Leaves are changing, air is cooler and pumpkins are starting to appear! 

There is so much to love about fall whether it be the pumpkin spice, or the activities that come with it. We have compiled a list of our favorite autumn activities to put you in that fall mood! 

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

One of our most favorite activities is going to the pumpkin patch with our family! We love picking out our perfect pumpkin to carve, and getting lost in the corn maze. Here are a couple of our favorite patches in the valley:

Lowe Family Farmstead, Kuna Idaho
2500 South Eagle Rd. Kuna, ID 83634
Open from September 9th- October 29th

The Lowel Family Farmstead has a Legendary corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn poppers, candy cannon, feed mill ropes course, corn cob beach, corn boxes, pig races, cow train, pony rides, farmyard animals, campfires, and their famous Rusty the Very Big Beast! 

Shindig Farms, Nampa, ID
ID-45 & Scism Rd, Nampa, ID 83686
Open September 23rd - October 29th

Shindig Farms has farm fun for everyone with a straw maze, pumpkin patch, zipline, giant slide, play area, jump pad, mechanical bull, swing ride, and corn cannon. 

FALl Harvest at the Garden

Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, ID
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
Every Saturday in October

Fall is truly the best time to visit Idaho Botanical Gardens, and each Saturday throughout October they offer a unique experience featuring artisan vendors, food trucks, local beer, cider, and wine, and live music.  One of the more special things about fall at the Botanical Gardens is the scarecrow stroll. For over a dedicated, they feature artistic talent throughout the community with decorated Scarecrows throughout the garden the whole month of October. Make sure to cast your vote for the best scarecrow! 

Fall Views

One of the best things about living in or around the city of trees is the changing colors. Hiking is an amazing fall activity because the air is cooler and the views are absolutely breathtaking. Two of our favorite places to see the city in all of its fall glory is on top of Table Rock, and at the Top of Camels Back Park. Trust us, the views are worth it.

Football and Tailgating

Football is one of the main things some people look forward to every fall, and in Boise we have the iconic blue turf at Albertson's stadium. Even if you are not a football fan the atmosphere of Albertson's stadium and seeing the blue turf is something to experience at least once. Here are a couple of must see games this year:

Boise State vs. Fresno State, October 8th TBD
A long standing rivalry created when we entered into the WAC and knocked Fresno from the #8 spot. This game is also called the Milk Can as the winner of the game receives a milk can as well as bragging rights. Boise State is in possession of the milk can as of now. 

Boise State vs BYU, November 5th TBD
Although they have never played in the same conference there is still a rivalry there due to the close proximity and cultural similarities of the schools. 

Catch a Classic

Whether you are a Rocky Horror Picture Show goer or love a good classic spooky movie, the Egyptian Theater has you covered. They are offering a classic movie each weekend throughout September and October. This is a great way to get in the spooky fall mood. Here is the lineup:

The Shining, Friday, September 23rd, at 8PM

From Dusk Till Dawn, Friday, September 20th, at 8PM

It (1990), Friday, October 7th, at 7PM

The Addams Family, Saturday, October 8th, at 5PM

The Addams Family Values, Saturday, October 8th, at 8PM

Rocky Horror Picture Show ft. Barry Bostwick, Sunday, October 9th at 7PM


Oktoberfest is a German fall tradition that Boise has taken and made its own. Here are a couple of Oktoberfests happening around town:

Payette Brewing Oktoberfest
September 16th - 18th

Feel like you are in Germany by eating bratwursts and pretzels and of course drinking beer out of a stein! They also will have games such as axe-throwing and hammerschlagen. All ages are welcome at this Oktoberfest! 

Oktoberhaus at Powderhaus Brewing Co. 
September 23rd -25th
September 20th-October 2nd

Featuring German food, beer and music, and free entry! 

Hoptober Freshtival
October 15th

The largest beer festival in Idaho, this festival features over 70 fresh hop and seasonal beers from 35+ local breweries. Idaho is one of the top 3 states for hop production and this festival wants to showcase that! 

Fall is a season of many activities and we are always up for trying new things! Let us know of your favorite fall traditions in the Treasure Valley. 

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