I’m so excited to bring you another edition of THE WEEKEND WARRIOR, your guide for the best events happening around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region every month! Here are several ideas for getting out as you explore this magical time of year.
PUMPKIN PATCHES AND CORN MAZES
THROUGH THE MONTH OF OCTOBER PUMPKIN PATCHES AROUND NORTHERN NEVADAFall has arrived, and Halloween is just around the corner! Does the photo above evoke feelings of nostalgia? As a child, do you remember the crisp air on your face as you sat atop a hayride or the first time you challenged yourself to navigate a corn maze? It’s time to gather the littles in your life, and make new memories at your favorite local pumpkin patch! Find your perfect gourd and enjoy the memorable activities offered at one of these favorite local farms throughout Northern Nevada!
ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER VIRGINIA CITY, NVNestled high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Virginia City is no stranger to the paranormal. This historic mining town has seen its fair share of spooky happenings, and Hauntober brings those stories to life. Explore the dark and winding streets, where every corner holds a tale of ghostly apparitions, restless spirits, and lingering mysteries. Hauntober offers a ghoulishly good time for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or just looking for some family-friendly fun, here are some of the hairy-raising happenings in October 2023:
“Voices From the Past” A Living Tour
“The Spirits Made Me Do It” Saloon Crawl
“Bats in the Belfry” Guided Ghost Tours
V&T Railroad The Red Light Angel Murder Mystery Train
V&T Railroad Ride to the Pumpkin Patch and Evening Adult Lighted Trains
“The Godmonster of Indian Flats” classic VC film 50th Anniversary Celebration
Paranormal Investigations & Haunted Tours
Safe Trick or Treating
And much, much more!! VisitVirginiaCityNV.com for all the intriguing details!
DARK CORNER HAUNTED HOUSE
ALL FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER, + THURS, OCT 16 & 26, & HALLOWEEN NIGHT NATIONAL BOWLING STADIUM – DOWNTOWN RENOAre you brave enough to walk the most elaborate, most terrifying haunted house experience in Reno? Dark Corner Haunted House is back this year, bigger and more frightening than ever at The National Bowling Stadium. The venue brings two separate immersive experiences filled with horrifying live actors, jaw-dropping special effects, and menacing monsters. 80+ live actors will leave you and your friends with hearts racing. While at the bowling stadium, you’ll have an opportunity to Cosmic Bowl (6-10 pm). Never fear… If you need a shot of courage, the Nightmare Bar is also open from 6-10 pm. Haunted attractions run until midnight. For more of the gory details and ticket sales, visit DarkCornerHaunt.com.
Did somebody out there ask for ROCK?? Well… you got it! Heavy metal, hard rock, and grunge are headed our way, and the lineup this month offers all the major guitar riffs, powerful percussions, strong bass, and aggressive vocals your eardrums can tolerate. Here’s the line-up:
OFFBEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5-7
MIDTOWN RENOReno’s vibrant music scene comes alive in Midtown Reno October 5-7 at the Off Beat Music Festival! Choose a 1, 2, or 3-day pass and experience up to 45 of the most talented up-and-coming music artists from near and far. 40 Mile Saloon, Chapel Tavern, Cypress Reno, The Holland Project, and Loving Cup set the stages for multiple genres of performers that will satisfy your aural desires. And when you need to appease your palate, Midtown Reno offers a variety of delicious dining options. Discover restaurants, lodging, and the collection of talents at this year’s event, and get tickets at OffBeatReno.com.
WINE, WALK & SHOP
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023
DOWNTOWN TRUCKEEThe Wine, Walk & Shop has been a cherished annual tradition since its inception in 2004, marking two decades of celebration in historic DowntownTruckee, California. This iconic autumn event is a testament to the town’s rich history, vibrant culture, and tight-knit community. Join the event where you’ll be presented with a keepsake wine glass to enjoy wine tastings at over 30 uniq
ue venues, complemented by delectable bite-sized treats from a variety of downtown restaurants. You’ll also receive a handy map to navigate all the participating locations and awesome wineries. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit TruckeeWineWalk.com.
THE GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10 am-7 pm) and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023 (10 am-6 pm)
THE ROW – DOWNTOWN RENO on SOUTH VIRGINIA STMANGIA! MANGIA! That’s what my Italian Godparents and neighbors used to holler across the dining room table every Sunday afternoon (and several other days when we were at their home). Not that we needed encouragement to partake in the feast that lay before us. The salami, prosciutto, mortadella, focaccia bread… Let’s just say there was never a shortage of food. Wonderful memories of the warm Italian culture… sigh. Here in Reno, The Great Italian Festival, it’s all about “The Sauce, The Smiles, and The Taste!” Highlights of this event include the Family Sauce Cook-Off, grape stomping, plenty of delicious food tastings, Kiddie Land, shopping with special vendors, live music, and the beloved characters on stilts. Learn more about this awesome annual event at Caesars.com.
THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 & OCTOBER 8, 2023 (noon-4 pm) C STREET – VIRGINIA CITY, NVWipe your calendars for the first weekend in October as The World Championship Outhouse Races take to C Street in Virginia City bringing chaos, excitement, and hilarity to your afternoon. This long-standing tradition dates back to when outdoor plumbing was outlawed and angry VC residents took to the streets with their outhouses in protest. It’s an all-out push to the toilet paper finish line where the fastest, outlandishly embellished outhouses will be crowned the winner for the cash grand prize. Each day, the amusement begins with a potty parade beginning at noon, with racing to follow. Ready to roll? Learn more at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.
