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!
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.
Lowe Family Farmstead5
Lowe Family Farmstead - drop by for a variety of fun activities, including the pumpkin patch, the candy cannon or the pig races.
34th Street Market7
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.
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.
Twin Oaks Farm10
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.
Ann Morrison Park11
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.
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.
Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site15
Idaho Old Penitentiary – on October 25-26 enjoy “Thriller” dances, tours of haunted cells, and past inmate stories while enjoying food and drinks.
The Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel16
The Sapphire Room – always great events and classic Halloween movies. Chow down with movie snacks included with tickets.
Heritage Park - Welcome fall with the Eagle Harvest Festival in Downtown with live music, family games, food, and even fun times for the kids!
Bohemian Bloom and Herb Farm18
Bohemian Bloom and Herb Farm – inhale the autumn scents while you harvest grapes, herbs and flowers while experiencing food and music.
YMCA Downtown Boise19
YMCA – Come join this Halloween Carnival downtown, where games, face painting, and a bouncy house stand ready, and of course, COME IN COSTUME!