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Fall Harvest at the Garden

Do you feel it? Fall is in the air!

Visit the Garden every Saturday throughout October for the family-friendly Fall Harvest Days. Each Saturday offers a unique experience featuring Scarecrow Stroll, artisan vendors, food trucks, local beer, cider, and wine, and live music. There really is something for everyone! Set aside a few weekends to come and enjoy one of the best times to be in the Garden.

Every Saturday in October
10a – 3p

Tickets – General Admission

You can purchase tickets at the Kiosk when arriving at the event! 

🍂 Members: FREE
🍂 Adults: $11
🍂 Seniors (65+): $9
🍂 Youth 4-12: $6
🍂 Kids 3 & under: FREE

Become a member today and get in free all month.
Plus, you’ll get a years worth of benefits, so why not start now!?

Become A Member

Fall Plant Sale!!

Hannah, our Greenhouse & Nursery Coordinator, has put together a bonus fall plant sale! Come browse and purchase* a variety of perennials that thrive in the intermountain west and take advantage of the fall planting season. October is the time to plant in Boise, these plants are already a year or older, so they will flourish in your garden! 

Saturday, October 1
10a – 3p on the Red Brick Road (Just past the plaza)

General admission gets you into the Garden that day for both plant sale and Fall Harvest Days. Two for one! 

Peek at the Plant List!

*Cards only for all plant sale purchases. No cash, sorry. 

Music

Each Saturday, the Garden will host a new band to fill the plaza with some incredible music. Grab a drink and some grub from a local food truck, and enjoy the tunes in a beautiful fall setting.

Music in the plaza from 11a – 1p

10/1: Down-to-the-Wire Choir

The Down-to-the-Wire Choir is the brainchild of Boise singer-songwriter Dale Keys.  The Choir enjoys many different genres of music both old and new; their repertoire easily spanning over a hundred years of Americana.

Three-part vocals are front and center with the Choir, with Rob Matson on harmony vocal and guitar, Kim Keys on vocals, and bassist Bill Parsons on upright acoustic. From the kick-off song you might think you’re in for a strictly bluegrass treat.  But then here comes a Celtic tune, followed by a Beach Boys number, and then Sons of the Pioneers, some originals, country classics, and more.  

10/8: High Pine Whiskey Yell

Born out of a desperate need for craft beer, deep powder, plastic jug moonshine, fast-moving rivers, and a deep-seated fear that artificial intelligence will ruin hard-driving bluegrass… High Pine Whiskey Yell came together as a band in 2018 and released its first EP (The Orchard Sessions) in 2019.  Its newest album “Garden City Double-Wide” was released June 2021 and continues to build on the band’s Idaho roots. 

This four-piece group of modern-day rounders focuses on telling true stories about robots taking your job, banksters robbing from the poor, the trials of gold panning in Idaho, skiing/riding deep powder, UFOs, and a few other traditional bluegrass subjects (such as murder, drinking, and dogs).

10/15: Charlie and the Changelings

Charlie and the Changelings are a folk-rock, country blues and rockabilly band from Boise Idaho fronted by songwriter/multi- instrumentalist Charlie Sutton; featuring: Sam Alkire (bass), Jason Beek ( Drums) and Dave Manion (lap steel).

10/22: Neocentrics

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, Neocentrics is the indie rock project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Zurilgen. Constantly working to create an exciting sonic environment, Evan has kept an ever-rotating lineup of musicians that he plays with who help to bolster up Neocentrics’ robust, energetic, and overall contagious sound. 

Neocentrics are deeply rooted in their love for music itself, borrowing influence from the guitar heroics of Built To Spill and Neil Young, while also taking note from the atmospheric indie pop of bands like Duster, Modest Mouse, etc. Writing their vigorously flavored songs about “stuff going on” and hardships in their own lives, often pulling from other sources to fill in the gaps.

10/29: Dela Freed

Dela Freed is an indie alternative band formed right here in Boise, Idaho. The band is led by frontman & songwriter Noah Childs alongside drummer,  Josh Malloy. Previously releasing music as an independent artist under his own name, Noah had been wanting to form a band. The two met while working for a local film, Noah recording vocals and Josh as an actor on set. Shortly after their encounter, Josh shared that he was in the gym listening to one of Noah’s albums and knew in a moment that he had to play music with him. That same day, Josh bought a set of drums and Dela Freed was born. 

Food and Drinks

Not only will we host a new band each week, but have a stellar lineup of local food, snack, beer, cider, and wine vendors ready to fill your bellies! You can look forward to a new assortment of delicious fall provisions to complement the autumn air every week! 

October 1st Food Vendors:

Holy Oly O’s 
Bochi Bochi 
Rusty Dog
Bistro Babe
Slow River Coffee
Sunnyside
Meriwether Cider
Lost Grove
IBG will be serving wine! 

October 8th Food Vendors:

Rusty Dog
Kona Ice
Slow River Coffee
Meriwether Cider
Lost Grove
IBG will be serving wine! 

October 15th Food Vendors:

Rusty Dog
Kona Ice
Fusion Frites
Slow River Coffee
Cool Kids
Lost Grove
IBG will be serving wine! 

October 22nd Food Vendors:

Rusty Dog
Kona Ice
Slow River Coffee
Cool Kids
Bellyfull – gluten-free!
Meriwether Cider
Lost Grove
IBG will be serving wine!

October 29th Food Vendors:

Bochi Bochi
Rusty Dog
Kona Ice
Slow River Coffee
Cool Kids
Meriwether Cider
Lost Grove
IBG will be serving wine! 

Vendors

Could we really call it Harvest Days without inviting local artisans to showcase and sell their creations in the Garden? Support local artists and creators and walk away with something to commemorate your Fall Harvest Fun! 

October 1st Artisan Vendors:

Dayzee Jewels
Soul Creations
Cotton Candy
3D Viper 208
The Gemini Talks
Face painting from 12pm – 3pm!

October 8th Artisan Vendors:

Dayzee Jewels
Soul Creations
Cotton Candy
3D Viper 208
Trendy Baby Mocc Shop
Critter Harmony
Face painting from 12pm – 3pm!

October 15th Artisan Vendors:

Dayzee Jewels
Soul Creations
Cotton Candy
3D Viper 208
Trendy Baby Mocc Shop
The Gemini Talks

October 22nd Artisan Vendors:

Dayzee Jewels
Soul Creations
Candle Time Cuties
Cotton Candy
3D Viper 208
Trendy Baby Mocc Shop
Nana’s Crispy Cheese
Steele Legacy Honey
Critter Harmony

October 29th Artisan Vendors: 

Dayzee Jewels
Soul Creations
Candle Time Cuties
Cotton Candy
3D Viper 208
Trendy Baby Mocc Shop
The Gemini Talks
Freya Clay Co

Scarecrow Stroll

A tradition at the Garden for over a decade, the Scarecrow stroll features our community’s artistic talent with decorative Scarecrows throughout the Garden the whole month of October.

With a map as your guide, see the Garden in one of its most beautiful seasons and enjoy the creativity of our awesome community. Be sure to cast your vote for the best scarecrow! The winner will be announced at the end of the event and will earn the coveted “Ray Bolger Memorial Award for Scarecrow Excellence” and will receive, of course, bragging rights! 

Costume Parade

Wicked Witches, Cuddly Pumpkins, and The Walking Dead are invited to dress up and participate in the Fall Harvest Costume Contest on October 29th. Dust on the cobwebs and test your costume before the big night. Who knows, you might even be inspired to add a little more sparkles, fake blood, or even MORE hairspray. More details coming soon!