat at Sparks United Methodist Church
Friday, October 28, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free to the Sparks United Methodist Church trunk or treat. Event will be held outdoors in the Happy Days parking lot with the pumpkin patch. The church is at 1231 Pyramid Way in Sparks. For more information, call (775) 358-0925.
Trunk or Treat at St. John's Presbyterian Church
Thursday, October 27, 2022, starting at 4 p.m. Kids are invited to come in costume and trick or treat from decorated trunk to trunk outside in the church parking lot. People at each trunk will hand out the candy. St. John's is located at 1070 W. Plumb Lane in Reno.
Trunk or Treat at Hope Community
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It's that time of year when we do our Trunk-or-Treat for the community. Cars will be decorated and themed out with fun activities for families the night of the event. At Cyan Park, 2121 Long Meadow Drive in Reno.
Hauntober in Virginia City
Month of October, 2022. As one of the most haunted destinations in the country, Virginia City is the perfect place to get spooked this October. Celebrate the supernatural and all things unexpected with an entire month of events including ghost tours, haunted ghost town, escape room, safe trick-or-treating, a goblin parade, pumpkin patch trains, visits to the cemetery, and several events for adults.
Hauntober Halloween Parade in Virginia City
Monday, October 31, 2022, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come march the streets of Virginia City in your best Halloween garb and be prepared to scare. Open to kids, adults, and even pets. Stick around for safe trick-or-treating after the parade at the many shops along the boardwalk.
Haunted Hoops at Urban Roots
Thursday and Friday, October 13 - 14, 2002, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for a spooky night at the farm. Enjoy some tasty food and drinks, make your own potions (herbal teas), construct your own broomstick to fly on using natural materials, and paint some spiders. Take your chances in our haunted house (opens at 7 p.m.) or snag a photo in your amazing costume inside of our photobooth. Fun for all ages. $10 per person, $20 for families, 5 and under free. Urban Roots is at 1700 E. 2nd St. in Reno.
Halloween Hangout from National Geographic Kids
Halloween Hangout is a fun online collection of activities for kids. Get costume ideas, play games, check out cool photo galleries, watch spooky videos, get jack-o'-lantern carving tips, and more.
Trick or Treat at Red Hawk Golf and Resort
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for some free family fun. We will have local vendors passing out free candy, a pumpkin patch with pumpkin painting and a costume contest. Red Hawk is at 6600 N. Wingfield Pkwy. in Sparks.
Carson City BOOnanza
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come out for this safe and family fun trick-or-treating event at Mills Park in Carson City. Over 50 local businesses and organizations will decorate spooky booths and pass out candy. There will be food vendors and the Mills Park Train will be in operation during the event. Suggested donation is a non-perishable food item.
Moms Club Reno Sparks Trunk-Or-Treat
Friday, October 28, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each decorated vehicle will be handing out treats and at the end of the line you can come get some information about what we're all about. Trunk-or-treat is free, however, if you'd like to enter Ferrari Farms, you must pay their fees. At Ferrari Farms, 4701 Mill St. in Reno.
Spooktacular Family Day at The Village at Rancharrah
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We're scaring up a good time with Halloween crafts for the little ones, a bounce house, and trick-or-treating around The Village. We'll also have live music, a pop-up market of artisan makers, and more, so bring the whole family for a good time. The event is free, but you are asked to RSVP online. 7100 Rancharrah Pkwy. in Reno.
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