As the heavy tourist season begins to wind down, some of the favorite local events take place. The Coeur d’Fondo bike ride has five different distances and each ends at an Oktoberfest celebration put on by the downtown association. Just north of town, Silverwood Theme Park is transformed into Scarywood –a haunted amusement park of incredible detail. Downtown shops open up to trick or treaters, and you’ll have fun picking out your own pumpkin. Fisherman stalk Bull trout and day trips for Steelhead are equally popular. With fire season all but over, many head into the backcountry to enjoy crisp autumn days and nights as well as do some scouting for upcoming deer and elk season.