Date(s) - Sun 5 Oct
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Idaho Botanical Garden
Celebrate autumn at the Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 from noon – 6:00pm at the Idaho Botanical Garden. This family-friendly event celebrates the changing season with live music, wagon rides, the Scarecrow Stroll, and kids’ activities. Guests can shop in the artesian market which features a variety of art from local artisans, or purchase decorative pumpkins and gourds grown in the Garden for home decorations and displays.
The Garden will be closed for general admission before and after the event times. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Youth (ages 5-12): $5
Children (4 and younger): Free
Garden Members: $5
There are three easy way to purchase tickets in advance – by phone, in person or online.
Online ticket purchasing will only be available until 4 p.m. Friday, October 3. Members must sign-in or log-in to receive the member rate. The discount will show up at checkout. Call the Garden Box Office at (208) 343-8649 if you have trouble purchasing. Tickets will not be mailed, but you can choose the e-ticket option or will-call option. E-tickets are e-mailed in a separate e-mail following the confirmation. Will-call tickets will be available at will-call, open during Garden hours and all day of the event.
Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling with Idaho Botanical Garden Box Office at (208) 343-8649. Tickets may be picked up at the will-call, open during Garden hours and all day of the event
Event tickets may be purchased in advance in the Idaho Botanical Garden Box Office. The Garden Box Office is open from 9 am – 4 pm daily.
Day of Event:
Tickets may also be purchased admission kiosks at the main gate.
Live music on Saturday, October 4 features Hillfolk Noir and Dry Buck and Sunday, October 5 features the tunes of Soul Patch and The Country Club.
Food & Drink:
New this year, the Idaho Brewers United co-presents the Beer Garden. Local brewers have harvested hops, various herbs and berries from the Garden to infuse into seasonally flavored micro-brews. Guests can learn more about the brewing process while tasting brews infused with bee balm, basil, elderberries, lemon grass or pumpkin. Tokens are $2 each and a full 16oz pour is 3 tokens. Seven local brewers are participating: Sockeye Brewing, Edgebrew, Cloud 9, Sawtooth, Payette, Woodland Empire and Crooked Fence.
Food vendors include: Calle 74 Tacos, Willowcreek Grill, and Rice Works. For the sweet tooth, Kona Ice and Dippin Donuts are present with cold ices or fresh hot donuts.
- In the upper Vegetable Garden, guests can wander through the pumpkin patch and pick one to paint and take home. Or, guests can watch pumpkins sail through the sky as the Discovery Center of Idaho tests the laws of physics with their pumpkin trebuchet. (A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses counter weights.)
- Free children’s activities include wagon rides, mini-straw maze, cornhusk people craft, and face painting. Families may bring their cameras and capture the perfect photo beside the artfully arranged pumpkin, haystack and corn husk backdrop.
2014 Fall Harvest Festival Sponsors