Here are some of the Halloween and fall harvest events happening in the next few days in the Treasure Valley:
Community Pumpkin Patch and Maze: Benefit for Mayors Youth in Action. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, 169 E. State St., Eagle (next to Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe). $5 donation for any size pumpkin. 884-5270.
The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival: This years corn crop is carved into the shape of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Also, hayrides, food, pumpkin patch, pig races, more. 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Nov. 3, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian. $10.95 Friday-Saturday, $7.95 Monday-Thursday, free for ages 2 and younger. 922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com. - Haunted attractions Oct. 27. $15.95 for Scream Pass, $19.95 for Insanity Pass.
Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: Boise State corn maze, pumpkin patch, food, petting zoo, pony rides, and new this year, a zip line attraction. A portion of admissions is donated to the Boise State scholarship fund. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29-31, Linder Farms, 7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian. Maze and farm admission: $10 general, $7 children 4-11. For farm only, no corn maze: $3. Free for ages 3 and younger. Half price on Tuesday; every day for military. linderfarms.com. - Trail of Terror, dusk to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and dusk to 9 p.m. Oct. 29-31. $14, includes maze and farm admission.
3k Haunted House: Indoor haunt, harvest festival, horse rides, games, face painting, vendors, more. 6 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 6 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28-31, 3K Event Center, 24090 Blessinger Lane, Star. $15 and $18 general, $24 for VIP, $45 for extra VIP (includes a parking pass, fast track entry and a meal). $5 festival only. 3keventcenter.com.
Frightened Felons: The prison comes to life with activities and actors portraying inmates. Walk through 140 years of history and hear the scary but true stories. Features a performance of the zombie Thriller dance and a costume contest. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27, Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. $12 advance, $15 at the gate. 334-2844, history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary-events Æ Oct. 27: Adult night. 18 and up. Alcohol available with ID.
Halloween Trolley Tours: Haunted tour of Downtown Boise. 8 p.m. Oct. 27-31, Joes Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Boise. $18 general, $16 seniors and students. Tours on Oct. 26-27 are extended (two hours with Old Pen): $24 general, $22 seniors and students. Oct. 31 tour is $22 and $20. boisetrolleytours.com.
Haunted Woods: Benefit for the Eagle Volunteer Fire Fighters Association. Dusk to 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and 31, Merrill Community Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. $10 general, $6 children 5-12. 287-2199, eaglefire.org/fundraisers-events.htm. î The Haunted World: Features a 30-acre outdoor haunt, a hostel asylum gone wrong (Skullvania) and a 15-acre corn maze. Dusk to midnight Oct. 26-27 and dusk to 10 p.m. Oct. 29-31, Northside Boulevard and Idaho 20-26, four miles north of the Nampa Sugar Factory. $20, free for ages 5 and younger. Additional $3 Fast Track fee puts you at the front of the line. hauntedworld.org/ index.html.
Boo at the Zoo: Costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, pumpkin patch photos, face painting, and, of course, the zoo. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. $7 general, $4.50 seniors, $4.25 children 4-11. Free for ages 3 and younger and members. 384-4260, zooboise.org.
Philharmonsters: Performances by the Boise Philharmonic musicians in costume. Pre-concert activities (30 minutes) include face painting, musical games, an instrument petting zoo, magician, more. Costumes encouraged. Noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $10 general, $50 family up to six. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.
Pinz Bowling Center Halloween parties: Oct. 27-28 and 31, Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian (next to Roaring Springs). pinzbowlingidaho.com. - Oct. 27: Pumpkin bowling, noon to 2 p.m. Contestants carve their own pumpkin bowling balls at home and bowl for prizes in an outdoor bowling alley. Free. - Oct. 28: Family Halloween party, 4 to 6 p.m. Cosmic bowling, pizza buffet, costume contest. $15 plus tax. - Oct. 31: HallowTeen party, 8 to 11 p.m. Cosmic bowling, pizza and soda buffet, costume contest. $15 plus tax.
Trunk or Treat at Burger Time: Cars with treats in their trunks, kids games, costume contest, prizes. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Burger Time The Hot Rod Hangout, 1273 S. Orchard St., Boise. If you have a cool car and would like to hand out treats, be parked by 11:30 a.m. Free.