DISNEY’S ENCANTO: THE SING-ALONG FILM CONCERT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORTWalt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film, Encanto, comes to life in a one-of-a-kind concert event, featuring the entire feature-length film and an on-stage band performing all the record-breaking hit songs from the beloved soundtrack. Encanto offers a magical and heartwarming vibe that celebrates family, culture, and the power of self-discovery. Its combination of enchanting visuals, music, and storytelling creates a unique and captivating cinematic experience. Learn more about this engaging family-friendly event, and purchase tickets ahead at GrandSierraResort.com.
OKTOBERFEST w/ THE YOUNG DUBLINERS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 (4 pm-?) and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 (11 am-?)
THE GLOW FESTIVAL PLAZA – 670 W 4th St, RenoPröst! The spirit of Münich makes its way to The Glow Festival Plaza near Downtown Reno. It’s time for Oktoberfest!! So dust off your lederhosen and dirndls, and bring your friends and family to this unforgettable celebration. You’ll raise a cup to good times, great company, and a little slice of Bavaria right here in our own backyard! Naturally, the event serves up savory brats and ice-cold brews. The sensational sounds of Celtic rock legends, The Young Dubliners, will get you out of your seats and onto the dance floor to work off those sausages. Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at TheGlowPlazaFestivalGrounds.com.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA FOOTBALL vs. UNLV REBELS- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023 (2 pm)
vs. UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO LOBOS- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023 (7:30 pm) MACKAY STADIUM, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADAThe Wolfpack needs your cheers and support! After a rough start to the season, it’s time to turn these games around and bring in the W’s. UNR plays host to in-state rival, UNLV Rebels on October 14 where you’ll witness the annual “Battle for the Fremont Cannon” and be part of a legacy that spans decades. Then celebrate Homecoming Weekend on October 28, when New Mexico takes to the field at Mackay Stadium. A bonafide Lobos-Wolfpack battle is in store. Learn more about the Wolfpack schedule and stats, and purchase tickets in advance at NevadaWolfpack.com.
PEPPA PIG SING-ALONG PARTY LIVE!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 (6 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTERDo you have a special little one in your life who’s all about Peppa Pig? The wildly popular British children’s show is touring the US and treats Reno fans to the adventures of a lovable pig named Peppa and her family and friends. Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, and Daddy Pig are throwing a Sing-Along Party at the Reno Events Center, and you are invited! The spirited cast will teach party-goers their favorite songs, including “Peppa Party Time” and “The Bing Bong Song.” Blow up those balloons and get the disco ball ready as you and your family bounce, boogie, sing, and clap with Peppa in this 60-minute interactive musical adventure! For more information and the link to ticket sales, visit PeppaPigLiveUS.com.
TIFFANY HADDISH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2023 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORTThe personality, charisma, and unique comedic style of TiffanyHaddish are simply infectious. Having faced multiple challenges throughout her life, from growing up in the foster system to living out of her car on the streets of LA, her difficult past has contributed to her resilience and ability to connect with audiences through humor. Haddish’s comedy often draws from her own experiences, providing a mix of relatability and authenticity. She is known for her candid and unfiltered storytelling of topics like her family, dating, and everyday encounters. Get a sense of Tiffany Haddish’s side-splitting standup HERE and visit GrandSierraResort.com for tickets and more info including the GSR’s new clear bag policy.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023 (8 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER
Brace yourself for the incomparable and unfiltered humor of Bill Burr. Burr is known for his no-holds-barred approach to comedy, as he doesn’t shy away from addressing sensitive topics, including race, gender, politics, and social issues. His delivery is often brutally honest, and he isn’t afraid to share his unpopular opinions. Animated and energetic, his approach and delivery will keep you on the edge of your seat through his show. Learn more about Bill Burr and get tickets to see him in Reno at BillBurr.com. Check out one of his comedy clips HERE. But don’t be upset with me if you get offended by this video. Fair warning… it’s raw and likely offensive.
RENO ZOMBIE CRAWL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 (6 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTERUnleash your inner undead and join the most electrifying event of the year! Named by USA Today as one of the 10 Best Costumed Halloween Parties in the Nation, and Redbook as the Best Way to Celebrate Halloween in all of Nevada, The Reno Zombie Crawl is one of the biggest bar crawls in the world! Here are a few reasons why you may want to join 20,000 other walking dead in Downtown Reno on October 21: Bar Apocalypse: Sip your way through Reno’s best bars and taverns offering exclusive zombie drink specials. With about 40 bars and taverns participating, you’ll navigate your way to quench your undead thirst. Thrilling Transformation: You’ll morph into your own ghoulish being, and recast yourself into a true creature of the night! Need creative help? YouTube has plenty of training tutorials to guide you. Dance of the Damned: Party like there’s no tomorrow with spine-tingling beats from themed live entertainment, dancers & DJs. All this and sooooo much more!! Find out more about additional party offerings at some of the venues, how/where to buy crawl cups, and more at CrawlReno.com.
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