Boises food scene is all about the harvest right now. Here are a few events where you can taste the season and take a hayride.
At the Far West Garden Centers Harvest Festival, you can taste freshly picked apples, go for a hayride, play carnival games, paint pumpkins and more. Bring in your homegrown pumpkin and enter into contests for biggest, smallest and strangest. You also can donate canned food items to the Idaho Foodbank. Its free and lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, FarWest, 5728 W. State St., Boise. FarWestGardenCenter.net.
The Harvest Fest at Indian Creek Winery will feature winery tours, grape stomping, an arts and craft fair, a wine tasting, food trucks, pumpkin decorating, an American Gothic photo booth and music by Kris Hartung and Brian McFadin, Possum Livin Band and others. It goes from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the winery, 1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna. $5 entry fee includes a take-home stemless glass. Kids get in free. 922-4791, IindianCreekWinery.com.
Think of an Oktoberfest as a harvest festival with beer. At the Woodriver Cellars Oktoberfest, youll find German food, a beer garden, music and an amateur beer and wine competition ($20 to enter). Its from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Woodriver Cellars, 3705 N. Idaho 16, Eagle. Free.
At the El Korah Shrine Oktoberfest, youll hear oompah music by Musik Meisters, enjoy German food, seasonal beers and more. There also will be door prizes and a live auction to benefit the Shrine. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12, El Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho St., Boise. $20 per person at the door, includes free beer samples.
Help the Chefs du Cuisine, the American Culinary Federations local chapter, raise funds for local culinary scholarships at Night of the Living Chefs, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise.
You can dine on a gourmet buffet stocked with food from Lucky Fins, Berryhills Bacon, Bella Aquila, Deli George, 3 Girls Catering, Zee Catering, Kanak Attack, Cucino di Paolo and other area restaurants.
There will be music, dancing, prizes and a costume contest. Tickets are $25 per person by calling Bella Aquila, 938-1900.
BURGER KING CLOSES ONE OF ITS STORES
The chain closed its restaurant at 17th and State streets in late September.
Submit restaurant news to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to publication.