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Halloween Family Events

Bronco Elite's Halloween Party--Featuring a costume contest, ghoulish games, pumpkin decorating, movies, pizza, face painting, a cake walk, a bake sale and more. Fri., Oct. 30, 6:30-11 p.m. $25 ages 4 to 12. Bronco Elite, 1187 W. River St., Boise, 208-389-9005.

Corn Maze--Maneuver through the twists and turns to find your way through a 12-acre corn maze. Other harvest activities on the farmstead include pony rides, a pumpkin patch, pig races and more. A separate corn maze, the Haunted Field of Screams, is open on Friday and Saturday nights through Halloween. Mon.-Thu., 4-9 p.m.; Fri., 4-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $10 general (12 and older), $7 (4-12) and FREE for ages 3 and younger; Field of Screams pass includes both mazes, $15 (ages 12 and older), $12 (4-11). The Farmstead, 8685 S. Meridian Road, Meridian, 208-922-5678.

DCI After Dark--An evening of spooky fun for the entire family featuring a haunted house, games and science demonstrations. Fri., Oct. 30, 6-10 p.m. Adults $6.50, seniors (60+) $5.50, children (ages 3-17) $4, members FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-343-9895,

Evidence of Haunting--Visit the spookily transformed Bush Mansion with your goblins and ghouls for a haunting portrait, taken by the professional photographers at Boise Associated Photographers. Sat., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 or 3 cans of food. Bush Mansion, 1020 W. Franklin St., Boise.

Fall for Girl Scouts--Join the Girl Scouts for a fall harvest festival. Participate in pumpkin painting, apple cider tasting, a costume contest at 11. Sat., Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. 208-377-2011. Capital City Public Market, Eighth Street between Main and Bannock streets, Boise,

Halloween Cookie Class--Bring your child, ages 9 to 11, for a class on kooky cookies for Halloween. Sat., Oct. 31, 11 a.m. $35. Pottery Gourmet, 811 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-368-0649.

Harry Potter Halloween Party--Kids will participate in a broom race, taste treats from Honeydukes and Bertie Bott's, make potions, wands and play Potter trivia games. Sat., Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m. FREE, 208-562-4996, Library at Hillcrest, 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise.

Haunted History Tour--Take a 75-min. tour of haunted locations in Boise. No one under 13 allowed. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. adults $18, students $16. Boise Trolley Tours, 602 Julia Davis, Boise, 208-433-0849, Haunted Woods--Put on every year by the Eagle Volunteer Fire Fighters Association to support the Burn Out fund. Dusk until 11 p.m. $10 adults, $6 kids 5-12. Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore (in the Eagle River Development), Eagle.

Inaugural Pumpkin Carving Contest--Design and carve a pumpkin. Winners will be chosen at 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Boise Sculptors Guild, a nonprofit organization. Fri., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Small pumpkins $4, medium $5 and large $7. Boise State, 1910 University Dr., Boise, 208-426-1000,

Scarecrow Stroll--The garden is full of scarecrows designed and created by local businesses, artists and organizations. Daily. Garden admission during normal hours. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649,

Tales from the Dorkside--Prairie Dog Playhouse puts its own spin on three Halloween classics. Oct. 30-31, 7:15 p.m. $7-$13. Prairie Dog Playhouse, 3820 Cassia St., Boise, 208-336-7383, Trunk or Treat--Drop in for especially spooky burger goodness, games, prizes and a costume contest. Bring by some canned goods to benefit the Idaho Foodbank. Sat., Oct. 31, noon-3 p.m. Patty's Burger Time, 1273 S. Orchard, Boise, 208-424-5073.