Best of all she loved the fall! Yep, it’s true, fall seriously is my favorite time of year and I’m so happy to be able to live somewhere where fall is actually a season! Since I’ve already created a Boise Summer Bucket List, I thought I’d stick with the theme for fall and create all of the fun activities you can do in Boise to get in the autumn spirit. I love creating bucket lists for different seasons because it forces me to be active and gives me fun projects to plan and do.
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The Ultimate FALL Boise Bucket List
Note: Some of these ideas listed aren’t in Boise proper, but located in the Treasure Valley area.
Visit a pumpkin patch
Farmstead and Linder farms are the most popular to visit, but there’s an entire extensive list here if you want your options!
Visit a U-Pick flower farm
The flower farms are typically great options at the beginning of the season! I recommend visiting Lovely Hollow Farm and Blue Sky Farm for U-pick fall flowers and pumpkin varieties. Be sure to check their websites for openings and events!
Get spooked at a haunted house
I recommend visiting Requiem Haunted House or Haunted World! Twin Oaks Farm also has Nyah’s Haunted Woods for you to get spooked in!
Get lost in a corn-aze
My favorites are at Farmstead or Linder Farms. Both of these have a corn maze and pumpkin patch! Unfortunately, The Farmstead did away with their Field of Screams, but we’ll keep an eye out if they refresh it!
Go apple picking
Find some yummy apples while going “U-pick” apple picking at Tyler’s Rocky Point Orchard and Williams Fruit Farm in Emmett.
Visit wineries during harvest season
Definitely take a trip to the famous Sunny Slope Wine Trail. My favorite tour company is Snake River Wine Tours if you want a wonderful experience! Many of the wineries also have fall harvest events and promotions so keep an eye out!
Binge-watch some Halloween movies
Some of my personal favorites include Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown!
Check out Boise’s escape room
Get your friends and go to the Boise Puzzle Effect if the weather is dreary outside!
Rake leaves for a good cause
Volunteer to help the elderly with Rake Up Boise.
Visit the Idaho Botanical Gardens
Every year they throw a fun Fall Harvest Festival and do a Scarecrow Stroll. These are fun as a date night or for the whole family!
Eat out and enjoy some fall harvest
Eat at one of my favorite restaurants in Boise!
Go fall foliage scouting
Take a scenic drive or use this resource to find fall leaves!
Go to the Boise Zoo
Every year the Boise Zoo puts on Spooktacular, allowing you to see the zoo animals for a night and enjoy Halloween-themed activities! Their theme is “merry, not scary” so it’s great for all ages.
Take a fall photography class
Take a 1:1 Fall photography class with Cole/Marr studio
Drink fall beverages
Try the new fall beers at the many breweries around town. My favorites are Barbarian Brewing, Western Collective and Payette Brewing.
Take a fall cooking class
Try out your cooking skills at a fall cooking class at Season + Taste Cooking School
Attend the Witches Night Out event
Every year the Women’s and Children’s Alliance host the annual Witches Night Out at the Village at Meridian. They plan fun actitives, raffles, games and prizes all to raise money for a great cause.
Take a fall hike
Hike to the top of Table Rock or check out one of these hikes in the fall.
Go on a Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour
Boise Trolley Tours are offering a nightly trolley tour in the fall to learn sinister secrets and terrors around Boise. Be sure to book your tickets in advance!
Visit the Old Idaho Penitentiary
All October long, the Idaho Penitentiary puts on different shows and events, including Frightening Felons and Paranormal Investigations. Be sure to check their events page for upcoming events.
Attend the Idaho Horror Film Festival
Each year, fans of horror films come together to get their horror film fix! This exhibition shines a light on Idaho’s emerging filmmakers.
Enjoy a bike ride
Hop on the Greenbelt and watch the tree’s colors change!
Go on a fun run
Attend the YMCA Halloween Monster Mile & Freaky 5K
Check out local art
Take a walk through Freak Alley Gallery in downtown Boise. You might even find local live music on 8th Street.
Check to see if you’re registered here.
Do one of these traditional fall activities
- Bake a pie from scratch.
- Make a hearty stew or chili
- Carve and decorate pumpkins
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