Halloween Magic Show: Professional Boise magician, The Magic Man, will feature new tricks suitable for children of all ages. Wear your Halloween costume; candy will be handed out at the end of the show. 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St. 459-3242, ext. 12. Free.
Thrill the World Boise: Worldwide simultaneous performance of Michael Jacksons Thriller. 1 p.m. Oct. 27, The Grove plaza, N. 8th and W. Main streets, Boise. thrilltheworldboise.com. Free.
Creepy Critter Encounters: See a live owl and other animals, learn about creatures of the Refuge on a spooky hike, and create Halloween crafts. Come in costume for a special treat. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct 27, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. 467-9278. Free.
Zombie Prom: Zombie Olympics with prizes, souvenir photos on the Blood Red Carpet, drink specials, The Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close, creepy classic videos by DJ Jazzy Jim. 7 p.m. to close Oct. 27, Hannahs, 621 W. Main St., Boise. $5 cover.
Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Block Party: Drink specials, DJs, special performances, prizes and giveaways, $500 costume contest at each bar. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 27, China Blue (100 S. 6th St.), Dirty Little Roddys (100 S. 6th St.) and Main Stree Bistro (609 W. Main St.), Downtown Boise. $15 all-bar wristband. VIP, bottle service and table reservations available by calling Kendra at 577-7975.
Homegrown Theater and Evil Wines Three Days of Halloween: Each night begins with a one-hour puppet show from Homegrown Theater, followed by bands. Best costumes win bar tabs. 9 p.m. Oct. 29-31, Red Room, 1519 W. Main St., Boise. $5 admission. Music lineup: Æ Oct. 29: First Borns, Paper Bird. Æ Oct. 30: Bamboo Spork, Hotdog Sandwich, The Sneezz. Æ Oct. 31: JamesPlaneWreck, Red Hands Black Feet, Jumping Sharks.
Halloween Club Rev: Costume contests, cash prizes, ticket giveaways. 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 advance, $10 at the door, $20 VIP. Ticketfly.
Macabre Masquerade: Come As You Arent costume contest with cash and prizes, games (Bobbing for Eyeballs, the Monster Mash, Hiding the Bone in the Skeleton), souvenir photos on the Blood Red Carpet, drink specials, The Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close, creepy classic videos by DJ Jazzy Jim. 8 p.m. to close Oct. 31, Hannahs, 621 W. Main St., Boise. Free.
Halloween at Childrens Home Society of Idaho: Staff and volunteers will greet trick-or-treaters on the porch. 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31, 740 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. 343-7813. Free. festivals/fairs=
Great Pumpkin Arts and Music Festival: Music, entertainment, local artists and crafters, food. Bring your carved pumpkin for mass lighting (7 p.m.). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Fresco Arts Academy campus, 3467 W. Flint Drive, Eagle. frescoarts.org. Free.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Carnival games, food, cake walk, Mexican bingo; altar will be on display. Spanish mass at 1 p.m. and celebration from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, St. Johns Cathedral, 777 N. Hayes, Boise. 342-3511.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Traditional music and dancing, King of the Tamales cook-off, Zumba group dance workshop, face painting, community art displays, more. Costumes encouraged. Benefits the Hispanic Cultural Center. 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1, Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, 315 Stampede Drive, Nampa. 442-0823. Free.
Dia de los Muertos celebration: Food, music, and kids activities. Tour the museum and see the altars and artwork created by local artists and school kids. 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2, Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise. 334-2120, history.idaho.gov. Free.
Boorito: Chipotle Mexican Grill will treat customers dressed in costume to a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2 between the hours of 4 p.m. and closing Oct. 31. Proceeds benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. chipotle.com/boorito.
Rocky Horror Show: 8:15 p.m. Oct. 27, plus a midnight show Oct. 27 and a 7:30 p.m. show Oct. 31, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $20 at the door or call 342-2000. stagecoachtheatre.com. auditions
Dance of the Dead: Off Center Dances second annual Halloween performance features music by J. Rebeca Suarez and choreography by Kelli Brown and others. 4 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Boise Shriners Hall, 1118 W. Idaho St. $15 general, $10 students at brownpapertickets.com.
Get into the spirit of the season with the annual Thrill the World dance event as dozens of Boiseans go zombie and re-enact Michael Jacksons Thriller dance. The official performance is at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 in The Grove Plaza.