SE Idaho Halloween attractions 2015

Editor’s note: We have tried to include everyone here, however, if you have a Halloween/fall attraction that is open to the public and it is not on this list, please email jhopkins@journalnet.com

Trick or Treat the Old Town Streets: Appropriate for all ages. Free event, dress up and trick or treat at participating Old Town Pocatello merchants on Saturday, October 31 from 3-5:30 p.m. Look for the orange pumpkin in the window. Stop by the Idaho State Journal and say hello! http://www.oldtownpocatello.com/

Trick or Treat at the Pine Ridge Mall: The Chubbuck police and fire departments will host trick-or-treating in the mall on October 31 from 6-9 p.m. Free for all ages.

• Join Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue, for a family-friendly afternoon of life-size versions of your favorite board games as well as treats for trick-or-treaters during Trick or Treat the Old Town Streets on Saturday, October 31st 3:00pm-5:30pm.

The library will host a variety of games including oversized Scrabble, giant Jenga, life-size Candyland, Human Hungry Hungry Hippos and more!  Marshall Public Library will also give out comic books to trick-or-treaters as part of Halloween ComicFest.  Costumes are encouraged.

This program is free and open to the public. Stop by the library any time between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm to join in the fun!

For more information on this library event, please contact Jamie Bair at 232-1263 x112 or jbair@marshallpl.org. Information on all library events may be viewed on the Marshall Public Library Facebook page.

Swore Farms: Appropriate for all ages. There is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, face painting, farm game, tiny tots string maze, puppet station, ring toss, pumpkin bowling, bean toss, stories, hay wagon rides and more. The corn maze is open from 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturdays and from 4 p.m. to dusk Mondays through Fridays. Pumpkins are available for purchase. Test your knowledge in the corn maze, there is a question at each turn, answer correctly and turn down the correct path, but if you answer incorrectly you’ll hit a dead end!

Admission is $6 which includes the corn maze, corn maze, face painting and wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. Maze/play area only admission is $4. Wagon ride only is $3. Veterans get in free and there is no admission cost for infants age 1 and under.

Located on Ballard Road north of Pocatello. Take highway 91 to Ballard Road and then turn west.  You will see the Swore Farms sign about a 1/4 mile down the road. http://sworefarms.com/

 Fall Carnival at the Portneuf Valley Library, 5210 Stuart Ave. in Chubbuck. Free for all ages. There will be tons of great activities for the entire family on Monday, October 19 from 6-7 p.m.  We also have our annual Spook Alley, a haunted maze through the library, on Friday, October 30 from 7-9 p.m. http://portneuflibrary.org/

• ”Bootacular,” a family-fun Halloween carnival will be held in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building Ballroom in Pocatello from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 29. ISU clubs and organizations will host booths and compete for the 2015 Bootacular trophy. Free admission for ISU students, $2 for faculty and staff, $3 for the public or donate a canned food item for free admisson. Call 282-3451 or email sab@isu.edu for more information.

Haunted House at 4950 Yellowstone Ave. in Chubbuck. Open Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween from 7-11 p.m. $10 at the door, all ages welcome. This is a fundraiser for the Rodriguez Boxing Club.

Pocatello Zoo Boo: All ages. Put on your costume and come to the Pocatello Zoo on Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a costume contest, haunted house, games and more. Admission is $5.75 for ages 12-59, $4.50 for ages 60 and up, $3.75 for ages 3-11 and free for ages 0-2. http://zoo.pocatello.us/

• There will be free games, candy, food and prizes at the Harvest Church, 1100 Booth Road in Pocatello, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a free potato chili bar. There will also be a raffle with items including an adult mountain bike, a children’s bicycle, a 40 inch smart television, mens and womens gift baskets, huge stuffed animals and more. Raffle tickets are $5-$10 and proceeds will go to the Harvest Church missions team.

First Annual Boo Fest will be at the Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road in Pocatello on October 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. All ages free event. There will be indoor Trick or Treat for families complete with a haunted lab, bounce house, food and more. This event is completely free. For more information contact Megan at  208-637-6598 or cipocatello.sales2@gmail.com.

•  The Bannock County Historical Museum, 3000 Avenue of the Chiefs in Pocatello, will host Halloween activities on Saturday, Oct. 31. Come to museum in costume from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and get in free. There will be free treats. A child-friendly spooky story reading will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest. All entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30. There  will be prizes for first, second and third in each age group. For more information call the museum at 233-0434.

Grandstand of Terror: Appropriate for ages 10+. Hosted by the Blackfoot Community Players at the Eastern Idaho State Fair grounds in Blackfoot. Hours are M-Th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., F-S 7:30 to 11 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

All of the cast and crew volunteer for this annual event, and the funds all go toward the restoration and upkeep of the historic Nuart Theater in Blackfoot.

