October 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended.

Northern Idaho

9/28-10/1 Fall For History – “Different Faces from Different…”: Wallace

9/29-10/1 Gem State Tattoo Convention: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’ Alene

3,10,17 Community Market: 4 PM – 7 PM,
1021 Harold Ave, Moscow

6-7        National Ladies Homestead Gathering:
8 AM – 5 PM, Wallace

7     Harvest Festival: Join us in celebrating all things Autumn at the Farmers Market.
It’s the last outdoor market of 2023.
8 AM – 1 PM, Bonners Ferry

7     Clearwater Grange Annual Chili Feed & Silent Auction: Clearwater

7     Rathdrum Fall Y’all Craft Fair: Rathdrum

7-28     Long Camp Saturday Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS. Kamiah

13   Night Market & Street Fair: 5 PM – 9 PM,
Coeur d’Alene

14   Harvest Fest: Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, and displays at Farmin Park. Sandpoint

15   Halloween KCSC Playday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

21   Family Fall Festival: Rathdrum Lion’s Club, Rathdrum

28   Pumpkin Palooza: Noon – 4 PM, downtown Lewiston

28   Harvest Fest & Apple Palooza: 10 AM – 3 PM, 5th Street Farmers Market, N 5th St.,
Coeur d’ Alene

31   Kamiah Chamber of Commerce ‘October Costume Contest’: Kamiah

31   The Life Center ‘Trunk-or-Treat’: Kamiah

Southwestern Idaho

9/29-10/1 Boise Comic Arts Festival: Zoo Boise, Boise

1     Disney On Ice–“Into The Magic”: 3 PM – 7 PM, ExtraMile Arena, Boise

1     Underwater Pumpkin Carving: 10 AM – 1 PM, Quinn’s Pond, Boise

3-31     MASH–Meridian After School Hangout: EVERY SCHOOL DAY. 3 PM – 5 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

6-7        Girl’s Day Out Expo: Expo Idaho,
Garden City

6-8        Canyon County Fall Home Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

7     Museum Work Day: 8 AM. Volunteers Welcome. Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speakers: Barbara Ertter and Carol Prentice, ‘Timothy E. Wilcox: Army Surgeon at Fort Boise, Boise’s first resident Botanist/Naturalist’, O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

7     Idaho Senior Lifestyle Expo: 9 AM – 3 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

7     Farmer’s Market Sat: 3:30 PM – 5 PM,
12 Alpha Ln, Cascade

7     2023 Dry Creek: Idaho Trails Association will be repairing some of the most frequently used and well-loved trails in the Dry Creek Watershed. 9 AM. Freddy’s Stack Rock Trailhead, N Bogus Basin Rd, Horseshoe Bend

7     Dogtoberfest: 1 PM – 5 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

7-28     Farmers Market: SATURDAYS. 8 AM – 1 PM, 190 E 2nd S St. Mountain Home

7-28     WalkAbout Boise Historic Walking Tour: SATURDAYS. An approximately 1-1/2 hour professionally guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. Sat,
4 PM – 5:30 PM, 611 W Grove St, Boise

10   Music History with Eric Collett: 4 PM – 5 PM, Salmon Creek Gracious Retirement Living, 4890 N Cloverdale Rd., Boise

13-15   ICCKC Dog Show: 8 AM – 6 PM,
Premium Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

14   Good Time Charlie Live at Lovely Hollow Farms: 11 AM – 2 PM, 18252 Chicken Dinner Rd., Caldwell

20-2     Friends of the Library Book Sale:
10 AM – 4 PM, Public Library, 1010
Dearborn St, Caldwell

21   208 Toys Fandom Faire: Come see 20,000 sq ft of a wide range of toys, collectibles, and comics from different fandoms. 10 AM – 5 PM, Center Expo Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

21   Farmers Market: 5 PM – 7:30 PM, Train Depot, 1 State St, Weiser

21   Boo-Fest: 9 AM – 3 PM, Meridian Senior Center/Center at the Park, Meridian

21-22   Boise Reptile Expo: Expo Idaho,
Garden City

27   Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): Tonight, we partner with the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, to learn more about the rich history associated with this holiday. Pre-registration required: $15 per person (208-608-7680). 6 PM – 9:30 PM, Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 N Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

