First Friday Art Walk on October 5th to Feature Pumpkin Contest!
First Friday Art Walk takes place on the First
Friday of each month, ALL Year Long
5:00 - 8:00pm
Old Town Pocatello is pleased to present “Downtown Days Great Pumpkin Festival!” This two-day celebration is a wonderful way to prepare for the coming holidays. During First Friday Art Walk we will host a pumpkin carving and decorating contest. Pumpkins will be on display throughout Old Town, and you can vote for your favorites. There will be prizes in several categories and age groups. On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will move to Main Street and a variety of new vendors will be on hand with items for holiday decorating and gift giving. There will be a pie baking contest, face painting, petting zoo, music, food and lots of fun for the entire family!
* Carved and/or decorated pumpkins should be dropped off at the locations listed below prior to 5pm on Friday, October 5. Judging will take place during First Friday Art Walk. Winners will be contacted on Saturday, October 6. Pumpkins and prizes may be picked up on Saturday afternoon between 3 and 4pm.
Station Square, 200 S. Main St., ages 0-5 years old.
The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., ages 6-10 years old.
Playtime Cafe, 123 S. Main St., ages 11-15 years old.
Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, ages 16+ years old.
1st Place Winners in each category will receive a Family Pass to Zoo Idaho's Zoo Boo!
2nd Place Winners in each category will receive a $20 gift card from the hosting merchant.
3rd Place Winners in each category will receive a $10 gift card from the hosting merchant.
All Winners will receive ribbons!
We suggest all pumpkins be soaked in or sprayed with bleach water prior to dropping them off.
Old Town is alive with crowds of visitors on the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm. Don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks. Art Walk guides are available right here on this web site the Thursday before the walk.First Friday Art Walk is proudly sponsored by Old Town Pocatello, Inc. and the participating merchants and businesses in the Old Town area. We hope you enjoy our art community!
2018 Art Walk Dates
The first Friday of each month all year long!
If you are an Old Town area business and would like to become an Art Walk stop and participate in the event, please click below to view details about how to become involved
First Friday by Betty Richards
Every month it comes to town,
First Friday Art Walk can be found
Up and down Main Street for one and for all
To meander the shops where art is on call.
You'll find pictures painted in Acrylics and Oils,
Sculpture of people and animals and even an Owl.
Flowers and trees, homes and a boat,
Some one had rigged up a feisty old goat.
There is jewelry and hair bows,
Belts, hand bags, and clothes.
Baby dresses and big fluffy dish rags,
I found a flare skirt that didn't even sag.
How kind of Shop Keepers to open their doors,
And even serve treats to the Comers and Goers.
Some antique things were also found,
One as old as me and nearly as round
What fun to see Old Town, it's been here so long
So come on down and join the throng.
Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello
Old Town Pocatello, Inc.
420 N Main St
Pocatello, ID 83204
Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours during October. Click here for details!
Portneuf Valley Farmers Market
Saturdays 9am to 1pm!
The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is open for the summer! Enjoy local, fresh produce and more every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion!
Oktoberfest, Sept 29!
Oktoberfest at Portneuf Valley Brewing is coming! Save the date, Saturday September 29. Come celebrate ISU Homecoming and Oktoberfest together in one big evening featuring Gas, Food & Lodging, Kyd-J and Soul Full of Blues all on stage! Gates open at 4pm, music starts at 5pm. Sponsored by AvCenter Professional Aviation Services and the Southern Idaho Honda Dealers, this is a night you don’t want to miss!
Friday Art Walk October 5!
Old Town will be alive with crowds on October 5, as we host the October First Friday Art Walk. Don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks.
Connect with us on Facebook and keep up with all the events, exciting shopping opportunities and all the great food at our collection of ethnic restaurants.