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fall 2023

Fall can be an exciting time of year for Boise, as it kicks off the start of a whole series of activities, festivals, and more before the busy holiday season. Here are 10 things you can do this fall with those you love. 

1. Pumpkin Patch 

It's no secret that Boise has a number of options when it comes to pumpkin patches. If you find yourself more in the Boise area, be sure to check out Twin Oaks Farms in Eagle. If you live or want to visit the Meridian Area, Lowe Family Farmstead, is a super fun, energetic pumpkin patch with a series of fun activities, rides, and tons of pumpkins to pick, so be sure to check out their websites for more information! 

2. Boise State Football Games 

It's not Secret that Boise is definitely Bronco Nation. Whether you want to tailgate, and experience it live for yourself, check out their schedule on the website for ticket availability. Need a ride home to and from the game? No problem, The Bronco Shuttle has scheduled runs all over downtown Boise to help you get to the Football game and back to The Grove Hotel for your stay. 

3. Oktoberfest 

Not ready fo summer to end just yet? Worry no more, because Oktoberfest in Boise is just around the corner! Saturday, September 24th, join Old Boise in celebrating with friends and family with delicious food, live music, and authentic german beers! Tickets are on sale now, so grab them while you can. 

4. Fiber Frolic Festival 

Need something that won't break the budget? the Basque Block is hosting their 4th annuial "Fiber Frolic Festival" September 24th, from 10am-4pm! This event celebrates wool, sheep, and basque history! Click here to find out more information. 

5. Boise Harvest Co-op Festival

The Boise Co-Op has remained with the same mission for nearly 50 years to provide safe, organic, and local foods to enrich the lives of their customers. This festival is exactly that! The festival will be located on the North-end of downtown Boise, so be sure to heck out more details of the event here

6. Boise Comic Arts Festival

If you or someone you know is a big into local or international arts, or comics, the Boise Comic Arts Festival (Previously known as the Boise Library Comic Con) is returning this year, fully in person! This year, the Boise Public Library has expanded their vendors, and the dates! Check out all the details and be sure to check it out September 16th and 17th. 

7. Harvest on the Water 

Harvest on the Water is a free event for all ages that is happening October 23rd! Enjoy local food, drinks, and tons of activities for kids. Find out more details here. 

8. Hyde Park Street Fair 

The Hyde Park Street Fair will be hosting in Camel's Back Park October 23rd with more than 150 local vendors, food, drinks, and entertainment, and even a special limited edition Oktoberfest-style beer! Want to know how you can attend? Click here for more information! 

9. Boise Marathon 

As summer wraps up, going out and exercising doesn't have to! The Boise Marathon 5K-10K is back this year and is happening October 23rd, so start prepping now! For more information be sure to check out their website! 

10. St. Lukes Fit One 

Want to race but need something a littl closer than October? St. Luke's Fit One Race has got you covered! Join St. Lukes in their run to advocate for a healthier Boise community, Saturday September 24th, and also have the option of a 5K or 10K! 


We hope that you enjoy these recommendations, and will see you at some of these festivities throughout the fall before it's too late! Boise is filled with activities, and with fall finally here, it's time to get out and enjoy the crisp air, and spend time with your loved ones. 


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