Halloween Season 2021: (Nearly) Everything to Do in Southeast Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Oct 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM


Halloween season is upon us, and with it comes a wide selection of spooks and attractions. From corn and straw mazes to haunted mills and hospitals, there is something for everyone in Southeast Idaho. So whether you are looking for activities and events in your town or want to travel a bit, here is (nearly) everything you can look forward to this October.

Note: Dates and Times are in bold.

Halloween Season Events

Greater Pocatello Area

  • Pocatello/Chubbuck

    • 13th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours

      • “Visit, inside and out, four different haunted buildings in Historic Downtown Pocatello as you learn the history and experience the haunts. Presented by SPIRO Paranormal and Historic Downtown Pocatello.”
        • Oct. 22-23, 29-30th 6pm-9pm
    • The Friendship Club Haunted Carnival

      • “A haunted carnival made for kids and families. Various games and prizes.
        • Oct. 30th 2pm-5pm
    • Trick-or-Treat Downtown

      • “Local merchants and businesses will hand out treats in Historic Downtown Pocatello. Come in costume and walk business to business enjoying a safe, daytime Halloween event.
        • Oct. 29th 3pm-5:30pm
    • Community Pumpkin Carving Contest

      • “A free community pumpkin carving contest at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building. There will be prizes, cider and family fun.”
        • Oct 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm
    • SPTA Halloween Costume Fun Run/Walk 5K

      • “Starting at Cadet Field next to Reed Gym on the Pocatello Idaho State University campus will be the 12th annual SPTA Fun Run! Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costume.”
        • Oct. 30th 8am-1pm
      • Visit this site for more information. 
    • Trick-or-Treat SRD's Petting Zoo

      • Snake River Doodle’s Therapy will be hosting their 6th annual free petting zoo trick-or-treat. Games will also be available to play. 
        • Oct. 31st 3pm-5pm
      • Visit this site for more information. 
    • SRD’s Haunted Funhouse

      • Various spooky attractions including a hayride, movie showings, and of course a haunted acre with multiple levels of scare. 
        • All month Thurs-Sat 7pm-11pm
      • Visit this site for tickets and more information. 


Greater Idaho Falls Area

  • Idaho Falls

    • Boo at the Idaho Falls Zoo 2021

      • “Enjoy over 500,000 lights, 1000 pumpkins, light sculptures, decorations and trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo.
        • Oct. 28-29th 5pm-8:30pm
        • Oct 30th 2pm-8:30pm
    • LGBTQ+ Family Friendly Halloween Event

      • “Held at Tautphaus Park Shelter 1, and open to friends, family, and members of the LGBTQ+ community, there will be ice breaker games, Halloween crafts, and a Halloween costume runway show. Family-friendly drinks and all of the crafting materials will be provided.”
        • Oct. 23rd 4pm-7:30pm
      • Visit this site for more information. 
    • Raining Candy! Halloween Candy Blast and Food Trucks

      • Located at U-Pick Red Barn, there will be Train Rides, Corn Pits, Straw Maze, Jumper Pillows, 70 ft. Slides, Hayrides, food trucks, and lots of candy. Costs $10 to get in. 
        • Oct. 30th 11am-8pm
      • Visit this site for more information. 
    • Frosty Gator Paint Night

      • Follow step-by-step instructions to create a black-light Halloween Painting at Frosty Gator. Admission to the class is $30 and all supplies will be provided. 
        • Oct. 19th 6pm-8:30pm
      • Visit this site for more information. 
    • Halloween At The Dairy

      • “Join for an afternoon of family fun! Activities to include: Paintball shooting contest, Donut eating contest, Brain Freeze ice cream eating contest, Cornhole Tournament, and Face painting”
        • Oct 23rd 1pm-3pm
    • Halloween Carnival

      • “Free Community Event! Come join for games, activities and Trick or treating. Wheelchair Accessible! Candy and Non-candy trick or treat options.”
        • Oct 23rd 4pm-7pm
    • Daddy Daughter Halloween Bash

      • “Come join at The Arbor for an exciting Daddy-Daughter Halloween Bash. Enjoy Trick or Treating and a Spook Ally perfect for Halloween!!”
        • Oct 23rd 4pm
    • Nightmare on Elva Street

