Fall is here, and that means it’s time for hot apple cider, flannel shirts, and campfires. It also means it’s time for Halloween RV adventures. While many simply head to their local campground to get in some fall camping, there are actually a lot of really cool Halloween events and destinations that would make an autumn camping getaway even more amazing.
Wondering where you might take your family on an amazing Halloween adventure? We’ve compiled a list of fabulous, family-friendly Halloween destinations so you can show them the best Halloween experience yet!
Farms and Orchards
Some of the best things to do around Halloween involve orchards and farms. There are hayrides, corn mazes, and of course, choosing a pumpkin and picking apples are classic fall-time experiences.
Most cities have a local pumpkin patch or apple orchard nearby. That said, while experiencing these things is fun no matter where you do it, visiting one of the best farms, orchards, or pumpkin patches in the country is even better.
Since you’re thinking of taking an RV vacation anyway, you might as well head to one of these extra incredible options below!
Cool Patch Pumpkins
Home to the world’s largest corn maze, Cool Patch Pumpkins is sure to please every member of your family. Be sure to check out their giant corn bath, pedal cars, hayride, and pumpkin patch as well!
Carter Mountain Orchard
Carter Mountain Orchard grows a variety of delicious apples for guests to pick. Additionally, they sell some of the best apple cider donuts on the planet, which can be enjoyed with some live music on weekends.
Measuring a full 20 acres, the pumpkin patch here is quite impressive. We also love the I-Spy Mini Barn, which is perfect for kids. Other great activities found at Craven Farm include a fantastic hayride and some fun corn mazes.
Offering fabulous hayrides, mini golf, a playground, and their adorable Pumkinland, Linvilla Orchards is a wonderful place to visit with kids. Our favorite ride offered here takes passengers to a witch’s house where they hear a fun story and receive a treat!
Theme parks love Halloween. They tend to be heavily decorated, and almost every single one offers a special Halloween event of some kind. That said, not every theme park Halloween event is created equal, and many are sub-par while others are much too scary for the younger crowd.
For these reasons, we highly recommend traveling to one of the following options below.
A super fun event that is geared specifically to toddlers and preschool-aged kids, Seaworld’s Spooktacular features a fantastic trick-or-treat trail. It happens on Saturdays and Sundays, and is included with park admission. For an additional fee, guests can join their favorite Sesame Street pals for a not-so-spooky breakfast or cookie-decorating session.
Winter Haven, FL
Another great theme park event for young children is LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat. This event is perfect for kids ages 4–10, especially the LEGO lovers out there. Brick-or-Treat is included with park admission on Saturdays and Sundays in October, and features trick-or-treating as well as special performances and character experiences.
Hersheypark in the Dark
Looking for something that slightly older kids can enjoy alongside the little ones? “Hersheypark in the Dark” is just the thing. This park has both thrill rides and kiddie rides, and during their Halloween event you can expect trick-or-treating and plenty of sweets. This event happens on select dates in October.
Other Fun Options
Don’t like the idea of farms or theme parks? Not to worry, there are plenty of other options. In fact, there are so many amazing Halloween events scattered throughout the country that narrowing down the options can feel overwhelming.
Lucky for you, we did the hard work and have created a list of our favorites. Try traveling to one of these fabulous events!
The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze
An absolutely spectacular sight, The Great Jack-O-Latern Blaze is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. This event has thousands of carved pumpkins on display. See famous works of art made using pumpkins, witness 3D works created entirely from gourds, and see stars twinkle from above in a jack-o-lantern planetarium.
This event runs September 18th through November 21st, 2020.
Dallas Arboretum’s The Art of the Pumpkin
Another fantastic display of pumpkin art can be found at the Dallas Arboretum. The Art of Pumpkin is their annual fall event, and it features gorgeous fall colors and flowers, a small village of four 20-foot-tall pumpkin houses, and plenty of fun displays made using thousands of gourds of all shapes and sizes.
This event begins September 19th and runs through November 1st.
Great Wolf Lodge’s Howl-O-Ween
The Great Wolf Lodge is fun no matter when you visit. That said, their annual Howl-O-Ween event is especially spooktacular. Throughout the month of October, trick-or-treat your way through the lodge, create fun Halloween-inspired crafts, listen to spooky tales, visit the Howl-O-Ween house and witch’s lair, and more.
Boo At The Zoo
Finally, we absolutely must mention the many Boo at the Zoo events that are taking place at zoos nationwide. These events feature fun sets, costumed characters, and a whole lot of trick-or-treat fun in the safe and exciting zoo environment that kids adore.
These events are perfect for kids and families, and because most major zoos host their own versions of this Halloween celebration, it shouldn’t be too hard to find one near you.
Want to take part in this Halloween fun but find yourself without an RV? Not to worry! We have plenty of amazing rental RVs available in all parts of the country. Start your search today so you can take an amazing Halloween vacation that your family will remember for years to come.