Fall Events

Do you have extra PTO? Let’s celebrate cooler weather, changing leaves and the harvest season at one of these Fall-tastic events! On the East Coast, you can indulge in Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain, or face your fear of dark waters at Wakulla Springs. You won’t be sorry for heading to the Minnesota Fall Fest or Missouri Haunted Barn for fall treats and outdoor entertainment. Take a long weekend to fly out and enjoy these Fall events at our beautiful locations!

 East Coast

  • Florida, Wakulla Springs, Spooky Cruise, Saturday, October 26th

Get into the spirit of the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” as you float over the dark waters of Wakulla Springs in a glass-bottom boat. Be treated to some of the lesser-known stories and legends surrounding the spring and the Lodge. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis for each 30-minute tour scheduled between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., so show up early at the Waterfront Visitors Center to purchase tickets.

  • New York, Bear Mountain, Oktoberfest, Friday, September 27th – Sunday, October 20th

Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12th, 1810. The celebration became an annual event. At Bear Mountain, Oktoberfest will be running every Friday: 6 pm – 10 pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 12 pm to 6 pm and the bands play from 12:30 – 5:30 pm. Parking is $10 per vehicle

 Mid-West

  • Minnesota, Giants Ridge, Fall Fest, Thursday, October 17th – Sunday, October 20th

Now in the fall season, the Midwest’s top-rated winter sports destination is in full swing! Giants Ridge has 35 downhill ski runs, over 60 km of Nordic ski trails and a snowboarding terrain park for all your tricks. All weekend long from Thursday, October 17th to Sunday, October 20th, there will be fun on the slopes! Get your passes now and join the family fun today 😊

  • Missouri, Echo Bluff, Halloween & Fall Festival, Sunday, October 20th

Join us for a Fun-Filled Day! There will be a crafts fair, pumpkin painting, trick or treating around the park for kids and those kids at heart and a haunted barn. The festival will be all day on Sunday, October 20th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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