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Fall in Medora

Fall in Medora

by Victoria Ledum | August 15, 2023

The weather’s getting cooler, leaves are falling, and pumpkins are being spiced. As the Badlands begin to boom with autumn colors, we’ve got plenty of fun awaiting you this fall in Medora.

From Broadway musicals to Hot Air Balloons, there’s no shortage of adventure in this western destination. Take in the scenic buttes, dive into the unique history, and explore the charming town of Medora, North Dakota. Read through our recommendations and find the perfect fall escape in Medora!

Your Stay While You’re Away

The warmest hospitality and coziest rooms can be found in the historic Rough Rider Hotel. Tuck into bed for restful relaxation then take in the history and beauty of the property. Enjoy some hot coffee in the lobby and grab a book from the shelves of the largest private library of books on, and by, Theodore Roosevelt.

The Big show

We’ve got big stars booked in Medora. If you’re a fan of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, or Jerry Lee Lewis, you need to see Million Dollar Quartet. This Broadway musical tells the true story of four music legends playing together for the first and only time.

Catch the rockin’ show at historic Old Town Hall Theater, Wednesdays through Sundays, September 14 – October 29. Tickets start at $37.99, click here to purchase!

Time to dine

Hungry? We’ve got you covered. Find comfort food, quick bites, and fine dining just a footstep away. Stop by Boots Bar n Grill or the Little Missouri for traditional American fare. Get your pumpkin spice latte fix along with coffee, snacks, and sandwiches from Hidden Springs Java.  

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner stop by Theodore’s Dining Room. This renowned restaurant is conveniently located in the Rough Riders Hotel and serves up five-star meals prepared by gourmet chefs. P.S. don’t skip out on drinks! Enjoy a handmade cocktail or cold beer at Teddy’s Tavern.

Indulge in retail therapy

Commemorate your trip with a souvenir! Stop by Rough Riders Gift to find hand-crafted art, jewelry, accessories, and housewares. Then, pop over next door to Lilly & Zella’s. This adorable boutique has all the latest fashions and top-notch goods. 

Just a block over, peruse Buffalo Gap’s diverse stock of apparel, décor, and unique treasures. It’s never too early for holiday shopping!

More to do in town

Our fall is full of excitement and unmissable moments in Medora! Check out our calendar for annual favorites and brand new events.

September 8 – 10

A fan favorite held during the last weekend of the Medora Musical. Watch as hot air balloons soar over the badlands and capture some truly impressive photos. Plus, bring or buy a kite and join in kite flying over western skies. 

September 9 – 10

New this year! Grab a partner and head to Point to Point Park to see if your mini golf skills are up to par! The champions will win a sweet prize, not to mention bragging rights. Register by September 1st here! 

October 7

Beer AND bacon, sounds like the perfect event! Tour participating businesses around Medora and enjoy samples of beer and bacon appetizers.
Purchasing your tickets in advance is suggested, this event often sells out. 

October 28

On the hunt for some haunts? Head over to Boots for boos and booze! This annual party is complete with speciality drinks, a DJ, and a costume contest.

October 28

Find hand-crafted art and homemade goods. Take time to browse, chat with small business owners, get to know local artists, and pick up a treat or a trinket!

November 10

Join the Medora Chamber Of Commerce for a chance to win guns, hunting supplies and many other prizes as you enjoy a delicious supper after your first gun hunt of 2023. Tickets sold at the door! Hunters, women, and kids are all invited- prizes for ALL!

November 11

Kick off your holiday shopping season in Medora. Stop into local stores, find unique goodies and the perfect gifts while enjoying snack and sips.