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There is no month that lends itself to festivals and events like October. You can feel the change in the air as winter is fast approaching. It won’t be long before the “snow seekers” make their trek, so why not make the most out of October and enjoy these one-of-a kind activities in the High Sierra.

Vossler Farms Corn Maze

Opening Sept. 28, 2019

Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch
Image appears courtesy: Vossler Farms

Nothing says October more than a pumpkin patch and corn maze. And one of most exciting ones is the Vossler Farms Corn Maze. In its 20th year, the design is already thought out when they plant the corn in the spring using a GPS tracker. Built across ten acres, the design is based on a theme. For example, in 2015 it was landmarks. So, the maze was filled with interesting landmarks covering the map of the USA. The farm also features hay rides, train rides, a haunted trail and a petting zoo on the weekends.

Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour

October 17th & 18th, 2019

Truckee Historic Haunted Tour
Image appears courtesy: Truckee Chamber of Commerce

Truckee may be a lively town filled with upscale boutiques, wine shops and award-winning fine dining, but it wasn’t always so. As part of the annual Historical Haunted Tour, you can experience its past through talented characters that engage in rowdy tales of its history in seven historical sites located throughout downtown Truckee.

Note: The Historical Haunted Tour is always a sell-out event and tickets go on sale July 4th every year.

All Hallows Fantasy Faire

October 26th – 27th, 2019

All Hallows Fantasy Faire
Image appears courtesy: Visit Tuolumne

What started as a way to celebrate the Celtic festival of Samhain has now transformed to include all types of fantasy. This two-day fantasy faire features live music, food, drink, a variety of other entertainers such as Carpathian storytellers and even a Burning of the Harvestman on Saturday night. The All Hallows Fantasy Faire has a strong focus on creativity in regards to costumes. They encourage the public to design original costumes and not wear store-bought items.

From spooky to fantasy filled, don’t miss out on these unrivaled events all across the month of October in the High Sierra. We guarantee you’ll forget about your worries in the world and leave in a good mood.

Author: Alex Silgalis

Alex Silgalis is an outdoors travel writer who enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, or having a cold one from a local mountain brewery. See more of Alex’s work at

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