Tis the season for pumpkin carving and candy buying. Apple cider and haunted frights! In case you get bored with these traditions, we've got 12 ideas for your family that will make this October an unforgettable one.
1. Hee Haw Farms Fall Activities
September 28 – November 3
Halloween fun for everyone! From a 12 acre corn maze, to picking your own pumpkins, to the Haunted Hayride and Cornevil Night Terrors. You’re sure to find an activity to please even the scariest of beasts!
2. The Haunted Forest
October 1 – 31
The Haunted Mansion! Here you will meet the Crypt Keeper and Crazy Annie…just good old fashioned entertainment – with a terrifying twist of course! And if you're feeling really brave, test your luck with the Haunted Forest's new Psycho Manor!
3. Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival
October 2 – November 2
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
4. Odyssey Dance Theatre: Thriller!
October 9 – 12
This show has it all – frights, amazement, scares and lots of laughs. Come and join this spectacular Halloween tradition and see what everyone is talking about – Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller!
5. Country Farm Fest
October 10 – 19
This family-oriented event showcases Utah artisans and provides an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, live entertainment, and heritage demonstrations (blacksmithing, sheep shearing, soap making, etc.). The Farmers Market offers a variety of seasonal local bounty, arts and crafts. Enjoy the Pumpkin Weigh-off, and Pumpkin Carving and Costume contests the entire family can participate in.
6. Pumpkin Festival on Heber Valley Railroad
October 10 – 30
The whole family will enjoy our annual Pumpkin Festival trains. Your ticket includes a 45 minute train ride where you will be entertained by witches and mummies, and even Dracula! At the depot you can take a trip through our (family friendly) haunted car, have fun in our Misty Maze, and get your face painted! You also get to select a pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch and take it home with you!
7. Sleepy Hollow @ The Old Spaghetti Factory
October 12 – 26
What could be more fun than dinner and show?! Choose one of three fantastic menu options from The Old Spaghetti Factory’s menu. Chit chat with Ichabod Crane and Katrina, even the Headless Horseman, as the characters introduce themselves and mingle with the crowd. Dinner will be served throughout the performance. You’ll laugh, cry, and hum along with our amazing actors and singers till it’s time to go home!
8. Halloween Adventure Cruise
October 1 – 31
Fun for the whole family! Come enjoy an adventure riverboat ride on the lower Provo River. It is like a hayride, but a boat ride. There are over 100 pumpkins reflecting off the water, with a scary story and song. A pirate attacks the ship and hands out candy.
9. Sundance Resort’s Halloween Lift Rides
October 24 – 31
Sundance Resort’s Halloween Lift Rides offer the perfect autumn treat. Whether soaring through the autumn skies with your little ghosts and goblins or just a moonlight ride for two, the new Sundance Lift Ride promises you a new Halloween tradition
10. Pumpkin Parade
October 25 – 26
We will be lining our streets with fun and fantastic pumpkin scenes! Local artists will be turning pumpkins and squash into creative, cute and captivating displays! We will also be giving away free pumpkins for you and your family to carve.
11. Pumpkin Carving Contest & Pumpkin Walk
Come walk through the gardens and enjoy the fall colors and crisp Autumn air, as well as the pumpkin entries from the pumpkin carving contest. Fun activities for all members of the family. Be sure to dress up for a free donut for each person wearing a costume!
12. Evermore Pumpkin Fest
Join us for the 1st Annual Evermore Pumpkin Fest, which helps support the Utah Food Bank. All proceeds from the event will go towards the food bank and we are looking to create the largest pumpkin display in Utah!