The City of Trees is entering the most colorful time of year. Just before we plunge into the dark and dreary winter, we are blessed with a flash of vibrant excitement to help us through the long dark winter days.
School’s in session, football is in season, and fall festivities abound. There is fruit to pick, seasonal beverages to sample, and Halloween themed activities to partake in.
Sights, Frights, and Tasty Delights
There are many exciting fall events you won’t want to miss in the Boise area this year. Here are just a few of the things the Treasure Valley’s best dental office is looking forward to:
- Winter Garden aGlow – Before your final embrace with the winter months, join us in viewing the Idaho Botanical Gardens in full glow. Every year the Gardens are lit with more than 300,000 lights in a dazzling display for an evening stroll.
- Disney on Ice – Disney’s FROZEN will be bringing all of your favorite characters to life. Designed for a completely immersive experience, the set is not only on ice, but up through the air as well, bringing your family closer to Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff. You will be able to feel the storm inside Elsa with her enhanced magic and special effects. And yes….you can sing along to your favorite hits such as “Let it Go ” and “Do you want to build a Snowman?”. October 28th – November 1st, 2015.
- Hunger Bowl – It wouldn’t be fall without some Bronco football action! During the 8th Annual Hunger Bowl on November 20th, 2015, Boise takes on the Air Force at our very own Albertson’s Stadium. To participate, simply bring any non-perishable food item to the game to donate. It should be a great match… well, let’s be real; Rypien is probably going to throw so well the Falcons are going to have to award him an Air Medal. Go Broncos!
- The Farmstead – On one side of the Farmstead, there is the expected autumn maze, rides, and petting zoo. On the other side is a haunted chasm of corn that will vacate your bladder, known as the Field of Screams. They are both fun, depending on what you are in the mood for.
- Frightened Felons – Pay money to go spend Halloween night in prison! The Old Pen will once again open its doors to put the terrifying truth about some of history’s worst criminals on a frightening display. This year will once again feature an actor-filled tour (for realism), a Zombie-led performance of Thriller, and food and drinks.
- Zoo Boise’s Spooktacular – The second annual merry-not-scary Halloween Fun-Fest features a walking tour and activities designed for children, including encounters with some of our nocturnal friends.
- Farmer’s Market – For most of us, there is no better place to pick up our produce than at the Farmers’ Market. Open from April through December, our feature market at 10th and Grove not only has a great selection of local produce, but features art, entertainment, and a joyful hustle and bustle that is a treat unto itself.
- The Basque Market Dinner – Every Friday (through 12/18/2015) the Basque Market will be offering delicious three-course dinners. The chef crafts a unique seasonal menu with three starters, three entrees, and three desserts every week. Make sure you make reservations several days ahead; they fill up quick!
- Murder Mystery Theater – The Playhouse is a remarkable yet relatively-unknown jewel of the area. They feature comedy and magic, theater, and it’s a great place to have a party or event. November, Friday the 13th, the Playhouse is hosting their very own Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. They will be serving beef and chicken kabobs with vegetable medley, rice, and a special dessert.
If all else fails, simply go outside and enjoy the serene views that the Treasure Valley has to offer this time of year. Whether it’s the beauty of the Greenbelt, the timeless landscape of the canyon, or the breathtaking view of Boise’s fall colors from the foothills, we are privileged to have an excess of visual delights.
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.
(Nature XXVIII. Autumn By Emily Dickinson)