In conjunction with harvest and Halloween, there are a trove of activities and events offered up throughout the Western Treasure Valley.
Events that happen throughout Halloween follow in chronological order.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Harvest fest in Ontario
A harvest fest will unfold at Lions Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include free apple cider press lessons, free apple cider tasting, pumpkin carving and painting contests and a costume contest. All this will take place while DJ Dale Jeffries plays music in the background. There also will be dozens of vendors and food vendors.
The park is on the corner of Southwest Third Avenue in Ontario.
Fall in love with harvest
Red Barn Produce is hosting a harvest event from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The community event includes a pumpkin carving contest, face painting, straw maze, food and vendors.
The barn is at 6525 Hwy 95.
Trunk-or-treat at church
Treasure Valley Baptist Church will host a trunk-or-treat from 4 to 6 p .m. Saturday.
The church is at 386 N. Verde Drive.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Festival includes trunk-or-treat
Lighthouse Worship Center will hold its Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
There will be food, games and a trunk-or-treat.
The church is at 96 SW. Second St.
For more information, call (541) 889-5730.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Ontario Community Library presents Maker’s Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30.
Members of the community are urged to attend and make a Halloween craft from materials provided.
The library is at 388 S.W. Second Ave., Ontario.
For more information, call (541) 889-6371.
College throws Boo Bash
Treasure Valley Community College is once again throwing its annual trunk-or-treat event a day before Halloween. The Boo Bash will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in the parking lot at the Weese Building.
TVCC is at 650 College Blvd.
Thursday, Oct. 31
See short films for free
Drexel H. Foundation will present short 10-minute Halloween films during the Vale Chamber of Commerce trick-or-treat event, which is from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Vale.
Films will be shown for free at the Rex Theater, 240 A St. W.d
Businesses open up for trick-or-treaters
Downtown businesses are coordinating a night out for local youth and their parents with this year’s inaugural Trick or Treat on Oregon Street.
The event will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and will be confined to Moore Park and the surrounding area, in an effort to prevent children from having to cross too many streets.
Tigers throw Halloween bash
The Ontario School District is hosting its fourth annual Tiger Boo Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the parking lot at Ontario High School, 1115 W. Idaho Ave.
There will be candy, treats and games for attendees to enjoy in a family friendly environment.
Community members or businesses who would like to sign up to pass out candy or decorate their “trunk,” can contact Teresa Figueroa at (541) 889-5309 or email@example.com.
Bancroft trunk-or-treat includes costume contest
The Greater Payette Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a trunk-or-treat from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m Oct. 31 at Bancroft Park.
A costume contest will begin at 5:30 p.m., with cash prizes given out in four age categories: 0-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13 & up. The 13 & up category is for parties of two in themed costumes only.
There will be refreshments, games and face painting and prizes will be awarded for best trunk or booth.
The park is at 17 S. Eighth St., Payette.
To enter the trunk/booth contest, contact Merle Batty by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police host event at middle school
The Fruitland Police Department is sponsoring a trunk-or-treat from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Fruitland Middle School.
There will also be a contest for groups, businesses and families to create the best trunk or display.
To participate in the trunk-or-treat, RSVP to Detective Toll or Lindsey Mattson at (208) 452-3001.
The school is at 800 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Fruitland.
Veteran organizations host trunk-or-treat
American Legion Post 67 will host its annual trunk-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Ontario Veteran’s Hall, 25 N.W. Eighth Street.
The event is sponsored by American Legion Post 67 and its Auxiliary Unit, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 67 and the American Legion Riders; it is supported by Ontario Veteran’s Hall Association and Ontario Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Animal shelter hosts trunk-or-treat
Ani-Care Animal Shelter is hosting a trunk-or-treat event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31.
The shelter is now located at 55 N.E. Second Ave., having moved from outside city limits a few months ago.
Parking available on the boulevard for this trunk-or-treat
Residents in the City of New Plymouth will host a trunk-or-treat starting at dusk on Oct. 31 along the boulevard.
This event is for all-ages, and parking will be available along the street.