10 Best Things to Do in Bozeman in the Fall - Bozeman Real Estate Group


10 Best Things to Do in Bozeman in the Fall

10 Best Things to Do in Bozeman in the Fall

On Sep 12, 2022

Raise your hand if you're ready to say goodbye to the summer heat and hello to fall in Bozeman! We are so excited for the shift in seasons and are looking forward to all the fun things there are to do in Bozeman in the fall!

#1 Fall Festival at Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm

A visit to Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm is a classic Bozeman tradition in the fall, and fun for the whole family! This year beginning on September 30th the Fall Festival at Gallatin Valley Botanical will be open to the public. They have wagon rides, pumpkin picking at the pumpkin patch, apple picking, cider pressing, and more! They also have a farm stand that will be stocked with seasonal produce, carving pumpkins, apple cider, and many more items. They do have reservations available, but they also accept walk-ins. We love that the owners have done a fantastic job of keeping this long standing Bozeman tradition alive!

#2 Go to a Corn Maze

The Montana Corn Maze will be opening on September 17th in Manhattan. They will have a 5-acre maze with 3 different levels of challenges, a wagon ride, a barrel trail for kids, and many more fun activities! They are encouraging online reservations and buying tickets ahead of time this year to avoid the crowds. Visit their website for details. Photo credit: Montana Corn Maze Facebook page. 

#3 Visit the Farmers' Market

With harvest season in full swing, fall is the best time to visit Bozeman farmers' markets! The Tuesday night farmers market at Lindley Park ends September 13th and the Gallatin Valley Farmers' Market at the Fairgrounds ends September 10th. But, the Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market starts on October 1st at the Fairgrounds! The Winter Farmers' Market has an on and off schedule throughout the winter so be sure to check their website for dates. 

#4 Try an Escape Room

Escape Rooms have gotten very popular over the last few years, and for a good reason, they are so fun! Escape Rooms are mystery game that puts you into a themed adventure with a mystery that you have one hour to solve. There are many different themes including Apollo 13, a diamond heist, and The Temple of The Abyss. There are two in Bozeman, the Bozeman Breakout Escape Room and Escape 406.

#5 Pitch a Hammock in Lindley Park

Lindley Park is beautiful year-round, but as the leaves start to turn, this is the place you want to be! Tie your hammock to a tree and enjoy looking up at all the changing leaves. If a hammock isn't your style, bring a blanket or camp chairs and enjoy this beautiful corner of Bozeman.; 

#6 Take Your Bike for a Spin

Have you ever ridden a bike through a pile of leaves? We don’t care how old you are, hopping on your bike and enjoying the crisp fall air is one of the best things to do in Bozeman in the fall! Find the nearest Main Street to the Mountains trail access and explore this wonderful network of trails that winds throughout Bozeman. One of our favorite new bike rides in Bozeman starts at the new Story Mill Park and takes the "Path to the M", a paved multi-use path on the north side of Bridger Drive, to the M and Drinking Horse trailheads.

#7 Grab a Pumpkin-Spice-Something and Stroll Downtown

There are a handful of great locally-owned coffee shops downtown that will be serving up some delicious, fall-inspired drinks. So grab a pumpkin spice something at Wild Joes, Rockford Coffee or Zocalo Coffee House and take a walk downtown! Here are our favorite local coffee shops.

#8 Go on a Hike

Lucky for us, there are so many trails in and around Bozeman where you can enjoy the fall colors along with beautiful views, lakes, and waterfalls. Click here for our list of the best fall hikes in Bozeman.

#9 Go to a Football Game

Nothing says fall like a football game and after missing out last year fans are excited to get back into the stands! On any given game day Bobcat stadium will be full of fans cheering them on. There is also plenty of opportunities to cheer on our high school teams and head to a Hawks or Raptors game!

#10 Pumpkin Carving Contest

We can't say for sure if this event is happening this year, but it's one of our favorites so we are keeping it on the list! The Kenyon Noble Annual Junior Carpenter Pumpkin Carving Contest is a free event open to kids 12 and under. Kenyon Noble provides the pumpkins, and awards prizes to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. They have three event locations in Belgrade, Bozeman, and Livingston. You can check the community page of their website for updates.

Looking for ideas outside of Bozeman? Click here for 10 things to do in the fall in Montana


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