by Steven Monson

Mazes & Haunted Activities

1. The Haunted Forest Straw Maze

The Haunted Forest Straw Maze south of Rexburg

The straw courtyard at the straw maze

This is Idaho’s original straw maze.  It’s also largest.   Due to this, they simply refer to themselves as just “The Straw Maze”. It took a while for us to navigate when we went last year.  Plan on spending about an hour finding your way through its twists and turns.  It’s a fun experience and makes for a great group activity.

On Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:00pm the maze becomes haunted.  So if you like that kind of thing, make sure to go then. Otherwise go during the daylight or the evening on a weekday.

Prices: $6 for adults, $4 for kids 11 years old or younger, FREE for kids under 4 years old.

Hours:
September 21st – Oct 31st
Mon – Thur: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm-12:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm-12:00am

Webiste: strawmaze.com

Directions:  The Straw maze is 10 minutes south of Rexburg. It’s not hard to find, as they have signs posts all along the way, but here’s a map.

 

2. The Scare Tower Straw Maze

Scare Tower Straw Maze in Rexburg Idaho

The Scare Tower Straw Maze is the only straw maze within the city limits.  Conveniently near Broulim’s Grocery store, it’s within walking distance for many students.

in town straw mazePhoto courtesy of The Scare Town Straw Maze

Prices: is $6 for adults, $4 for kids under 14, and FREE for kids under 4 years old.

Website: scaretower.com

Directions: Just north of Broulim’s. Head north on 2nd West and you can’t miss it.

 

3. The Haunted Mill

The-Haunted-Mill-In-Teton-Idaho-Falls-Events-Calendar

Image courtesy of idahofallscalendar.com

The Haunted Mill is an attraction east of Rexburg. It is a long standing tradition and a truly unique experience.  This quote from their website sums it up rather nicely.

 The Haunted Mill is the largest attraction of its kind in Eastern Idaho. The setting is an authentic, historic flour mill, which is the scene for many local legends. The mill itself is 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 which includes the original log granary, an underground mine, and all the area in between –which includes a wooded area, a maze, a waterfall, a suspension bridge and more. The entire tour will be swarming with monsters and creatures that will make our guests look forward to their nightmares. Typically, the tour takes 45 minutes. The entire tour is included in the price of your admission ticket.

thehauntedmillinteton.com/#!about

Admission: $10.00

Website: thehauntedmillinteton.com

Where: 95 N 2400 East, Teton, Idaho

 

4. Haunted Zipline at Heise Hot Springs

haunted zipline in Heise - South of Rexburg Idaho

If you enjoy the thrill of zipping over a landscape, ziplines are a true high adventure.  The haunted element adds an extra layer of chills to the thrills and is great if you’re looking something beyond the traditional haunted house experience.

Hours:

Fridays & Saturdays in October from 7:30pm to 10:30pm as weather permits.
Prices: $35

Website: heisehotsprings.net/zip-line.html

Family Friendly Fall Festivities

The following includes pumpkin patches and other activities well suited to family or small children, which is not to say the previous activities are not necessarily family friendly (most of the straw mazes are great for kids during the day).

5. Fall Festival In Hibbard

fall festival in hibbard

A family friendly festival that goes Monday through Saturdays for the rest of this month.  Activities include: hay rides, “Fairy Tale Forest”, pumpkin Patch, and a “One-Of-A-Kind Pumpkin Cannon”.

There are also booths, fall crafts, honey products, and doll cloths for sale.

Price: Admission is $3.00.

When: Oct 5- Oct 31st
Mon-Fri 3:00pm – dark
Sat. 10:00am – dark

Where: 3333 W 2000 N, Hibbard.  Here’s a map…

6. RC Acres Pumpkin Patch

RC Pumpkin Patch north of Rexburg

Picking pumpkins straight from a pumpkin patch is a memorable activity, and a richer experience than buying them from the grocery store.  The RC Acres Pumpkin Patch is just north of Rexburg. Its pumpkins are mostly in the small to medium range.

Hours:
Mon, Thur, & Fri: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Prices: $1 for small pumpkins, $3 for medium, $5 for large.

Website: rcacres4fun.com

Directions: Go north on 2nd West (the road that Walmart’s on).  Go north for about 6 miles.  You will pass a yellow blinking light.  There will be a large sign on the left side of the road telling you where to turn.

Here’s a map…


7. HOCUS POCUS at Hemming Village

This Halloween there will be a party at Hemming village with booths, games, food, and entertainment.

When: Oct 31st

Where: Hemming Village. See Map…


8. Rexburg City’s “Haunted Lot” Trunk or Treat

Rexburg will be hosting a Trunk or Treat behind Ace hardware on Friday Oct 30th.  Local businesses will be there to give out candy and other treats.

When: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Friday Oct. 30th, 2015

Where: Ace Hardware Parking lot

 

Events and Performance

9. Deep Love: A Ghostly Folk Opera

Deep Love Rock Opera - Idaho Falls

A Musical with Folk and Rock music.  The brainchild of local musicians.  Here’s the official description:

Theatrical event for lovers of music and storytelling. As a show without dialogue, Deep Love relies entirely upon music to tell the story. It blends intense orchestral sounds with the fun of a rock band to create a unique and dynamic soundscape for each scenario and character. Deep Love is a glimpse at life through the eyes of a young widow as she struggles to meet the demands of her deceased husband’s undying love. 

Prices: $22 Adult, $18 Senior, $12 Students

Times:

Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.

 

10. Zombie Chase Race

zombie chase race in rexburg

On Saturday Oct. 10th the zombie apocalypse starts!  It’s a 5K Race where the participants are chased by zombies and have to deal with obstacles.  It starts in the Nature Park and ends in Hemming Village.  Here’s a map of the route…

Times: Saturday Oct. 10th.  Meet at Hemming Village.
10:00am zombie makeup
11:00am
shuttle to the nature park
12:00pm
Race Starts
Click here for full schedule

Route: Below is a map of the route…
zombie chase race map

 


Have A Comment?

Did we miss your favorite October Activity?  Do you have additional insight about any of the above events?  Share your comments below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

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