Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still numerous fun ways to celebrate October 31st. From scavenger hunts to corn mazes, here are five ways to get spooky in the Treasure Valley.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There is not a more classic way to celebrate in October than with a visit to a pumpkin patch. The Treasure Valley has two great options for you to visit: Linder Farms and the Lowe Family Farmstead. Both businesses offer attractions such as hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos, and food. Do not forget to pick the best pumpkin in the patch to take home with you!
Zoo Boise’s Boo at Night
Gather the kids and head to Zoo Boise’s Boo at Night event sponsored by Delta Dental. This unique event allows you to visit the zoo and its animals at night! This not-so-scary event features candy stations, pumpkin and costume contests, and chat with zoo keepers. Not all animal attractions are open due to COVID-19 precautions. Purchase your tickets today for this event which occurs from October 15 to October 31 with limited tickets available to allow for social distancing.
Harrison Boulevard is a Halloween destination in Boise. Homeowners on this historic street get in the spirit with elaborate decorations and trick or treaters come from all over the Treasure Valley to visit. Due to the current pandemic, Harrison Boulevard has canceled its organized annual trick or treat blowout.
Instead, visitors can participate in the 2020 North End Halloween Tour and Scavenger Hunt. Participants will be able to view the street’s decorations and check items off the visual scavenger hunt. The map will be available to be printed by October 23. Homeowners will be donating funds usually used for candy to Camp Rainbow Gold and visitors are asked to consider donating as well.
Haunted Houses in the Treasure Valley
If you are hoping for more tricks than treats this holiday, then check out one of the many haunted houses in the Treasure Valley. Requiem Haunted House in Caldwell boasts more than 13,000 square feet of fear and has strict COVID precautions set in place.
The Haunted World provides a two-hour experience for the truly dedicated haunted house patrons. This indoor and outdoor venue is 35 acres of fright, with a corn maze at the end to unwind after all the blood-curdling attractions.
The Old Idaho Penitentiary
Get your scares alongside history when you visit the Old Idaho Penitentiary. This historical landmark is rumored to be haunted, with paranormal investigators having made contact with the beyond. The Old Idaho Penitentiary has several spooky events throughout the month of October. You can catch a screening of “Paranormal Prison” (filmed at the Old Idaho Penitentiary!) or enjoy Wicked Wednesday where special pop-up exhibits will share the darker side of history. The annual Frightened Felons event will not be occurring in 2020, but you can either enjoy the hair-raising Cell Block Stroll or the family-friendly Sweet ‘N Spooky.
We hope you have a safe and spooky Halloween!
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