Why October Is the Best Month in Boise
Calling all ghouls and pumpkin spice latte lovers! October is finally at our doorstep. After the hellishly hot summer and early fall we’ve had, we’re beyond ready for real fall to kick in. Today on the podcast, October’s #1 fan Frankie Barnhill chats with Marissa Lovell with the From Boise newsletter. They have delicious seasonal food and drink picks, plus the best way to get haunted this Halloween.
And hey: we’re looking for your ghost stories! Have you had a spooky experience in the Treasure Valley? Share your hauntings with us over text or leave us a voicemail. Here’s our number, which you should totally save in your phone: 208-546-9485
Marissa’s October picks:
- Hoptober Freshtival at Boise Brewing, Oct. 15
- Idaho City for fall hikes; stop by the Old Pioneer Cemetery for a spook
- Desert Oracle live podcast recording at Neurolux, Oct. 30
Frankie’s October picks:
- Williams Fruit Ranch in Emmett (fresh cider will be available Oct. 7)
- Military Reserve hike on Cottonwood Trail for leaf peeping
- *Sleepless in Stripes at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, Oct. 8-9 (*sadly this event sold out after publication, but keep an eye on other events at the Pen)
Honorable mention: Boise Bench Haunted Zombie Babyland
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