Autumn is one of our area's most beautiful seasons—although it’s often cut short by snowflakes settling in. And to celebrate, the Teton community comes together with events surrounding the turn of the season. From trunk-or-treat nights (where families gather in vehicles while children trick-or-treat from the trunks) to pumpkin picking, you can find your neighbors embracing this time of year. Plan your family’s fall lineup by tapping into several of these unique local events.
Tough Towner, October 12th
Are you tough enough? The ultimate community obstacle course will test your skills! Visit toughtowner.com or call 307-733-1989 for more info.
PTO Pumpkin Patch, October 19th
Grab a pumpkin, enjoy a hot cocoa, and get your face painted at the PTO Pumpkin Patch on the Town Square. This fun event benefits local schools. For more information, contact the Rendezvous PTO at email@example.com.
Jackson Hole Community Band Halloween Concert, weekend before Halloween
The Jackson Hole Community Band puts on a hauntingly fun concert! This popular event features band members in full costume, a short child-oriented program, an on-stage audience costume parade, and Halloween-themed tunes. Confirm the date and venue at jhcband.org.
Trick or Treat Town Square, October 31st
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce holds their Town Square Trick or Treat, traditionally from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A costume contest concludes the event at 4:30 p.m., with prizes for several age divisions. Call 307-733-3316 for more information.
Town Square Lighting Ceremony, November 29th
Put fall to bed with this holiday tradition of music, carols, the lighting of the Town Square, and the arrival of Santa Claus. Celebrate the season from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and warm your belly with hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. Call 307-733-3316 or visit jacksonholechamber.com.
Other Jackson Hauntings:
Check in with the Jackson Hole Playhouse for a Halloween-themed show, and experience Jackson Hole dinner-theater history with a play that inspires your inner goblin. Visit jacksonholeplayhouse.com
Don’t miss the KMTN/Snow King Resort 36th Annual Halloween Bash! This hauntingly good time makes a great date night. The adult-only party traditionally takes place at Snow King. For festivity specifics, follow the KMTN Facebook page at facebook.com/KMTNFM
MD Nursery Fall Festival, October 19th
The 15th Annual Fall Festival at MD Nursery will be held October 19th from noon until 3 p.m. The free family fun includes hayrides, face painting, costume contests, children’s activities, and a pumpkin carving contest. A local farmer’s market and Balance Studio dance performance round out the event. For more information visit mdlandscapinginc.com or call 208-354-8816.
Trick or Treat Downtown Driggs, October 31st
Check in with your local Driggs businesses before dark. This event gives young children a way to safely participate in the door-to-door costume festivities.
Boo at the Zoo, Idaho Falls Tautphaus Park Zoo
One thousand pumpkins, five hundred thousand lights, tricks, treats, spiders, snakes, and games make for a safe and spectacular Halloween at the zoo. This "merry not scary" event includes trick-or-treat stations for all ages and a costume contest. For more information call 208-612-8552 or visit idahofallsidaho.gov.
The Haunted Mill in Teton is a thrilling spook house located in a historic flour mill. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208- 458-4256 for more info.
At U-Pick Red Barn you'll find a corn maze, train rides, pumpkin picking, chickens, and a hay maze. Visit upickredbarn.com.
The Larsen Straw Maze in Rexburg is a fun-for-the-whole-family event.
In addition to the local festivities, there’s also homemade fall fun to be had. Use the autumn season to gather with friends and family and reminisce about the summer. As the colder days approach, get out for that last hike, collect fall leaves to press in a book, host a pumpkin carving contest, create a harvest meal, or make homemade apple cider and leaf-shaped sugar cookies. Whatever you plan, make sure to enjoy this bountiful season with your loved ones.