5 Fun Fall Activities in Jefferson City

How are you spending this spooky season?


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Pumpkin spice, leaves changing there color, corn mazes, cold chill in the air, and all the holiday fun that could be imagined. We are on the verge of Halloween movie marathons; dressing up to be your favorite person, place, or thing. Getting dressed and grabbing that sweater that’s tucked away in the back of the dresser. It’s time to get spooky and embrace all things autumn: here are five fun fall activities you can do this fall season in Jefferson City.

Missouri State Penitentiary Haunted Ghost Tour  – year round
If you really want to get in to the spirit of Halloween, I recommend going on the two hour haunted ghost tour hosted at the state penitentiary. This is open to any person age 13 and up. It’s a long tour only lit by the dim light coming out of your tour guide’s flashlight. Also for those historians out there, you can learn the deep dark history of our former state penitentiary with in depth stories and spooky visuals. Make sure you book a tour in advance, so you don’t miss out on all the fun.

Missouri State Penitentiary | Jefferson City Prison Tours

Hayrides at Binder Park: Oct. 19 – Nov. 21
Enjoy the views as you bump around Binder Parks 644 acres. Each wagon holds 20 people, so invite your friends and family, but make sure you wear layers. The price for each wagon is $60 with a $25 deposit. For two wagons it is $120 with a $50 deposit. I recommend three layers on top and jeans or some sweats also wear a hat and warm socks.
Food Truck Friday: Oct. 29
For all my foodies out there, come down to the Miller Arts Performing center and have a bite. There are many different options from Cajun to Mexico street tacos, snacks like Ready Popped Kettle Corn, and  wash it all down with a drink from Fresh Lemonade Co. Before you leave, don’t mind stopping and listening to the local live musical groups.

Jeff City’s Most Haunted Ghost Walking Tour

If you enjoy learning the rich history of Jefferson City and also enjoy ghosts, check out the interactive tour through the city. Tickets are $10 per person through downtown. You get both a light workout and a fun scare, you might not ever look at Jefferson City the same again.

Theatrical Performances: Silent Sky (CCHS) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (JCHS)

Capital City High School has planned performances of Silent Sky. Silent Sky opens this Friday, Oct. 29th! Shows will be at 7:00 PM on 10/29, a 2:00 PM matinee and a 7:00 PM show on 10/30, and at 7:00 PM on 11/4, 11/5 and 11/6. The play is taking place in the CCHS Black Box.

Jefferson City High School is putting on a performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from November 4-6 tickets ranging from $5-7  you can see the wonderful world of Willy Wonka. The performance is happening at the Miller Performing Arts Center.