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Visit during winter, spring, summer or fall to find a wide array of fun-filled festivals and events in Utah Valley. In the winter, ski on the best snow on earth at Robert Redford's Sundance Resort and then screen films at the internationally acclaimed Sundance Film Festival. Then spring into Utah Valley with the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point, showcasing over 250,000 tulips in 100 varieties. Summer in Utah Valley explodes with excitement as we celebrate the 4th of July at America's Freedom Festival Stadium of Fire, one of the biggest Fourth of July firework productions in the country, featuring Brad Paisley and David Archuleta. In the fall, get lost and find your way out of a giant corn maze, cheer on pig races, and then shoot corn cannons and pumpkin blasters at the Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest at Thanksgiving Point.
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October 25, 2014
Covey Center for the Art…
Shakespeare’s Much Ado is a genuinely brilliant comedy and one of his most timeless classics. It is a great love story, the story of two bright and lonely and wounded people, Beatrice and Benedick, both of whom have renounced love forever, who nonetheless find each other. But it’s also about Claudio and Hero, two lovers poisoned by slander and gossip and the nasty political machinations of Don John. It’s about life and romance and taking a chance on love again. But death is a constant presence, and under all that is war. What better way to express this death and war than with…zombies! They represent the ever-present human fear of death, a terror that follows when the dead rot in their graves, but still won’t quite stay dead. And they crave brains, the site and source of human personality, of consciousness itself, of what we call the soul. Much Ado About Zombies uniquely explores the dynamics of love and life (Beatrice and Benedick) versus hate and death (Don John and the zombies). And trapped in the middle are Claudio and Hero, the innocent victims, trapped between life and death, love and hatred.
FEES: At the door: $3.50 per child or $14 per immediate family; adults free OR In Advance: $3 per child or $12 per immediate family. Tickets go on SALE October 1st in the Registration office (North East Corner of Building). Ticket are only available at the door on the day of the event.INCLUDES: admission, candy, games, prizes, spook-alley, mascot photo op, storytelling, glow-in-dark necklace and more!COLORING CONTEST: Pick up your picture at the Legacy Center starting Oct.1st. Drop off your picture by 7pm the Thursday before the party. Prizes for the winners. Age groups as follows: 0-3yrs, 4-6yrs, 7-10yrs, 11-14yrs, 15 and up.DATE: Mark your calendars for the Friday before Halloween.
Main Street Trick or Treat
Local businesses line Main Street from Center Street to 400 North to hand out treats to kids dressed up in Halloween costumes. Bring the whole family down to Main Street 1pm to 3pm. Scarecrow Contest Winners will be announce at 2pm at the Memorial Square Park at 200 N Main Spanish Fork.
McCoard's Mystery Corn M…
The McCoard’s Mystery Maze is sponsored by McCoard’s Garden Center. The corn maze has three different mazes at varying levels of difficulty and length. The Kids maze is .3 miles long, our Adventurous maze is 1.6 miles and the Insane maze is 3 miles. Admission allows you access to all three mazes. We have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that makes a trip inside the maze more than just a haphazard stroll. Solve a crime scene investigation while in the maze. Option 1: The Farm Scene Tracks. Farmer Joe’s pie is missing. We need you to find out who stole it. Six of the animals took off through the corn maze with the stolen pie. Navigate the corn maze to find all the tracks, and then match up the prints to all the animals that are guilty of the pie thievery. Option 2: Farm Scene Investigation (similar to Clue©). Farmer Joe is missing and we need your help to find out who kidnapped him. There are seven animal suspects, weapons, and locations that we need you to investigate. Players collect all the clues on a punch card that they take through the maze to solve the mystery and earn an FSI badge. Zombie Paintball Patrol: In the spring of 2014, the Head Farmer at McCoard’s Garden Center began experimenting with the cross-breeding of plants, hoping to create a new breed of corn that would never die and produce fruit year-round. The farmer was very close to creating a breed of corn that would never die, even if deprived of sun and water. Then, everything went horribly wrong. There was a big chemical spill which affected all of the people working in and around the greenhouses. The people who survived haunt the greenhouses at night, feeding on human flesh. They feel no emotion and sense no pain. They do not die even when deprived of water. They appear to be walking dead men or ZOMBIES!!! That’s why we need your help. We’ll send you out in teams to kill as many zombies as you can. If you see someone infected, shoot to kill or you may not survive the night.
Brigham Young University’s School of Music presents its annual OcTUBAfest Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 23-25, in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. with unique nightly performances. All concerts are free
Riverwoods Pumpkin Parade
The Riverwoods 3rd Annual Pumpkin Parade. Dress-up and go trick-or-treating around at the shops. Take a hay ride around the shops and take a peek at the many pumpkin scenes, such as Disney's Frozen and Angry Birds. Other activities will include face-painthing, balloon animals, s'mores and much more!
Short Play Festival
The Short Play Festival will feature the work written by BYU playwriting students and will be staged by student directors.
Teen Book fest with Auth…
Kiersten White is the NYT bestselling author of the PARANORMALCY trilogy and the MIND GAMES series, as well as several standalone novels. She has one tall husband and three small children and lives near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal. Her newest book, ILLUSIONS OF FATE,will be released in September. She will be the featured guest at this year's Teen Book Fest. LIMITED tickets will be available Saturday, October 11 to Provo City Library patrons. Keynote address begins at 11:00 am, and requires a ticket. Activities begin at 12:00 noon and do not require a ticket. Book giveaway at 1:00 pm.
Cornbelly's Cornmaze & P…
Whether Utahn's are finding their way out of the corn maze, exploring the Pumpkin Princess Playland, blasting pumpkin cannons, mining for gems, picking out the perfect pumpkin, tip-toeing through Insanity Point's haunted trails, or trick-or-treating with local mascot characters, there is unforgettable fun and memories for folks of all ages.
Evermore Pumpkin Fest
Pumpkin Spectacle & Light Show Enjoy Evermore's magnificent light show! Arranged in breathtaking and elaborate displays, thousands of beautifully carved pumpkins and glowing Halloween lights will illuminate the nights of Pumpkin Fest. Nightside Cemetery Haunt While the sun still shines, guests will experience a fun/spooky version of our old victorian cemetary walkthrough; a Halloween adventure the whole family will enjoy. However, as night falls over Evermore's Pumpkin Fest a terrifying transformation takes place. Guests will descend into the hunting ground of ghouls, body snatching grave-diggers, the dire werewolf, and all the terrors of nightshade cemetery. Be cautious, you never know what might be lurking in the dark!