      • Halloween party at the Elks Lodge. Potato Bar provided and costumes encouraged. 
        • Oct. 23rd 8pm-1am
    • Masquerade Ball

      • “Masks, Hor Dourves, Dresses, and Heels...The Arbors' Halloween Masquerade Ball is the perfect adult night out!”
        • Oct 22nd 7pm
    • Special Needs Halloween Trunk or Treat

      • “A Halloween Trunk or Treat for those with Special Needs and their families.”
        • Oct 30th 2pm-5pm
    • Trunk-or-Treat

      • “Bring the kids and your costumes for some Halloween fun.”
        • Oct 30th 3pm-6pm
    • Skyline Halloween Party

      • “Wear your costume to Skyline Lanes for some Cosmic Bowling! There will be costume contests every hour on the hour starting at 7pm, as well as trick or treat candy. Cosmic bowling will run until Midnight as usual.”
        • Oct 30th 7pm
    • Wild Adventure Corn Maze

      • “Enjoy everything from barrel train rides to shooting the corn cannon, plus the best Mexican Crazy Corn you’ll ever eat.”
        • Open all Month Mon–Thur 5pm–9pm  Fri–Sat 12pm–11pm
    • Planet Doom Haunted Attraction

      • “At 30,000 sq. ft, Planet Doom features "state of the art" pneumatic props, scenery, lighting and projections effects. You can enjoy "haunted carnival" style games and customer photo ops in the queue line area.”
        • Oct 21-23; Oct 25-30 Weeknights 7pm-10pm; Weekends 7pm-11pm
  • Shelley

    • Lost Souls Attractions

      • Two haunted locations, “The Theater” and “The Hospital”. With rumored real ghost sightings, be sure for a very scary night. 
        • Oct 18-21; Oct 25-28 7pm-9:30pm
        • Oct 22-23; Oct 29-30 7pm-Midnight


Greater Rexburg Area

  • Rexburg

    • Country Trails Corn Maze

      • Includes a corn maze (normal, haunted, and kiddie), tractor-pulled hay rides and concession/refreshment stands.
        • Open all month. Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 5:30pm-12am; Sat 12pm-12-am (Haunted maze Fridays & Saturdays)
    • Rexburg Straw Maze & Haunted Forest

      • “The annual straw maze fall activity for families and college students returns. Are you ready to get lost, get spooked, and have fun? From the Haunted Maze to Haunted Forest you’ll never feel safe!”
        • Open all month. Mon–Thurs: 5pm–10pm Fri: 5pm–12am Sat: 12pm–12am (Haunted Oct 25-28 7pm-10pm; Oct 29-30 7pm-12am)
  • St. Anthony

    • Idaho’s Haunted Hospital

      • “A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk through a decommissioned hospital that dates back to the early 20th century. There have been many accounts of paranormal activity and an apparition or two.”
        • Oct 18-23; 24-30 Mon-Thurs 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri 7:30pm-Midnight, Sat 7:30pm-11:30pm
  • Teton

    • The Haunted Mill

      • “The mill itself has four levels. You will visit all four levels during your tour, but your tour will not stop at the mill. You will also explore the mill grounds. The entire tour will be swarming with monsters and creatures that will make our guests look forward to their nightmares.”
        • Oct 22-23, 25-30 Mon-Thurs 7:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 7:30pm-Midnight
  • Menan

    • The Haunted River

      • Enjoy a haunted walk by the Dry Bed River. You are sure to be spooked!
        • Oct 22nd & 23rd - 7:30pm-11pm 
        • Oct 23rd - Trick or Treat - 2pm-4pm 
        • Oct 28th, 29th & 30th - 7:30pm-11pm 
        • Oct 30th - Trick or Treat - 2pm-4pm
      • Visit this site for tickets and information. 
    • 2021 Zombie Rampage

      • “Slay bloodthirsty ZOMBIES with paintball guns from onboard the 14′ tall zombie rampage monster bus!!!” Located at the Menan Haunted River.
        • Oct 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 6:30pm-Haunted River Closing Time


And there you have it! Let us know what you plan on doing this Halloween season. Looking forward to getting spooked with you!

Happy Halloween!


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