Falling for Coeur d’Alene

Do downtown during Fall Fest and Apple Palooza

The smell of leaves and woodsmoke in the air. Crisp mornings and a hastening sunset. More pumpkins and fewer tomatoes on the shelves. That must mean fall is officially here. And even though Kootenai Farmers Market’s Hayden-area location closed last week, downtown gets a special end-of-season celebration with their annual FALL FEST harvest market.

On Saturday Oct. 26, from 10 am-3 pm and at the same location as the weekly Wednesday market, enjoy a free celebration of fall. Peruse the plentiful produce from area vendors, tap your toe to some of your favorite tunes by Scott Reid, and soak up the last bit of fabulous fall in Coeur d’Alene from more than 50 vendors.

“This year we’ll be bringing back the pet costume contest, which was super fun last year,” according to market manager Beth Tysdal. Pet owners can get photos of their pet, or of themselves with their pet inside a custom booth, and post them to the market Facebook page. “The winning costume is selected at the end of the day and the winner’s human receives a gift certificate to the farmers market.”

Nearby, check out APPLE PALOOZA sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association. This free event, which also features free horse-drawn carriage rides, has you roaming downtown in search of the perfect bite — or sip — of apple. Last year’s offerings included apple cider, Bundt cake and caramel apple waffles, according to organizer Emily Boyd.

This year’s participants are: ABI’S ICE CREAM, ALL THINGS IRISH, ANGEL GALLERY OF FINE ARTS & ANTIQUES, CHRISTMAS AT THE LAKE, CLOUD NINE BRIDAL, Mix It Up, SHENANIGANS SWEETS & TREATS, THE VAULT, AND WOOPS! BAKESHOP.

To participate, simply pick up your map at the corner of Fifth Street and Sherman Avenue — head towards the farmer’s market — and remember to vote for your favorite. The winner gets the Golden Apple award for the year.


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Special Events

Scarywood
Through NOVEMBER 2
This October, the theme park you love has transformed into a nightmare you’ll never forget! Seven scare zones, five haunted attractions and most of Silverwood’s rides are guaranteed to thrill. Thursday 7-11 pm, Friday 7 pm-12 am, Saturday 7 pm-12 am.

Monster’s Ball
OCTOBER 26
It’s time to get spooky in the Resort Plaza Shops! Grab your friends, put on your best Halloween costume, and get ready for a festive night of drinks, dancing, and games. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door; ages 21+ only. Coeur d’Alene Resort overnight room packages are still available.

Moonlit Monster Cruises
OCTOBER 25-27
There’s no better way to spend Halloween week than on the spooky waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene! These fright-filled trips feature spooky décor and a grand prize photo contest, signature Halloween cocktails and more. On the adults only (21+) cruise, the drinks are stronger, the cruise is spookier and the music is louder. Gates open at 4:30 pm with first departure at 5 pm.

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Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814