Treasure Valley Fall Activity Guide

With fall finally right around the corner and temperatures starting to head down from the triple digits to something more…pleasant, it’s time to start planning your fall activity schedule! In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about some fun fall themed activities that will help get you out of the house and having fun despite summer almost being officially over. Let’s fall into it, shall we?

September 23rd and 24th: Idaho Renaissance Faire

Held at the fairgrounds off of Glenwood, this festival is truly a blast from the past. You don’t have to show up in costume, but it is definitely encouraged! If you are a fan of things like knights in shining armor, hearty ale served in oversized flaggons, and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, then this is the place for you. It’s like going to Medieval Times meets the Western Idaho Fair, without having to fly all the way to California for the trouble. There will be live entertainment including music and jousting and tons of fantastic vendors that will have incredible fantasy-related items for sale. More info here.

October 6th Through The 28th: Harvest Days At The Idaho Botanical Garden

The folks at the Botanical Garden must really love fall because they typically go ALL OUT! This year is no exception. Starting in October, they are pulling out all of the stops and putting together a fantastic array of events and activities that you and the family or a date can do. Here are just a few: 

  • Idaho Social Dance- Come and dance and listen to live music!
  • The Harvest Marketplace 
  • Hispanic Heritage Day- Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Hispanic Heritage, a day dedicated to honoring the traditions, flavors, and rhythms that shape this vibrant culture. Performers to expect are: Mariachi Tleyoltztin, Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo, and Tejano Outlaw!
  • Oktoberfest- Get ready for a spirited celebration at our October Fest! Bring your favorite stein and enjoy a beer and brat while you mingle with fellow attendees. Don't forget to dress for the occasion - the more festive, the better! Bacon Drive will perform live music. 
  • Ghoul's Day Out- Dress up and have fun with food trucks and prizes!
  • Scarecrow Stroll- They are dressing up scarecrows and putting them all over the garden for you to find. Walk through and see if you can catch them all!
  • And so much more! Learn more here. 

September 29th and 30th. 30th Annual Emmett Harvest Festival Street Fair

There is a “fair” number of things for you to do at this incredible event! Come celebrate harvest season with this eclectic and charming festival. There will be tons of vendors and food trucks to help you shop and enjoy the local foods of the season. Here are a few of the highlights you can expect:

  • Kids activity zone
  • Scarecrow contest
  • “You pick” orchard treats, fresh from local farms
  • Music and more!


We hope that this fall activity guide was helpful. If you end up trying one or more of our suggestions, please share it with us on social media or in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to check out our events page on our website. Our events are always a blast and it’s a great opportunity to show all of our products in person and to meet Justin (the man himself!) and to get expert product tips, demonstrations, and samples. It’s always a blast to see our great products in action for yourself. Hope to see you around. No matter what you do this year, we hope you have a wonderful year from Better Man Beard.