27-29   Boise Fall Home Show: Expo Idaho,
Garden City

28   Boise Farmers Market: 7 AM – 11 AM,
1500 Shoreline Dr, Boise

28   Parent/Child Nature Exploration: Join your child for an exploration in nature. 10 AM – 11:30 AM, Foothills learning Center;
3188 N Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

28-29   Idaho Fiber Festival: I Yarn For Ewe,

Southern Idaho

7     Heyburn Riverton Pumpkin and Safety Festival: 11 AM – 2 PM, Riverside Park, Heyburn

13   Vintage Vixens Market: Filer

21   Farmers Market: 9 AM – 1 PM,
392 E 300 S, Jerome

27-28   Tag Em Up Halloween Event: Come walk through our scary gym and eliminate as many creatures as you can. Be ready to get frightened and scream. $5 per participant. Crossroads United Methodist Church, Kimberly

Central Idaho

2-30     Story Time at The Community Library: MONDAYS. 10:30 AM, The Community Library, Ketchum

4-8        Trailing of the Sheep Festival: Hailey

4-25     Storytime: WEDNESDAYS. 11 AM – 11:30 AM, Hailey Public Library, Hailey

7     Community Farmer’s Market:.10 AM – 1 PM, Challis City Park Pavilion, Challis

8     Sheep Dog Trials: 3 PM – 8 PM,
2400 Buttercup Rd, Hailey

18-22   Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival: Sun Valley

28   Courageous Kids Climbing; 1PM – 3 PM, YMCA, Ketchum

Eastern Idaho

2     Student Activities Board Family Craft Night: Build-A-Blanket. Make your own fleece tied blanket. 3 PM – 5 PM, Pond Student Union, ISU Campus, Pocatello

5     Idaho Falls Art Walk: 5 PM – 8 PM,
The Colonial Theater, Idaho Falls

6     Glow Party: Come glow with us! This family-friendly event features DJ marv, free glow sticks, and soda. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM; Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, Idaho Falls

6     Farmers Market: 4 PM – 8 PM,
452 W 2nd N, Rexburg

7     The Great Pumpkin Festival: Farmers market, face painting, apple pie baking contest, pumpkin carving contest, antiques, crafts, jewelry, food, music and more. Come celebrate fall and the coming holidays.
9 AM – 2 PM, Historic Downtown Main Street, Pocatello

7     “Dinosaurs from the Mountain” : Let’s go back 100 million years ago to the lush forests of the Wayan Formation! 10 AM – 5 PM,
Idaho Museum of Natural History, ISU Campus, Pocatello

8     Family Crisis Center Purple Ribbon Run:
10 AM, Rigby Lake, Rigby

10   Disney Encanto–The Sing-Along Film Concert: 5:30 PM, Mountain America Center, Idaho Falls

13-14   Fall Book Sale: Fri, 10 AM – 5 PM; Sat, 10 AM – 4 PM; Marshall Public Library, Pocatello

14   Idaho Falls Farmers’ Market: 3 PM – 7 PM,
600 Memorial Dr., Idaho Falls

14   Hot Potato Harvest: Bring the kids and join us for Potato Harvest at the Indoor Swimming Pool. For Ages 3-12. Water Games will go from 11 AM –  1 PM, Lava Hot Springs

21   Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: 9 AM – 1 PM, 435 W Center St, Pocatello

28          SRD’s Halloween Festival: FREE Entry Trick or Treat. 10 AM – 2 PM, Elks Lodge, 410 S Main St., Pocatello

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Les Tanner

About Les Tanner

Les Tanner is shown here with his late wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for more than sixty years, and who also was on the staff of IDAHO magazine. When Les, a retired teacher, isn’t working on the magazine's calendar, proofreading, fishing, writing, playing pickleball, or pulling weeds, he’s out looking for Jimmy the cat.

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