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Families embrace fall weather at annual Harvest Festival

Posted: 7:53 PM, Oct 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 22:02:48-04

BOISE, Idaho — A seasonal staple in the Treasure Valley took over the Idaho Botanical Garden Saturday.

The Fall Harvest Festival gives families the chance to learn all about growing and harvesting crops in our climate.

"It's so much fun, it's one of our favorite family events!" event director Tracylea Balmer said. "It's where we're celebrating Idaho agriculture and how beautiful Idaho can be all times of the year, and this is a lovely time to enjoy the garden."

The event offered all kinds of activities for visitors of all ages including a mechanical bull, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin-themed crafts.

Visitors could also learn about composting and harvesting seeds at the "Vegucation" station.

"It just doesn't get better with the sun out and kids out playing and enjoying themselves," Balmer said.