Best Fall Activities Near Helena

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By Chelsea Paschall

Autumn ushers in golden joy; think pumpkins & pumpkin flavored everything, mazes, hayrides, apple cider, crunching leaves, harvest time and haunted thrills. Alongside letting your imagination run wild in one of Helena’s many historical districts, venture out in the crisp air to visit these nearby attractions.

Townsend Fall Festival – Just a short jaunt from Helena is one Montana’s top Fall Festival. The town of Townsend is transformed into an autumn party for all ages. This three-day festival drums up community spirit with music, a car show, fireman’s breakfast and food and craft vendors for you to delight in.

Looking for more events? Check out our Top Ten Fall Events in Helena.

Johnson’s Pumpkin Patch – Make it 3 pumpkin patches and a haunted green house! There are lots of surprises instore to make special memories with family and friends. Johnson’s Farm Market also has fresh vegetables, jams & syrups, and baked goods (caramel apple anyone!?). If you’re in luck, the Spooks may be about.

Follow their Facebook page at Johnson’s Nursery and Gardens for up-to-date info.

Edgewater Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Love of agriculture and fun on the farm inspired the creators of Edgewater Farms to create a place for kids of ALL ages to play. There are over 15 attractions to make the most of your day. Check their website & social media for special events.

Pumpkin Princess Tea Party Sept 30 at Edgewater

Applestem Corn Maize and Pumpkin Patch – This sheep farm turned farm fun extravaganza is celebrating their 17th season. Along with farm animals, Applestem has heaps of entertaining attractions to explore. This year’s 10-acre corn maze is dedicated “Happy 150th Yellowstone National Park”. Check their website & social media for special events.

Get Crafty – Haunt our Events Page for craft opportunities. Mountain Sage Gallery, ExplorationWorks, Hammer & Stain, The Holter and Lewis & Clark Library are all hosting chances to get creative this season.

Enjoy the Colorful Outdoors – Take to the trails, water, or scenic drives to see Helena’s natural landscape.

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