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


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

  2. EXPo Idaho


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

  17. Heritage Park


    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


    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


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