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Halloween festivities in the Treasure Valley


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Halloween festivities in the Treasure Valley

By Karen Lehr. CREATED Oct 25, 2013

We are creeping closer to All Hallow’s Eve but Treasure Valley Halloween festivities are already in full swing.

If you dare to take on the scare, zombies, vampires and the undead await you at Haunted World in Caldwell.

“Vampires, witches, a lot of zombies,” Haunted World co-owner Scott Ethington said.  “Zombies is what is happening this year, like vampires two to three years ago were big, it's zombies this year."

After 14 years of perfecting their scare tactics, their webpage says each soul who lives there does their best to live -or die- up to your expectations.

"This is the one that will scare you, not only are you going to have a great time, but I gaurantee you'll get scared," Ethington said.

If you want to visit the spookiest souls of Idaho’s past, check out Frightened Felons at the old State Penn.

"The site just comes alive,” Amber Beierle from the Idaho State Historical Society said. “We'll have people locked up and everything so it's really an opportunity to see the Old Idaho Penitentiary alive and we'll throw some scares in there as well."

But if that gives you the heebie jeebies, stick with the little ones and put on your best costume to collect candy at the On Your Side sponsored event Boo at the Zoo. Costumed characters will be decked out Saturday from 10-5 at Zoo Boise to partake in games, face painting and pumpkin patch photos.

If you have yet to pick out the perfect pumpkin for yourself,  swing by Linder Farms to roam their 20-acre pumpkin patch and 15-acre corn maze.

You can also check out the Freaky Forest in Kuna or the Haunted Woods in Eagle, put on by the Eagle Fire Department.

If you’ll be in downtown Boise, take the Boise Halloween Trolley Tours available every night until the 31st.

For parents trying to have some grown up time, young ones 5-12 can spend Saturday night at the Wing Center Halloween Sleepover.