BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Fire Pumpkin Patch has been a fall tradition at Station #10 for eleven years. This year, the pumpkin patch is raising money to benefit the Local 149 Community Assistance Fund .
"This is a great event that we look forward to each year. All the work that goes into this event takes hours and hours of planning, but we love to see families come out and pick out a pumpkin and enjoy all the activities we have," said Boise Firefighter and event organizer Stephen Procedo. "We have a lot of great pumpkins to choose from this year and we look forward to doing this for the community each year. It’s also a bonus that the money we raise goes back to help those in the community."
This year's pumpkin patch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. It's happening behind Fire Station #10 at 12065 West McMillan Road. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited. Overflow parking will be available at the bank located to the west of the station.
Families can enjoy plenty of other activities at the pumpkin patch. The fun includes a dalmatian dog bounce house, fire safety education and prevention in the Boise Fire Safe House, a straw maze, and the Boise State Fire Engine will be available for tours and photos. Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate will also be free.
Events and pumpkins are free with your donation to the Community Assistance Fund.