Must-Do Fall Activities in Boise

Dated: September 30 2020

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Temps are dropping, leaves are changing, and things are getting spoooooky in Boise. The city offers residents and visitors the perfect afternoons for picking pumpkins, eating tasty treats, and preparing for the scariest day of all - Halloween! No matter your age, you’ll find the perfect place to wear your boots and flannel, plus drink your apple cider. 


Pick a Pumpkin at Linder Farms

Join the Fall Festival Fun at Linder Farms! Pick your pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze, ride a pony (for kids), try the mechanical bull, or ride The Orbiter. Check out their pricing page for special event costs and even a weekday discount!


Zoo Boise's Boo at Night

Enjoy a not-so-scary night for the whole family at Zoo Boise. Masks and tickets are required for this evening of fun. Dress up in your costumes, talk to a zookeeper, and stock up on candy - perfect for a fall evening!


Field of Screams at Lowe Family Farmstead

Get ready to run for it in the Field of Screams! Open from dark-10pm; this isn’t an event for the easily startled! Plan ahead as timed tickets are required, and the attraction is closed on Sundays. 


Fall Harvest Festival at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Every Saturday in October, the Idaho Botanical Garden is home to the Fall Harvest Festival. Fall is in the air with live music, food trucks, pumpkins, costume parades, and a hay maze! Tickets are required for this family-friendly event. 


Nights at the Old Idaho Penitentiary

October and November are FULL of nighttime events at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. If you’re in the mood to stroll the halls at night or take part in a paranormal investigation, this is an ideal evening for you! Advance tickets are required for most events!  


Take in the Colors at Camel’s Back Park 

Want a great view of the city’s skyline and some fall foliage? Head over to the lookout at Camel’s Back Park to see the Treasure Valley colors and sunset views. 

Grab your favorite pumpkin spice latte, sweaters, and hats and get in the fall spirit! Boise and the surrounding area are full of opportunities to enjoy the cooler temps before chill sets in for the winter. 

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Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

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