October 2 | The Bridges at 57th | Sioux Falls | 9 A.M.
Start October off right with a fall extravaganza at The Bridges on 57th. Choose a pumpkin from the Pop-up Pumpkin Patch by Roger’s Country Produce. Catch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon with McCrossan Boys Ranch. Get up close and personal with some exotic animals with the professionals from Great Plains Zoomobile. Shops like Shop Dog Boutique, Kidtopia, and Oh My Cupcakes will provide even more entertainment and activities. Some even include your four-legged friends.
More info: THEBRIDGESAT57TH.COM.
Annual October Fall Festival
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Old MacDonald’s Farm | Rapid City | 11 A.M.
Indulge yourself and your family in some classic autumn fun during the Annual October Fall Festival at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Find the perfect pumpkin to carve in the pumpkin patch. Catch a ride on the wagon, train, or a pony. Support the small businesses involved like BA Coffee and Co., and spend time with a few goats and other animals while you’re at it.
More info: FACEBOOK.COM
October 9 | Strawbale Winery | Renner | 11 A.M.
Spend the second Saturday of October out at Strawbale Winery, enjoying the Harvest Festival. The celebration is a customer appreciation event with pumpkin and face painting activities for kids and live music for everyone. Don’t forget to grab a glass of wine and browse the vendors.
More info: STRAWBALEWINERY.COM
Paranormal Investigation Tours of the Adams House
October 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 | Historic Adams House | Deadwood | Times Vary
For three weekends in October, Black Hills Paranormal Investigations will offer a 90-minute tour and investigation of the Historic Adams House. The group will be exploring the background of various stories and using night vision cameras, EMF meters, Ovilus, paracopes, digital audio recorders, and full spectrum cameras to see what the paranormal of the Adams House have to say.
More info: DEADWOODHISTORY.COM
Pumpkin Festival Weekend
October 8-10 | Country Apple Orchard | Harrisburg | Times Vary
For the 2021 Pumpkin Festival, the Country Apple Orchard has expanded upon the previous year’s festivities. Along with the classic activities like the Corn Maze, Hay Rides, and Funny Farm Petting Zoo, there will be South Dakota’s largest jumping pillows, Sand Tractor Tire Mountain, and a 150- foot Zip Line Course. And a visit to the orchard is never complete without a slice of apple pie.
More info: COUNTRYAPPLEORCHARD.COM
Terror 29 Haunted House
October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 | 25753 Cottonwood Ave. | Sioux Falls | Times Vary
New scares, new actors, new scenes, and lots of terror. Magician and hypnotist Zac Tenneboe brings back his annual, horrific brainchild that is the Terror 29. Get in the Halloween spirit with the “circus freak show” maze, and continue the spookiness in the merch store.
More info: TERROR29.COM
October 22 | Bramble Park Zoo | Watertown | 2 P.M.
Spend the weekend before Halloween donned in your most creative Halloween costume, bringing your kids to Bramble Park Zoo for trick or treating. Explore various booths, and navigate the wildlife enclosures for a peek at your favorite species.
More info: BRAMBLEPARKZOO.COM
Trick or Treat Trails
October 30 | Big Sioux Recreation Area | Brandon | 3 P.M.
Big Sioux Recreation Area is putting on Trick or Treat Trails. Grab your family and friends, throw on your best Halloween costume, and gather your share of treats to munch on for the evening as you maneuver the campground.
More info: FACEBOOK.COM