Find an Idaho fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 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.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
BBQ Days - Kamiah, ID - Jan 1 to Sep 6, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for its return in 2021, as they celebrate 85 years. Normally: 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.
We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!
Snake River Search Oktoberfest - Idaho Falls, ID - Sep 21, 2019
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!
Idaho Falls Oktoberfest - Idaho Falls, ID - Sep 28, 2019
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.
Lava Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Lava Hot Springs, ID - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Celebrate the start of fall and the harvest with fun next to the Portneuf River. Kick-off party on Friday. Saturday is Oktoberfest, a fun run/walk of 5k/10k, pumpkin chuckin contest, and the duck race. 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 5, 2019
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
Oktoberfest at Ste. Chapelle Winery - Caldwell, ID - Oct 6, 2019
Idaho Mountain Festival - Almo, ID - Aug 20 to Aug 23, 2020
A climbing festival with workshops, trail running, live music, and more. Hosted inside Castle Rocks State Park.
Twin Falls County Fair - Filer, ID - Sep 2 to Sep 7, 2020
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 - Sep 2 to Sep 6, 2020
Family friendly event to watch the hot air balloons launch. Held at Ann Morrison Park. Free admission. Founded in 1991.
Schweitzer Fall Fest - Sandpoint, ID - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
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.
Eastern Idaho State Fair - Blackfoot, ID - Sep 4 to Sep 12, 2020
One of two annual state fairs in Idaho. Enjoy the 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. Since 1902.
Wagon Days - Ketchum, ID - Sep 5, 2020
Just a little modification for 2020 – Circle the Wagons on 9/5, bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy live entertainment. No food or drink will be available onsite. Normally: 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 9 to Sep 12, 2020
A rodeo, dance, parade and more.
Art in the Park - Boise, ID - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
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.
Snake River Harvest Festival - Caldwell, ID - Sep 13, 2020
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, with live music as part of the Summer Concert Series. Plus, don’t miss out on the grape stomp challenge, sure to be a stomping good time!
Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games - Garden City, ID - Sep 14 to Sep 30, 2020
Athletic games, Highland dance competition, and entertainment hosted by the Treasure Valley Scottish American Society.
Orofino Lumberjack Days - Orofino, ID - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
Activities include carnival, parade, horse pull competition, skidding & truck driving competition, and more.
Hyde Park Street Fair - Boise, ID - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
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.
Eagle Food and Wine Festival - Eagle, ID - Sep 19, 2020
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.
Bike MS Cycle the Silver Valley - Kellogg, ID - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Admission to three musical performances, a glass beer mug and six sampling tickets. 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.
Nez Perce County Fair - Lewiston, ID - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
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.
Emmett Harvest Festival & Street Fair - Emmett, ID - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
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.
Oktoberfest Old Boise - Boise, ID - Sep 26, 2020
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
MCPAWS Oktoberfest - McCall, ID - Oct 3, 2020
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 3, 2020
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.
Trailing of the Sheep - Ketchum, ID - Oct 7 to Oct 11, 2020
Annual event with sheep parade, Folklife Fair, concerts, lamb feast, cooking classes, Fiber Fest and more.
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree - Sun Valley, ID - Oct 14 to Oct 18, 2020
Forty bands, dance program, wine tasting and Afterglow dinner. Since 1989.
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