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 are still checking for 2021 dates on events, but have checked all events held before early October 2019 and 2020. 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 2021 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, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. 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!
Idaho Mountain Festival - Almo, ID - Aug 19 to Aug 22, 2021
A climbing festival with workshops, trail running, live music, and more. Hosted inside Castle Rocks State Park.
Twin Falls County Fair - Filer, ID - Sep 1 to Sep 6, 2021
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 1 to Sep 5, 2021
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 - Sep 3 to Sep 11, 2021
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.
Schweitzer Fall Fest - Sandpoint, ID - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
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 - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
85th annual. 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 4, 2021
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 8 to Sep 11, 2021
A rodeo, dance, parade and more.
Art in the Park - Boise, ID - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Hyde Park Street Fair - Boise, ID - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
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.
Bike MS Cycle the Silver Valley - Kellogg, ID - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Nez Perce County Fair - Lewiston, ID - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
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 24 to Sep 25, 2021
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.
Idaho Falls Oktoberfest - Idaho Falls, ID - Sep 25, 2021
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.
See Spot Walk - Boise, ID - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
For 2021, a virtual walk. Normally: 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
Lava Hot Springs Oktoberfest - Lava Hot Springs, ID - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
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
Harrison Oktoberfest - Harrison, ID - Oct 2, 2021
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 6 to Oct 10, 2021
Annual event with sheep parade, Folklife Fair, concerts, lamb feast, cooking classes, Fiber Fest and more.
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree - Sun Valley, ID - Oct 13 to Oct 17, 2021
Forty bands, dance program, wine tasting and Afterglow dinner. Since 1989.
Orofino Lumberjack Days - Orofino, ID - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2022
Activities include carnival, parade, horse pull competition, skidding & truck driving competition, and more.
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!
Oktoberfest at Ste. Chapelle Winery - Caldwell, ID - Oct 6, 2019
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.
Eagle Food and Wine Festival - Eagle, ID - Sep 19, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
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