While the nights are getting cooler, the Meridian real estate market has never been hotter! While many of the larger and more crowded events have been cancelled, there are still fun things to do with the family this year. We’ve collected a few of the best ones for you to try!


Boo At Night At The Zoo. Zoo Boise. October 15th Through The 31st

Boo At The Zoo is always a hit and this year is no different. Yes, it is heavily modified and will seem quite paired down from last year’s event, this year’s Boo At The Zoo will still be a fun outing! Here are the activities you can expect while there this year:

Idaho Botanical Garden’s Fall Harvest Festival. Every Saturday in October

The Botanical Garden is a great place to bring the family and have fun while still remaining socially distanced. This year they are doing tons of special events like a huge self-guided pumpkin patch tour, a Scarecrow Stroll, one-way hay maze, and local food trucks! Each Saturday features an additional special activity, seen below. For complete information and ticketing services, check out the full event on their website. 

  • Oct 17th: Live Music from Rebecca Scott Band!
  • Oct 24th: Scary Stories with StoryFort and Old Idaho Penitentiary
  • Oct 31st: BONUS EVENT. Halloween Costume Parade – FREE TO PUBLIC, RSVP Required – 3pm-5pm

Discovery Center Of Idaho. October, November, And December Events

Always a fun place to spend time with friends and family, The Discovery Center of Idaho is ramping up its schedule for the end of the 2020 season. In addition to their packed daily schedule of learning and outreach they have tons of events coming up for the end of the year. One of the most interesting ones is called “Hour With The Expert” which features real life Egyptologist and Boise resident Jan Summers Duffy. Join Jan as she takes you through the highlights of the King Tut: Treasures of The Tomb exhibit and answers all of your questions about Tut, Egypt, mummies, and more! Fridays starting at 1pm. More information on their website here.


Here are a few more of their event highlights for October, November, and December:

  • Letting Off STEAM
  • Member’s Night
  • Young Discoverers project, featuring slime!
  • Red Cross blood drive night 


Linder Farms Corn Maze And Pumpkin Patch. 

Linder Farms is back and better than ever! Come on by for a great pumpkin patch tour where you and your family can take a free hayride out to the field where you can choose and pick your very own pumpkin! You can also check out their other rides for kids and young adults and even try their paintball shooting gallery. They also serve a variety of fun fair foods like corn dogs, french fries, tater tots, and burgers. Check them out while the weather is good and the crowds are manageable! More information on their site here.