Find an Idaho fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 has things to do across Idaho including activities in Boise, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.Last Major Update:
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Oktoberfest at Ste. Chapelle Winery - Caldwell, ID - Oct 2, 2016
Idaho Shakespeare Festival - Boise, ID - May 26 to Oct 1, 2017
Boise Color Run - Boise, ID - Aug 26, 2017
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to Boise, with a Colored Foam Zone and more
Snake River Harvest Festival - Caldwell, ID - Sep 10, 2017
Soak up the tail end of summer and welcome fall at Ste. Chapelle with a variety of Idaho wineries and delicious local food and vendors to pair, all set to the sound of The “All New” High Street Party Band. Plus, don’t miss out on the grape stomp challenge, sure to be a stomping good time!
Idaho Mountain Festival - Almo, ID - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Closed to the public for 2018 to focus on taking it back to its roots – plan on attending in 2019! A climbing festival with workshops, trail running, and more. Hosted inside Castle Rocks State Park.
Struttin’ for Stufin’ - Nampa, ID - Nov 23, 2017
A half marathon, 10k and 5k.
Twin Falls County Fair - Filer, ID - Aug 29 to Sep 3, 2018
Annual event for more than 100 years. Live music, Monster truck tour, carnival and rodeo. Free entertainment includes dog races, magic show, petting farm and more.
Spirit of Boise - Boise, ID - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2018
Family friendly event to watch the hot air balloons launch. Held at Ann Morrison Park. Free admission. Founded in 1991.
Eastern Idaho State Fair - Blackfoot, ID - Aug 31 to Sep 8, 2018
One of two annual state fairs in Idaho. Founded in 1902. Includes annual parade at opening of the fair. Attractions include horse races, food, motocross, bull riding, tractor pulls, demolition derby, fairground rides/games, and live music concerts.
Schweitzer Fall Fest - Sandpoint, ID - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
Live music and more than 60 regional microbrews are on tap for this event along with sightseeing, souvenir glassware, kids soda tent and arts, crafts and food vendors.
BBQ Days - Kamiah, ID - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
A free barbecue dinner that has been going on for more than 80 years. Other activities include the beer garden, art reception and show, quilt show, crafts, chuckwagon breakfast, street music and more. Since 1936.
Wagon Days - Ketchum, ID - Sep 1, 2018
Ketchum celebrates Labor Day weekend with one of the largest non-motorized parades in the Pacific Northwest, plus a pancake breakfast, bareback riding demonstration, arts & crafts, antique fair, cowboy poet, children’s activities and more!
Lewiston Roundup - Lewiston, ID - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2018
84th Annual. A rodeo, dance, parade and more.
Art in the Park - Boise, ID - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
An open-air festival with more than 200 artists offering arts & crafts for sale, live entertainment, children’s activities, savory foods, sweet treats and beverages.
Orofino Lumberjack Days - Orofino, ID - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Activities include carnival, parade, horse pull competition, skidding & truck driving competition, and more.
Hyde Park Street Fair - Boise, ID - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
An annual fundraising event held in Boise’s Camels Back Park featuring vendor booths, activities for the kids, live music, exotic foods, cold beer, community entertainers, and a wine garden for three fun-filled days. All proceeds go back into Fine Grants and programs in the North End community.
Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games - Garden City, ID - Sep 14, 2018
Athletic games, Highland dance competition, and entertainment hosted by the Treasure Valley Scottish American Society.
Snake River Search Oktoberfest - Idaho Falls, ID - Sep 15, 2018
A fundraiser hosted by Idaho Brewing Company with proceeds going to support Snake River Search. Enjoy beers, brats and entertainment. There will also be silent auctions and raffle prizes. Tickets available at the door – adults $10, kids $5!
Nez Perce County Fair - Lewiston, ID - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2018
An agricultural fair at Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. Daily admission is $8 for adults 13+. Children ages 6-12 are $5. Fair hours start at 10 AM and run until 9 PM on Thursday, 10 PM on Friday/Saturday and 3 PM on Sunday.
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
Admission to three musical performances, a glass beer mug and six sampling tickets. $20 is the early bird rate. It runs from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday. Also experience the Gran Fondo biking event at Oktoberfest.
Tres Bonne Cuisine Oktoberfest - Boise, ID - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
Tres Bonne Cuisine will host its 89th annual Idaho Oktoberfest with a two day evening celebration of German food and beer. Weisswurst and bratwurst are on the menu as well as other German food. Stadl Bier from Bavaria Innstadt Brewery. One complimentary beer.
Eagle Food and Wine Festival - Eagle, ID - Sep 22, 2018
The Eagle Food and Wine Festival celebrates the culinary and viticulture delights by select Idaho wineries and pairing them with premier local chefs. This unique experience allows the public the opportunity to taste the best that the region has to offer. Live music enhances the evening. A portion of event proceeds are donated each year to worthwhile local organizations.
