Idahoans often remark that we experience all four seasons in a single day, but that’s especially true in October. For example, nearby mountains have already seen some snowfall (though none at Bogus yet), while down here in the valley we’ll see temperatures near the mid-70s this week.
While Oktoberfest is traditionally held in late September, a few breweries and groups are still holding theirs in the first few weeks of October. Check out this one in downtown Meridian from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Oct. 7, with the Boise Eidelweis Band, a costume contest, and a keg toss.
With a Harvest Marketplace, Hispanic Heritage Day, social dance, and more, every Saturday at the Idaho Botanical Garden will be a busy one this month. Check out the weekly schedule for events.
Go Fruit Picking
Do yourself a favor and make a galette or pie with some locally grown apples. And if you hurry, you might still get some peaches.
Get Out of Town!
If you can swing it, head to Sun Valley, the Sawtooths, or head north on Highway 55 this October. You’ll catch the crisp fall air earlier, maybe do some cozy fall camping, or see the Trailing of the Sheep Festival this upcoming weekend. Try any of the things mentioned in the City Cast Boise podcast episode about fall getaways and make the most of the season.