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Fall Fun Guide: Fall Fun In and Around the Sioux Falls Area

Sep 22, 2022 ● By The Hood Magazine

Twenty things to do this fall with your family, in and around the Sioux Falls area!

Farm Fun SD 

Experience life on a real farm and more! We have baby animals, train and hay rides, and multiple different play areas. Fun for all ages! We are located at 47449 276 Street, Worthing, SD, 6 miles South of Sioux Falls. Open Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5, or via appointment for tours.  


Children's Museum of South Dakota 

Road trip to Brookings, SD, 50 miles north of Sioux Falls and play along with us! Take care of your furry friends in our new Whiskers & Tails Veterinary Office. Visit our Nano exhibit before it travels away. Say "hi" to Mama T. Rex and her son Max, too! 


Riverview Christmas Tree Farm's Pumpkin Festival 

Bring out your family and friends to enjoy a fall day September 24-25, October 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16. Enjoy activities for all ages like pumpkin picking, fall treats, farm animals, LIVE music, shopping and so much more! As always, we offer FREE ADMISSION! Limited field trips are available. Book today! 


Jaycees Feargrounds Kid's Day  

Kid’s Day is a fun, non-scary afternoon for younger children to enjoy Halloween festivities at the Jaycees Feargrounds! The haunted house is brightly lit for children to trick-or-treat through the maze filled with non-scary characters passing out candy, along with many other activities. Join us October 23rd from 2-4 p.m. 


Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch 

South Dakota's premier pumpkin patch is brimming with fall fun and adventure! Enjoy the 150-foot giant slides, interactive corn mazes, zip lines, bounce pillow, sunflowers, pumpkin picking and so much more. It's everything you'd ever want in a fall destination and worth the short drive to Yankton!  


Country Apple Orchard 

Country Apple Orchard is 50 acres of fun! The Fall Festival brings it to life with apple picking, corn maze, concessions, petting zoo and attractions such as SD's largest jumping pillows, zip lines, hayrides, 160ft corn pit, apple cannons and so much more! An amazing experience for the whole family! 


SD Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus Sioux Falls 

The purpose of The Outdoor Campus is to provide hands-on experiences in hunting, fishing, outdoor skills, and conservation science. Free educational classes for all ages are held year-round. Visitors can explore a butterfly garden, an outdoor playscape, and enjoy over 2 miles of trails for walking and cross-country skiing. 


Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club 

The Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club is proud to offer Learn to Skate classes! Learn to Skate offers fun and engaging group classes for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Class offerings include Tots (ages 2-3), Snowplow 1-3 (ages 4-6), Basic 1-6, Pre-freeskate-Freeskate 6, and teen and adult (14+). 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park            

At Jellystone Park you’ll find numerous activities such as: mini-golf, swimming (as weather permits), laser tag, the Jumping Pillow, corn maze, and visits from Yogi Bear. 


Spooky Science 

Visit the Washington Pavilion for an enjoyable event filled with spooky and fun activities for all ages! Explore art and science while experimenting with boo bubbles, squishy slime and more! All children will take home a bag of Halloween treats! 


Spend a day at a Farmers Market and find all the great fall produce available! Maybe try out something new! 

Go for a nature hike at one of our great area parks and see how many different shapes and colors of leaves you can find. You can bring them home to create fun leaf art! 

It’s football season! Create a fun game day spread. 

Decorate for fall…and for Halloween! September brings mums, but October is the time for spider webs. Find some cute things to decorate your front door area! 

Find all the trunk-or-treat opportunities around town! Visit our calendar at as Halloween draws closer! 

Bake an apple pie (with those apple’s from the orchard)! Don’t just stop at apple pie, though! You can make apple cider, cinnamon apple rings, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, and more! Find a few new ways to enjoy that apple! 

Get the kids to help rake up leaves, but then let them jump into it and play.  

Don’t toss those pumpkin “guts.” Scoop out the seeds and roast them for a healthy snack! 

Soups on! Find a new soup recipe to try out, perhaps with some of those ingredients from the Farmer’s Market!  

Get your family photos taken! Fall in South Dakota provides a beautiful backdrop for family photos, and if you get them done soon, they’ll be ready in time to send in holiday cards! P.S. See tips to make your session great on page 8.