Fall is here, and with the weather cooling down (soon) that means it’s time for tons of different activities and events for the whole family. From the fair to pumpkin patches to cozy places to grab a warm drink, there is something to do in Fresno during fall for the whole family. Here is our ultimate list of fall activities in Fresno.
If you’re a Fresno native, you know that the Big Fresno Fair is one of the biggest events of the year! Grab a yummy treat, see a concert, watch the horse races, or shop one of the many vendors during this week long event from October 4th – 15th.
Celebrate Scottish heritage and culture with the Annual Scottish Gathering and Games. There will be music, food, shopping, and even live medieval battle demonstrations. This event happens September 16th.
This annual faire brings you back to the 1500s with food, shopping, and live events all weekend long from November 11th – 12th! Experience two entertainment stages, jousting, an armored battle, and meet King Henry VIII.
Come experience the Fresno Chaffee Zoo with a spooky twist! Treats for the littles, pumpkins, a pirate ship, and of course… adorable animals! The ZooBoo lasts from October 12th to the 28th.
Love to dress up your pup? Come bring them to the annual BullyBoo Walk! This event is not limited to only bully breeds, and it’s a great way to get your pup some exercise while showing off their best costumes. There is also doggy trick-or-treating, vendors, and a costume contest.
Visit the Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch! You can not only pick the perfect pumpkin, but there are also tons of activities and vendors for you to enjoy with your family.
Location: 40004 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to Dusk & Weekends 9am to Dusk
Planet Pumpkin is a truly unique pumpkin patch experience. There are rides, food vendors, sweets, face painting, and of course, pumpkins!
Location: 640 E Nees Ave Fresno, CA 93720
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, 9am-11pm on weekends
Pick a pumpkin straight from the vine at the LoMac Pumpkin Patch!
Location: 2674 N Westlawn Ave. Fresno, CA 93723
Hours: Fri-Sun 10am-6pm, Closed Mon-Thurs
Want to go on a hay ride or a steam train ride before you pick your pumpkin? Check out Hillcrest Farms! It’s a gorgeous ranch, that’s a popular spot for field trips. No scary monsters here, this pumpkin patch is suitable for all ages.
Location: 6943 S. Reed Ave. Reedley, CA 93654
Hours: Sept. 30th to Oct. 29th. Weekends from 10am-5pm.
Discover 17 unique pumpkin varieties, enjoy hay rides and photo opportunities, taste delicious cheeses from the farm’s animals, savor mouthwatering food, and browse various vendors across the property at Sweet Thistle Farms and Rock Oaks Goat Creamery.
Location: 5365 N. Mendocino Avenue Clovis, California
Hours: Fri-Sun 10 AM-4PM
Hobb’s Grove is one of the most popular places to go in Fresno during Halloween. The most popular attractions at Hobb’s Grove are the Haunted Hayride, Haunted House, and the Haunted Forest. However, the Midway also offers food, music, concessions, shopping, and even tarot and palm reading! You’ll also see fun characters walking around or hanging out around the fire pits.
Raisin Hell Ranch is not for the faint of heart. If you have kids 13 and up who are looking for a scarier place to go this Halloween, this may be the place for you! Raisin Hell Ranch claims to be the scariest haunt in the Valley, so enter at your own risk! They have two haunted cornfields to choose from, Deadwood and Sinister.
13 Shadows is a haunted house located off on North Blackstone. As you walk through this haunted house, each room will have fun scares as well as a haunting folk story to go with it!
Formerly known as The Revue, this cozy Tower District coffee shop is the perfect place to get a warm coffee or tea, or pick up a yummy bakery treat.
Location: 620 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Hours: Every day from 7am to 5pm, open until 7pm on Thursdays.
More than just a coffee shop, On the Edge in Old Town Clovis is also a great place to grab a bite to eat and listen to live music on their cozy patio!
Location: 412 Pollasky Ave Clovis, CA 93612
Hours: Mon-Thurs 6:30am-5pm, Fri 6:30am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-9:30pm
Looking for a place to celebrate not only coffee, but also your love of God? Kuppa Joy combines love of God, people, and coffee all in one place! Stop by any of their locations for a delicious cup of coffee and a yummy bite to eat.
Locations: The Joy Thru – 6747 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
Grand Cafe Fresno – 8821 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
Old Town Clovis – 518 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612
Tower District – 1900 N Echo Ave, Fresno, CA 93704
Fig Garden – 6011 N Palm Ave, Fresno, CA 93704
Hours: Varies by Location
Located in quaint Old Town Clovis, this rustic coffee shop gives off all of the perfect fall vibes. Come grab a warm coffee, specialty matcha, or wellness drink while enjoying the Old Town Clovis scenery.
Location: 608 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Closed Sun.
If you want to lean into the magical side of fall, then check out the Alchemist Coffee Lab in Tower District where you’ll feel like a true wizard. At the Alchemist Coffee Lab, they can brew just about any kind of coffee or tea you can think of!
Location: 1306 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Weekends 8am-4pm
Not a coffee person? No worries! Teazer World Tea Market is one of the best places in town where you can get delicious specialty tea. Their cozy and inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to relax during a cool fall day. And what goes great with tea? Cake of course! Teazer also features a bakery selection of yummy baked goods.
Locations: Tower District – 645 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
River Park – 115 E Paseo Del Centro, Fresno, CA 93720
Sierra Vista – 1180 Shaw Ave #103, Clovis, CA 93612
West Shaw – 3140 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
Hours: Varies by location
One of the best craft cocktail bars in town, the Modernist has a great menu with specialty seasonal cocktails to enjoy. There is something here for everyone, and it’s always a good time here!
Location: 719 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721
Hours: Wed & Thurs 5pm-11pm, Friday & Sat 4pm-1am, Sun 4pm-11pm
A new addition to the Modernist, the Bespoke Cocktail Lounge is a reservation-only lounge where you can get a customized drink. Bespoke doesn’t do menus, instead, you tell the bartenders the flavors you like, and they will make you a custom drink that’s perfectly suited to your tastes.
Location: 711 Fulton Street Fresno, CA, 93721
Hours: Wed-Sat 5pm-11pm, last seating at 9pm
This snazzy cocktail lounge is a great place for a fall cocktail as well as a place to enjoy live music. The Howlin’ Wolf is located in the heart of the Tower District, and it’s definitely a place to check out if you haven’t been there yet!
Location: 920 E Olive Ave., Fresno, CA, United States, California
Hours: Sun-Wed 3pm-12am, Thurs-Sat 3pm-1:30am
Want to experience the fresh fall air while enjoying a specialty drink? Then check out the rooftop bar at Quail State in Downtown Fresno! Enjoy both a fall drink from their fall menu and a “bar bite” to accompany it while enjoying the Downtown Fresno skyline. Spots fill up fast, so make sure to make your reservations ASAP.
Location: 1060 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721
Hours: Mon 5pm-10pm, Thurs 1pm-11pm, Fri 1pm-12am, Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-9pm