Oktoberfest Old Boise - Boise, ID - Sep 22, 2018
Live music, dancing, Bavarian foods, seasonal and Oktoberfest beers plus a Sam Adams stein hoisting contest. 3-10 PM. Location: 6th and Maine, Boise, ID
Idaho Falls Oktoberfest - Idaho Falls, ID - Sep 22, 2018
Come enjoy German beer and food. We are raising the money for Special Olympics and Wheelchairs for vets. New this year are the Hammerschlagen and Masskrugstemmen Tournaments. There will be a costume contest for the best Oktoberfest attire. Also there is live German music, German food, and of course German beer.
Emmett Harvest Festival & Street Fair - Emmett, ID - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
25th annual. A celebration of the harvest! This is a FREE event to attend full of food vendors, arts and craft vendors, and entertainment. Local orchards are available for picking too.
Lava Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Lava Hot Springs, ID - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
Celebrate the start of fall and the harvest with fun next to the Portneuf River. Last yearâ€™s schedule started with the kick-off party on Friday. Saturday brought Oktoberfest, a fun run/walk of 5k/10k and pumpkin chuckin contest. Sunday was the duck race (no oktoberfest sunday). Food, beer and music at the Lava Community Building. The event is raising money for a bike path. Location: 150 N Center, Lava Hot Springs, ID
See Spot Walk - Boise, ID - Oct 6, 2018
26th Annual Idaho Humane Society Dog Walk and Festival – vendors, demonstrations, contests, food and more, all supporting the Idaho Humane Society in their biggest fundraiser of the year
Foothills 50K Frenzy - Boise, ID - Oct 6, 2018
The only “official” ultra in the Boise foothills. It features running on one of the best trail networks in the West. 2018 will be the final Foothills Frenzy, so definitely don’t miss out!
MCPAWS Oktoberfest - McCall, ID - Oct 6, 2018
Annual fundraiser for MCPAWS, a regional animal shelter, will include beer garden, food & craft vendors, kids activities, adoptable dogs and live music. Costume contest for adults and kids as well as raffles. It is held at Alpine Village, a resort style condominium development in the downtown area. Held annually on the first Saturday in October. Location: 600 N 3rd St, McCall, ID 83638
Harrison Oktoberfest - Harrison, ID - Oct 6, 2018
Microbreweries will be in attendance offering beer to fill your souvenir glass. There will also be food and live music. Activities for kids include face painting, bounce house and more. This event has been going on for more than five years.
Trailing of the Sheep - Ketchum, ID - Oct 10 to Oct 14, 2018
Annual event with sheep parade, Folklife Fair, concerts, lamb feast, cooking classes, Fiber Fest and more.
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree - Sun Valley, ID - Oct 17 to Oct 21, 2018
Forty bands, dance program, wine tasting and Afterglow dinner. Event has been going on for almost 30 years.
Crosstoberfest - Sun Valley, ID - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
This annual event in October combines a cyclocross race with a beerfest. The beerfest features around 100 beers from over 20 breweries. Beer festival garden is for 21+ only, but there are plenty of other acitivities for kids and families. An all access pass for Friday evening and Saturday is $25. Riders get discounted tickets to the festival with race registration. 2016 will be the 13th annual event.
BBQ Days – Kamiah, ID – September 4-6, 2015
A free barbecue dinner that has been going on for more than 70 years. The theme this year is “Kamiah, Idaho… A great place to live, work and play!” Other activities include the beer garden, art reception and show, quilt show, crafts, chuckwagon breakfast, street music and more.
Hyde Park Street Fair – Boise, ID – September 18-20, 2015
East Idaho HarvestFest & Outdoor Expo – Sept 25-26, 2015
Hunting, fishing, boating, camping, RVs and ATVs. Hometown Hero Chili Cook-off, Big Buck Contest and entertainment stage including dancing. The Harvest Fest was started in 2006 and the Outdoor Expo added in 2013. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free.
Western Heritage Festival – Boise – Sept 18-20, 2015
First annual event with live music, fast draw competition, dutch oven cooking, historical reenactments of life in the Old West, and kids games.
Eagle Food and Wine Festival – Eagle, ID – October 3, 2015
Emmett Harvest Festival and Street Fair – Emmett, ID – October 2-3, 2015
Idaho Gourd Festival – Boise, ID – Oct 24-25, 2015
Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees – Boise, Idaho – Nov 25 – Nov 30, 2015
32nd annual event with black-tie Gala, Breakfast with Santa, North Pole Village, pageant, children’s scavenger hunt, and entertainment. Raises money to improve healthcare in the community.
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