The summer is winding down. Brisk air, layered outfits and pumpkin spice are on the horizon. Fall is here, and you’re looking to spend time in Bismarck, North Dakota.

You’ll need two things:

  1. A nice, warm place to spend your downtime (EverSpring Inn & Suites, of course!).
  2. A breakdown of all of the unique and fun activities Bismarck has to offer!

Look no further. Here’s four of our favorite ways to spend our fall days here in Bismarck!


1. Applefest

Location:  1.5 miles (5 minutes) from our our EverSpring Inn

Applefest at Buckstop Junction is the perfect way to welcome the fall season in North Dakota!

On September 24-25, celebrate the autumn harvest and North Dakota heritage with live music, games, fresh-baked goods, arts and crafts, and more! Enjoy live performances from Church of Cash and 6-year-old singing sensation Herlof Huso.

Your experience at Applefest supports patient services for the Bismarck Cancer Center.


2. Zoo Boo

Location:  1.5 miles (5 minutes) from our our EverSpring Inn

Looking for a safe place to take the kids trick-or-treating? 

Zoo Boo is the place to be! Visit the Dakota Zoo for an unforgettable Halloween experience. Trick-or-treat from area businesses, visit your favorite zoo animals, and enjoy the spooky-themed decorations!

Admission is $5 for both children and adults.


3. Downtowners Street Fair

Location: 1 mile (15 minute walk)

An arts, craft, and food show and street fair put on by the Downtowners? Sign me up!

In its 49th year, the Street Fair lines the streets of downtown Bismarck for a full weekend. Spanning over 7 city blocks and featuring great food, live entertainment and tons of activities for the kids, the Street Fair is one of the premier fall activities in Bismarck.

This year, the Street Fair will take place September 16th, 2022 from 10am-8pm, and September 17th, 2022 from 9am-6pm.


4. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 7 miles (14 minute drive) from our EverSpring Inn hotel.

Look at all those pumpkins!

Another great place to enjoy fall fun with the family is Papa’s Pumpkin Patch!

The kids will love all of the free activities, like the Touchstone Nature Trail, Bale Mazes, Slacklines, Human Foosball, and more! Enjoy warm and cold beverages, Papa’s famous pumpkin cookies, and other pumpkin treats. 

If you need any more convincing: Travel Channel named Papa’s one of the top-10 pumpkin patches in the country (it’s true)!


So… which activities will you enjoy?

Whether you’re looking to enjoy an apple festival, take the kids trick-or-treating at the Zoo, walk around at the Street Fair, or visit one of the country’s premier pumpkin patches, Bismarck is the place to be this fall!

Click here to book your Bismarck getaway at the EverSpring Inn now! We are close to everything Bismarck has to offer.