fbpx

Leaving Meridian, Farmstead announces new location for 2019 and beyond

The Farmstead celebrated its last season on its high-profile site at I-84 and Eagle Rd. this year – but a new location is on deck.

In a news release, festival owners Hilary and Jim Lowe announced the maze and related activities would set up shop about eight miles to the south. The festival is moving to 2500 S. Eagle Rd. in Kuna, near Mora Rd. The new farm is 178 acres, in contrast with the 52-acre I-84 location.

Since 1997, the maze and festival has been held at four different locations according to the Lowes – including two stints at I-84 and Eagle Rd.

BoiseDev Project Tracker

  • Eagle View Landing

Presented by TOK

“At more than triple the size, the Kuna farm offers room to grow and a rural destination consistent with the farm-centered experience which is a hallmark of the Farmstead experience,” the couple said in a release. “Additional acreage will allow for proper crop rotations, room to add attractions, and space to accommodate increased attendance. Land ownership will allow facility improvements in years to come.

As BoiseDev first reported in November, the I-84 site will host office, retail and hotel uses under development by Ball Ventures Ahlquist. The project will break ground this spring.

The Farmstead now employs nearly 200 people each season, as well as full-time managers. Features for the fall event include the maze, pumpkin patch, food and drink, activities and more. The festival has seen extensive local and national coverage – including an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2016.

You power BoiseDev.

We need your help – a membership makes these stories possible (and gets you a great daily newsletter). Sign up today

Don Dayhttp://linkedin.com/in/donday
Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

‘One of the largest deals ever:’ New firm buys big portfolio of valley buildings and land

BoiseDev FIRST members got this story before the general public. Sign up today to get our scoops in your inbox.

New apartment, retail project set near Main St. in Downtown Boise

A new residential and retail building could soon sprout up just a half block off of Main St. in Downtown Boise.

‘City at a crossroads:’ Brookings says Boise’s prosperity is fleeting, bold action needed

DC thinktank Brookings Institute is out with a new report that looks at Boise's economic health through an analytical lens.

Boise still has a runoff system for the mayor’s seat

Here's a little quirk of Boise's city government. To win the mayor's job you have to get a majority of the votes.

Interior design business to breathe new life into former gas station

A 1960s-era gas station along State St. in Boise is about to get a new life. Boise interior design firm Design...

Council president McLean to challenge Bieter for mayor’s seat

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean just filed with the Boise City Clerk to run for mayor.