Fall Activities in Rhode Island
As the crisp air rolls in, the leaves start changing, and we officially enter the Fall season, let the festivities begin! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and seasonal attractions that Rhode Island has to offer. We’ve created a list of budget-friendly Fall activities for friends and the whole family to enjoy!
Halloween Spooktacular Trunk or Treat
East Providence, RI
Saturday, October 23rd, 11-3 PM
Head on over to Pierce Memorial Stadium for an afternoon of games, pumpkin decorating, DIY projects, and more! All are welcome to dress in costume and participate in decorating your trunk to hand out candy to trick-o-treaters! Read more about this fun Fall event.
Bristol Halloween Walkabout
Sunday, October 24th, 12-3 PM
Stroll the shops of downtown Bristol for an afternoon of trick-o-treating fun! Be sure to bring your kids (in costume) to collect some sweet treats at participating businesses. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by 423 Hope St for a treat!
Linden Place “Night at the Mansion” Halloween Haunt
Thursday, October 28th, 7-9 PM
Experience the Linden Place mansion like never before with a night of Halloween-inspired fun! The historic Bristol mansion will offer eerie candlelit tours, live entertainment, prizes, a cash bar, and more with their first annual Night at the Mansion Halloween Haunt. Don’t miss out on this frighteningly fun event, book your tickets here.
Ghost Tours of Newport
Get yourself into the Halloween spirit by taking a lantern-led evening stroll through the streets of historic Newport. Discover the haunted past of Old Towne Colonial District, led by a professional guide for a 90 minute tour spanning less than a mile. Book your tour here.
Corn Maze & Hay Rides at Escobar’s Farm
Head on over to Escobar’s Farm to explore their intricate corn maze that spans over 8 acres. Try your luck at navigating your way through the corn maze, with or without a map! The farm also offers hay rides, “hay play”, and a giant pumpkin patch for the kids to enjoy.
Pumpkin Picking at Fourtown Farm
(Sneaking in a Massachusetts favorite) Savor the Fall season by picking your own pumpkins at Fourtown Farm. Enjoy a tractor ride on the weekend, explore the vast pumpkin patch, or check out their farm stand for an assortment of seasonal vegetables, wreaths, gourds, and more!
Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
The iconic walk-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo is a must-see during any Fall season! The intricately carved pumpkins are a jaw-dropping sight-to-see and will leave you in awe. The event features a quarter-mile long walkway, with over 5,000 themed pumpkins to raise money for the zoo’s conservation efforts. Purchase your tickets in advance here.
Providence Monster Dash 5-K & Kids Dash
Participants must dash to the finish line through RIPTA tunnels overrun by zombies! Wear your favorite costume and jump into the Halloween spirit with this unique race experience! Register in advance or learn more information here.
The Fall season wouldn’t be complete without Football! Fridays under the lights hold a special place in our hearts with this beloved Fall tradition. Support your local high school team and rejoice in the lively community atmosphere. Don’t miss your chance to experience a game at the pristine new football field in East Providence!
La Gondola’s Haunted Gondola Rides
Climb aboard the Viaggio di Fantasme or “Trip of Ghosts” for an authentic Venetian gondola ride accompanied by a narrated ghost tour of the Providence Riverwalk. Book your ride to learn about the haunted happenings of Providence, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October.