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Wands, spells and magic: A guide for fall events in the Magic Valley
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Wands, spells and magic: A guide for fall events in the Magic Valley

Fun at Punkyland

Pumpkins sit for sale Saturday at Punkyland Pumpkin Patch in Jerome.

JEROME — Grab your robe, wand and spellbook, the Harry Potter universe is coming to the Magic Valley.

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a little magic and a lot of hard work, the Mountain View Barn in Jerome is hosting the 10th annual Harvest Festival.

Muggles, wizards and witches will have the opportunity to meet characters from the classic books and visit over 45 different vendors carrying themed products.

“This is fun and mystical and hilarious and magical for the kids, that’s what we do,” said event organizer Kathy Bartholomew.

The day starts with trick-or-treating, then a costume parade and wizard competition. Magic lovers can visit platform 9 3/4, Olivander’s wand shop and Hagrid’s pumpkin patch.

Due to a large turnout last year, there will be a shuttle from Moss’ Greenhouse to the barn.

The festival is just one of many fall-themed attractions for families of all sizes. Here is a guide to other magical fall events in south-central Idaho:


Crismor’s Pumpkin Patch and Sweet Corn

A U-pick pumpkin patch, the farm also has a free family-friendly corn maze and straw maze for younger children. More information can be found at

1748 E 4100 N, Buhl

12-7 p.m. Monday—Friday

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday—Sunday


Fun at Punkyland

Avi Watson, 3, plays in a ball pit inside of a boat Saturday at Punkyland Pumpkin Patch in Jerome.

Punkyland Pumpkin Patch

This pumpkin patch also features a petting zoo. More information can be found at

750 E 225 N, Jerome

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday—Sunday

Twin Falls

Tubbs' Berry Farm offers a variety of fun

McKinley Fillmore, 8, facing, plays pumpkin checkers with her sister Hannah Fillmore, 10, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at Tubbs' Berry Farm in Twin Falls.

Tubbs Berry Farm

In addition to a U-pick pumpkin patch, this farm has a straw maze, playground, apple blaster, hayride, petting zoo and gift shop. There is an admissions fee to enter the straw maze and playground. Prices can be found at

150 S. Park Ave. W, Twin Falls

3-9 p.m. Monday—Wednesday

10 a.m. to 9 p.m Thursday—Saturday

Haunted Swamp scaring through October

Purgers pose for a portait Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at the Haunted Swamp in Twin Falls.

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Haunted Swamp

Visitors will meet ghosts, goblins, zombies and more on their one-mile walk through the Haunted Swamp, produced by the Magic Mountain Ski Resort. Prices can be found at

646 S. Park Ave. W., Twin Falls

7:30-11 p.m Saturday—Sunday

7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30th

Kiddie Day is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 16.

Twin Falls Public Library

Oct. 15: Halloween-themed parking lot movie night starts at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Make flannel pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. on the library lawn. All the supplies are provided.


Magic Valley Corn Maze

Murtaugh students run around the Magic Valley Corn Maze as part of the after school program Oct. 17, 2017, near Murtaugh.

Magic Valley Corn Maze and Haunted Forest

This is the eighth year for the annual corn maze. After walking through the maze, families can check out the big slide, Magic Valley Express, petting zoo and fall games. Prices can be found at

4345 E 3700 N, Hansen

5:30-9 p.m. on Monday. Last ticket is sold at 8 p.m.

Tuesday is by appointment only

5:30-9 p.m on Wednesday. Last ticket is sold at 8 p.m.

Thursday is by appointment only

5:30-9 p.m. on Friday. Last ticket is sold at 8 p.m.

Normal noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Haunted from dusk to 11 p.m. Last ticket sold at 11 p.m.


Burley Straw Maze and Pumpkin Patch draws a crowd

With all smiles, Brandee and her husband Ryan Amen find their way out of the maze Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at the Burley Straw Maze and Pumpkin Patch near Burley.

Burley Straw Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Families can enjoy the straw maze, hayride, haunted straw maze, zip line, giant slide, play area and more all while picking the perfect pumpkin. The straw maze is haunted on Saturday nights starting at 8 p.m. and the last ticket is sold at 10:30 p.m. Prices can be found at

845 E 500 S, Burley

4-9 p.m. Monday—Thursday

4-11 p.m. Friday

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday


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