Cost: Regular admission is $10, Grandstand of Terror Fast Pass is an additional $3, Zombie laser apocalypse is $10, zombie laser apocalypse fast pass is an additional $3. The double dare combo includes the Grandstand of Terror and the Zombie Apocalypse is $18. Find more information at http://blackfootcommunityplayers.com

• The Blackfoot Police Department is hosting its First Annual Trunk or Treat. BPD invites the public to Jensen’s Grove on Halloween night from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The Blackfoot Police Department, with help from the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office and the Blackfoot Fire Department, will be handing out candy from their emergency response vehicles. Members of the public are also encouraged to participate by decorating a vehicle. 50 spots are available for these vehicles. Candy donations would be greatly appreciated. For more information, or to reserve a spot for your vehicle, please call Leslie at 785-1235.

Wild Adventure Corn Maze: Located at 135 W. 450 N. in Blackfoot. Appropriate for all ages. Attractions include ten-acre corn maze with three maze challenges, a farm scene investigation, corn cannon, farm scene tracks, tube slide, farm scene investigation, jump houses, barrel train, paint ball, petting zoo and concessions. General admission ticket  for ages 12+  is $10 and child general admission is $5, ticket includes all activities. A family pass is available for $35, immediate family only. Season pass can be purchased online for $30. Open Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Closed Sunday. The maze will go dark at 8 p.m. on Halloween night. Call 208-705-7705 or go to http://wildadventurecornmaze.com for more info.

Theater of the Lost Souls: The Virginia Theatre, 186 S. State Street in Shelley. Not recommended for kids under age 10. Only ages 18+ will be admitted after hours. Open Mondays through Saturdays through October 31. Regular hours are 7-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed on Sundays. Regular pricing is $9 per person on weeknights and $10 per person on weekends.

This attraction includes limited vision, crawling through tunnels and steep stairs. No refunds, tickets purchased at the door, cards accepted.

AFTER HOURS event is for ages 18+, cost is $15 and participants must sign a waiver. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 starting at 12:30 a.m. Limited space, call 208-390-1455. http://thetheatreofthelostsouls.com/

Crypt of Terror: 190 S. Holmes Ave. in Shelley. $4 a person for ages 12 and up, $2 a person for ages 6-11. Children ages 5 and under get in free. The haunted house is too scary for younger children, however there will also be games and treats for them free with paid family member.

Have your photo taken with your favorite ghoul for $1. Stop by “A Creep’s Treat” for a cup of hot chocolate and a goodie for $1. Raffle tickets for killer prizes are $2-$5 each.

•  Boo at the Zoo will be Oct. 28 through 30 at Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls, hosted by the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society. There will be moer than 500,000 lights on display, inflatable decorations, nightly costume contests at 6 and 7:30 p.m., crafts, games, trick or treat stations and Percy the Penguin and Gerry the Giraffe will make nightly appearances. Gates open at 5 p.m., and last admission is at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for ages 4 and older, children 3 and younger get in free. Tickets available at Idaho Falls Albertsons store and zoo administrative office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in advance.

Dr. Slaughter’s Carnival of Fear: Recommended age is 10+. Located at 680 1st St. in Idaho Falls. There is a 3-D maze, new areas and scares and the Living Dead Dance Team. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. on weeknights and 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. $10 per person or $13 for fast track admission. http://www.drslaughters.com/

Straw Maze and Haunted Forest: Located at 7600 South 2000 West in Rexburg. Activities available for all ages. Start in the haunted straw maze and then stroll through the haunted forest. There is also a straw bale play area with tunnels, slides and a straw tower for the kids.  Hay rides are available.

Haunted Forest hours are 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Prices are $9 for age 12 and up, $7 for ages 5-11 and free for ages 0-4. Cash, debit and credit cards accepted. Haunted Straw Maze hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays. Admission to the straw maze is $9 for ages $12 and up, $7 for ages 5-11 and free for ages 0-4. Buy an inclusive pass for $15 for admission to both the forest and the maze. http://strawmaze.com/

Haunted Mansions of Albion: 427 E. North Street in Albion. Not recommended for kids under age 8. Tickets are $20 per person, purchase at the door with cash or card. Admission includes the School of Chaos, House of Clowns, Zombie Academy, Explore Historic Comish Hall and the Haunted Mine Shaft. Open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. to midnight. Also open the last two Thursdays in October (22 and 29) from 7 to 10 p.m. http://www.hauntedmansionsofalbion.com/

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2 thoughts on “SE Idaho Halloween attractions 2015

  1. Hello!

    We have our Fall Carnival with tons of great activities for the entire family on Monday, October 19th from 6-7pm. We also have our annual Spook Alley, a haunted maze through the library, on Friday, October 30th from 7-9pm. Can we get our events listed, too? Thanks!

  2. Certainly! We have got your events added. Thanks for letting us know!

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