Fall Activities

Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!

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    Finer Frames

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    Eagle Plein Air Festival & Competition - from October 9-16, enjoy this festival and competition that features professional and non-professional artists.

  2. EXPo Idaho

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    Gem Faire - from October 29-31, browse gems, crystals, minerals, jewelry and beads from over 40 exhibitors and enter a drawing for prizes.

     

  3. Linder Farms

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    Linder Farms - with their fall festival running until October 31, stop by and see various attractions, play games, or go for a hay wagon ride.

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    Meridian Downtown Business Association

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    Trunk or Treat  - On October 21 from 6:00-9:00pm, bring your kids to downtown Meridian to play games and enjoy the costume parade.

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    Lowe Family Farmstead

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    Lowe Family Farmstead - drop by for a variety of fun activities, including the pumpkin patch, the candy cannon or the pig races.

  6. The Village at Meridian

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    Villains at the Village - this Halloween-themed event October 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm includes face painting and animal expert Corbin Maxey.

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    34th Street Market

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    Harvest on the Water - from 4:00-9:00pm October 15-16, visit this free family-friendly festival with live music, a kid zone, and more.

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    Kuna Greenbelt

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    Idaho Renaissance Faire - bring the family to the Kuna Greenbelt on October 9-10 and enjoy tournaments, dances, and reenactments of Medieval Western European culture.

     

  9. AR Workshop Meridian

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    AR Workshop - take classes at this popular DIY shop, including making your own chunky blanket to enjoy a cozy fall.

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    Twin Oaks Farm

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    Twin Oaks Farm – visit Nyah’s Haunted Woods for corn mazes, petting zoos, and hayrides, but stick around to witness what lurks when night falls.

  11. Ann Morrison Park

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    Ann Morrison Park – on October 26 bring your costume and partake in a 1-mile or 5K YMCA Halloween Run with prizes and other activities.

  12. Idaho Botanical Garden

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    Idaho Botanical Gardens – walk through Scarecrow Stroll as you choose your favorite pumpkin and sip from local breweries in the midst of live music.

  13. Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead

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    Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead – dive into Idaho’s agricultural at this event where kids can enjoy panning for gold, yard games, and a trip back in time.

  14. Friends Of Zoo Boise

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    Zoo Boise – in October experience Spooktacular at night with the animals and relish in the costumes, venues, and special encounters at this Boise landmark.

  15. Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site

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    Idaho Old Penitentiary – on October 25-26 enjoy “Thriller” dances, tours of haunted cells, and past inmate stories while enjoying food and drinks.

  16. The Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel

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    The Sapphire Room – always great events and classic Halloween movies.  Chow down with movie snacks included with tickets.

  17. Heritage Park

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    Heritage Park - Welcome fall with the Eagle Harvest Festival in Downtown with live music, family games, food, and even fun times for the kids!

  18. Bohemian Bloom and Herb Farm

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    Bohemian Bloom and Herb Farm – inhale the autumn scents while you harvest grapes, herbs and flowers while experiencing food and music.

  19. YMCA Downtown Boise

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    YMCA  – Come join this Halloween Carnival downtown, where games, face painting, and a bouncy house stand ready, and of course, COME IN COSTUME!