Fall Activities in & around Omaha

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Raise your hand if fall is your favorite time of year! The air is crisp and the trees show off their colors. Make memories with your family this fall in Omaha! There are so many fun fall activities happening in September, October, and November. See how many you can check off your list! 

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50+ Fall Activities to do in Omaha

  1. Buy a pretty mum for your front step from Mulhalls Nursery.  
  2. Take a drive to see fall colors. Platte River State Park in Louisville and Mahoney State Park in Ashland are both worth the drive. 
  3. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows.
  4. Plan ahead and plant bulbs in your garden for next spring. 
  5. Host a fall potluck with your friends. Try one of our favorite apple recipes.
  6. Go to a fall festival! AppleJack Festival and Fields of Flight are two of our favorites. 
  7. Hang a festive wreath on your door.
  8. Get a teal pumpkin for Halloween. 
  9. Plan a date night (or day) at a local winery. We recommend Soaring Wings, Cellar 426, and Bella Terre Vineyard.
  10. Take a hike at Fontenelle Forest
  11. Enjoy the nostalgia of Friday Night Light at a high school football game. 
  12. Buy apples and pumpkins and other fall produce at the farmers market. The Old Market Farmers Market is open through October 14.  
  13. Take your kids to a not-so spooky halloween event.
  14. Plan a family theme for Halloween costumes. Mario Brothers, Marvel, Toy Story, and 101 Dalmations are all fun ideas! 
  15. Stock up on fall and winter clothes for your kids at a consignment sale
  16. Feeling spooky? Head to a haunted house or Ranch of Terror at Bellevue Farms. 
  17. Impress your family and bake an apple pie.  
  18. Curl up with a pumpkin spice latte from a local coffee shop.
  19. Go to the Omaha River City Rodeo at CHI Health Center.
  20. Test your bravery at Museum of Shadows (it was voted the most haunted museum in the world!).
  21. Pack up the car and head to one of these hiking trails for a fun day trip.
  22. Collect leaves and get the crayons out to make leaf rubbings or string them together to make a garland.
  23. Jump in a pile of leaves.
  24. Make these super simple pumpkin muffins. They only have 2 ingredients! 
  25. Put on your Halloween costume and head to the Zoo for Ghouls & Glow
  26. Watch spooky Halloween movies.
  27. Go apple picking and then bake apple cobbler!
  28. Make a thankful jar and read all the things you’re thankful for at Thanksgiving. 
  29. Carve pumpkins and then toast the seeds. 
  30. Throw a tailgate party. 
  31. Take family photos. Check out some of our favorite local spots to take photos
  32. Get lost in a corn maze.
  33. Spend an afternoon playing at a pumpkin patch
  34. Go trick or treating at the Durham Museum
  35. Walk through Dundee neighborhood and check out the Halloween decorations.
  36. Enjoy the Symphony Spooktacular: Dia de los Muertes at the Holland Center. 
  37. Go to a Huskers game. Cheer on Big Red! 
  38. Eat apple cider donuts from Kimmel Orchard
  39. Get a jump start on holiday shopping at a craft fair. 
  40. Go to Halloween Boo Bash at Village Pointe shopping center. 
  41. Celebrate Oktoberfest
  42. Order a Reuben sandwich at Crescent Moon
  43. Walk through the haunted cornfield at Scary Acres.
  44. Don’t want to carve pumpkins? Paint them instead! 
  45. Go glamping at Kimberly Creek Retreat in Ashland. 
  46. Have a “yes” day with your kids. 
  47. Hang out at an alpaca farm (reservations required). 
  48. Check out the newly opened Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing downtown.
  49. Visit the Wicked Plants Display at Lauritzen Gardens.  
  50. Cheer on the Union Omaha soccer team. 
  51. Take the kids to the library and check out a stack of fall-themed books. Go home and build a fort and spend the afternoon reading. 

52. Take advantage of the cooler temps and explore a state park.

What’s on your list of things to do in the fall in Omaha? 

Andrea Cooley
Omaha Mom is written by moms, for moms. We provide genuine parenting resources, events and community through connecting and empowering local Omaha Moms.