In the blink of an eye, fall has embraced Boise and turned refreshing lavender lemonades into warming chai teas, blanketed trees in yellow, red, and everything in between. The weather threatens to bring winter the city, whether you feel ready or not, and a growing layer of snow covers the surrounding mountains.
Luckily, there is no shortage of events in the Treasure Valley to enjoy the last bit of Fall. Ranging from Halloween parties to Oktoberfest celebrations, special screenings of scary movies at the Egyptian Theatre to historic tours of the Idaho Penitentiary, all Idahoans can find something to do during this time of year.
While every event features its own fun experience, pumpkin patches in particular embody the essence of Fall a way that nothing else. With corn mazes, hot chocolate, pumpkin picking, and hay bales, we are spoiled enough to have variety of pumpkin patches and corn mazes around Boise.
Here’s a list of the Pumpkin Patches in and around the Boise area to go to for harvest fun:
The Idaho Farmstead is among the biggest pumpkin patches in the area. You can get your pumpkins to make Jack-o-lanterns there as well spend hours there with friends or family!
- A PacMan themed corn maze
- Rides for all ages, including pony rides, a cow train, and hay rides.
- The Idaho Potato Sack Slide
- Rusty the VBB (Very Big Beast)
- Fireworks every Friday night!
- Games for everyone, including farm(Yard) Games, Barnyard Ball Zone, and more!
Linder Farms is another popular corn maze in the Treasure Valley. You can also get your pumpkins here, and their corn maze design this year supports Boise State University by celebrating 30 years on the blue turf!
- Fair-like rides, such as the Dangle Hopper, mechanical bull, and kiddie swing
- Themed Paintball Adventure, you can choose between Zombie or Wild West
- Pumpkin Slingshot
- Human Bowling
- Obstacle Course
If you’re looking for a small, family-run farm to fill your harvesting needs, The Berry Ranch is a great option for you.
- Pick your own pumpkins, berries, squash, and other vegetables
- Hayride to the pumpkin patch
- Farm animals, including, turkeys, sheep, and chickens
- Cute picture station to get a snapshot with your pumpkins
For some of us, Fall is about one thing, and one thing only: Halloween. If this is the case for you, don’t miss your chance to visit Haunted World. Whether you choose to visit the haunted house, Skullvania, or the Haunted World corn maze, you are guaranteed a good fright. You might have to walk off the scare in their 15-acre corn maze!
Pumpkin Farms Around the Treasure Valley
If you’re looking for a simpler harvesting experience, there are plenty of farms around the Treasure Valley that will offer you just that. You can’t go wrong with any of the following farms that each feature their own unique selection of pick-your-own produce. You will find a true Fall harvest experience!
We can only hope, or pretend, that there are still a few weeks of autumnal weather. During these brief days bridging the time between winter and summer, we can enjoy the last bit of warmth the sunlight can deliver.
Whether you pick one or make it a point to visit all of these pumpkin patches, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself. So put on your costume, dress warm, grab your friends and family, and visit one -- or more -- today!