October Fests! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time.

With harvest festivals, trick-or-treating, bonfires, haunted houses, corn mazes and scarecrow strolls, there is plenty to entertain all ages during an October visit to Idaho. Spooks, chills, and kiddy thrills — take your pick!

The Northwest’s largest theme park, Silverwood, becomes Scarywood Haunted Nights during the month of October.  The theme park you thought you knew just became the nightmare you never imagined!  Click the link above for all the terrifying details and to SAVE $5 on admission.

Post Falls Lions Haunted House, northern Idaho. This haunted house was recognized among the best nationally by USA Today. Expect the unexpected! It is located at Fourth and Post and is open Fridays and Saturdays in October (6pm-midnight) and Oct. 28-31 (6pm-10pm).  kcook12@roadrunner.com

Scary Cruises ‘round Lake Coeur d’Alene.  This Halloween cruise includes games, ghost stories, a dance contest and a costume parade.  Wear your costume and be ready for the fun! Cruises run Oct. 14-31, departing Thurs. & Fri. at 4:30pm with an additional 2:30pm departure on Sat. & Sun.

The Incredible Corn Maze is located in Hauser in northern Idaho.  At this 12-acre corn maze explorers can wind their way through mazes and a separate Field of Screams haunted maze for those who dare!  With beginner, intermediate and advanced mazes, kids and kids at heart will enjoy the Incredible Corn Maze. Through Oct. 31.

Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival, Meridian, Mon-Sat. through October.  Enjoy hayrides, food, the pumpkin patch, pig races and pony rides.  Bring your compass and navigate the faces of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Feeling brave?  Venture into the Field of Screams on Fri. and Sat. nights.

AMAZEing Trails Corn Maze, Rigby.  Head to the Riot Zone to try your luck in the corn maze (Monday–Saturday through Oct. 31)  Each week features a new mystery game.  See if you can figure out who dunit!

QueysMaze, near Mountain Home, through October 31, Monday – Fri. 9am-4pm, Saturdays 9am-dark. Kids will enjoy climbing on the hay pyramid and playing in the corn box, mini mazes, hay rides and pumpkin patch.  And don’t forget the “Fractured Heart” corn maze. Can you map the maze?

Haunted World, Nampa, through October, Mon-Sat. Explore the outdoor haunts of Gristle’s corn field, Skullvania and a 15-acre corn maze. See a lightshow, movies, and enough frightening scenes to satisfy your inner ghoul.

Haunted Straw Maze, Rexburg, Mon.-Sat. through October, haunted maze on Fri. & Sat.  Try something new and get lost in a straw Maze! Before dark it’s a challenging maze of sheer towering hay walls and confusing corners. When night falls, terrible monsters lurk around every turn.

Fall Fest, Coeur d’Alene, Oct. 27, 11am-3pm. Savor the flavors at the last downtown Farmers’ Market of the season. Enjoy a kid’s area, free hay rides and Apple Palooza, where you’ll find delicious apple treats at participating businesses.

Straw Maze, Burley, through Oct. 31, Mondays & Wednesdays 5-10pm; Friday 5pm-midnight, Sat. 3pm-midnight. Ever tried finding a needle in a straw stack? On weekdays the Burley Straw Maze is a fun, family activity, but during weekend hauntings, fear awaits.

Swore Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Pocatello. Test your farm trivia as you navigate this educational 3-acre maze. Correct answers keep you moving; wrong answers lead to dead ends. There is a tiny tot maze for the little ones, too. Mon.- family night, 4pm-dusk (7pm-ish), Fri. 4pm-dusk, Sat. 10am-dusk.



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