And just like that, it’s fall in the Treasure Valley! With October and Halloween just around the corner, many of our favorite local haunts are back in business. With the many corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses in the area, there is something for everyone. From family-friendly fall fun to spooky encounters that will leave your heart racing, we’ve featured three of the valley’s most popular autumn attractions.
The most well-known local corn maze is located at The Farmstead, off the I-84’s Eagle exit. This year’s theme is “God Bless the American Cowboy.” The Farmstead pays homage to cowboys everywhere “for inspiring individual responsibility, honor, loyalty and grit in generations of people around the world.” They have also partnered with the Tough Enough To Wear Pink campaign as well as The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation to raise funds and awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is in October. Visit their website for more information.
The Berry Ranch is the perfect place to pick your own pumpkin. It is located on the corner of Highway 20-26 and Franklin Road in Nampa. This family-run farm offers hayrides out to their pumpkin patch, and a large field of gourds to choose from. Perfect for the kids, there is a 1000 bale straw maze, as well as farm animals that can be fed and petted. The Berry Ranch is conveniently open 7 days a week. See their website for details.
As a haunted locale that grows spookier each year, The Haunted World, on the corner of Northside Boulevard and Highway 20-26 is sure to give you the shivers. It also holds the distinction of being the largest outdoor haunted activity in the northwestern US. Remember, before you take the drive, that they are only open on weekends, and that it will take 2 hours to walk through The Haunted World… that is, if you don’t run the whole way! For details and more information, including legends and “victim’s stories,” see their website.
Here is a list of other local fall activities you may enjoy:
- Linder Farms
- Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Boise
- Frightened Felons at the Old Idaho Penitentiary
- The Haunted Woods sponsored by the Eagle Fire Department
- Groovin’ in the Graveyard at the Nampa Civic Center
- Thrill The World – Boise