Idaho is one of the best states to see summer turn to autumn! The leaves change, pumpkin patches and corn mazes galore, and there’s a chill in the air that just feels like the holidays are approaching. Whether you’re going on a romantic date, a night of family fun, or just staying in for a night in your Boise home is the place to be in October.
Here are five places you should be sure to visit this fall season:
Join Boise locals for weekly fun at this fall-filled, fun, festival of pumpkins! This family friendly attraction sports activities like a winding corn maze, a pumpkin patch, delicious food, hayrides, and more from 11am to 10pm Monday through Thursday. The Farmstead turns into a haunted experience from dark until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays lasting throughout October called The Field of Screams, so those with a thirst for the spooky side of Halloween!
Boise honors this culturally rich holiday by highlighting local, independent filmmakers in a horror filled, yet sophisticated, film, food, and music festival called The Idaho Horror FIlm Festival. This fresh, new tradition (2017 will be it’s third year in town) is sure to be a good source of nightlife from 6pm to 1am the nights of October 12th, 13th, and 14th.
The Idaho Botanical Gardens turn into a maze of scarecrows this October in Boise! Families, Businesses, and organizations can pitch into the fun by creating their own scarecrow to display in the Gardens for the Scarecrow Stroll. You may even get some great ideas to use in your own Boise home decorating. See the imaginations of our town Boise as you find your way through the Scarecrow Stroll any day Monday through Thursday 9am to 5pm, and 9am to 7pm Friday through Sunday.
Join us for another family friendly Halloween extravaganza! The Halloween Classic is going on from the 12th to the 15th, but come on the 14th of October and you will be greeted with games, hayrides, and a kids costume contest from 4-6pm, followed by trick or treating through the race trailers in the arena. Adults, bring your Halloween spirit for the adult costume contest that begins at 9pm!
Last but not least, be prepared to have a freaky-fun time at The Haunted World, the spooky event of the season. Join us any evening in October from dusk to midnight Friday through Saturday and dusk to 10pm Monday through Thursday for a 35-acre outdoor haunt, Skullvania, a haunted asylum attraction, and a 15 acre corn maze you’ll be sure to lose your mind over.