Fall Activities in Utah updated 9-25-22
I love getting out and enjoying the community and what our beautiful state has to offer. My kids are always looking forward to the fun things we plan. This fall is even more exciting now that things are opening back up and we can go out and enjoy them again. Here is a big list of fall activities in Utah that you can do with your family and/or friends! The first half is places around Utah you can go to enjoy the fall season. Others are places to go and have fun with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, etc.
I will be updating it regularly to keep up with new things we find. If you know of something that is not listed, please leave a comment or email me at lovebugsandpostcards@ gmail.com!
This list includes everything from free events to paid, for kids, teens, and adults. There is a list of haunted houses in Utah at the bottom. See the Corn Mazes in Utah here and Pumpkin Patches in Utah here. Fall Activities in Utah are fun because you can get out and experience things in our beautiful scenery! Take a Hayride through a haunted forest. Go on a haunted river cruise. Get dressed up and go to the Witchfest! Get lost in one or all of the corn mazes! There is just so much to do!
Here is our list of Fall Activities in Utah
- Drive the Alpine loop
- Visit Timpanogos Cave
- Go to an orchard (pick fruit or get some and make treats)
- Drive the Nebo loop (and do the Grotto Falls hike)
- Drive Logan Canyon
- Hike Stewart Falls
- Enjoy a delicious pumpkin-flavored treat
- Ski lift ride at Sundance Mountain Resort
- Oktoberfest at Snowbird
- Drive Big or Little Cottonwood Canyon
- Drive Mirror Lake Highway
- Go camping at Fishlake
- Visit one of the Utah National Parks
Festival Transylvania at Millcreek Gardens (Millcreek, Utah)
FESTIVAL TRANSYLVANIA AT MILLCREEK GARDENS
OCT 13 – OCT 29, 2022
Do a fun and clever story-walk through various scenes of Transylvania: A hysterical fortune-teller, a botched laboratory experiment. Even an appearance by the headless horseman! Guests can expect to spend 40-60 minutes at the event. Treats will be available for purchase at the Spooky Hollow Munchery at the end of the event. Print out the free coloring page and kids can color it and take it in to get a $1 credit to the Munchery during the visit.
Learn more here: https://www.millcreekgardens.com/festival-transylvania
BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden (Salt Lake City, Utah)
BOOTANICAL THE MYSTERY OF RED BUTTE GARDEN
OCTOBER 20 – 30
This October, plants from around the world are visiting the Garden to see the legendary Pollinators of Nefertiti exhibit on loan from the Museum of Fantastical Antiquities. But before their grand unveiling in the Herb Garden, the Golden Pollinators are discovered missing! Have no fear! Sherlock Chauncey, the world’s most famous gnome detective, is on the case. Among the suspects are a few mystical plant creatures. Was it Bagheera Bat Flower in the Enchanted Forest? Dulce Datura in the Poisonous Apothecary? Or one of the other mysterious plant guests?
Join Sherlock Chauncey as you investigate the crime scene, gather clues, uncover which plant is the thief, and maybe even rescue the Golden Pollinators. Can you solve the mystery of this Garden whodunit? Join us, day or night, for our annual outdoor family-friendly celebration of Halloween and find out.
Learn more here: https://redbuttegarden.org/events/bootanical
Lagoon Park Frightmares (Farmington, Utah)
FRIGHTMARES AT LAGOON
SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 30, 2022
Come one, come all! Frightmares has something for everyone. With over nine haunted attractions, Halloween-themed entertainment, and all of your favorite foods, rides, and games, Frightmares is Utah’s number one destination for family-friendly Halloween fun.
Learn more here: http://www.lagoonpark.com/what-to-do/frightmares
Gardner Village Witch Fest (West Jordan)
GARDNER VILLAGE WITCHFEST 2022
SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 31
If you visit historic Gardner Village mid-September through October, you’re in for a real treat! And maybe a few tricks as well as the witches come out to play during the annual WitchFest in West Jordan, Utah.
The menace is intentional each year as crews begin working on WitchFest, Gardner Village’s 45-day celebration of everything witch, complete with witch displays and a scavenger hunt to find them. WitchFest is Utah’s premier Halloween festival.
Learn more here: https://www.gardnervillage.com/witch-fest
Día de los Muertos at West Valley Arts (West Valley, Utah)
DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT
OCTOBER 29, 2022
West Valley Arts presents Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The event features traditional Mexican dance & musical performances, traditional food, a beer garden, and a variety of complimentary hands-on activities for the whole family. Plus a chance to win prizes in our Catrina/Catrin dress-up contest!
Learn more here: https://www.wvcarts.org/dayofthedead.html
Halloween Town and Car Show (Eagle Mountain)
EAGLE MOUNTAIN HALLOWEEN TOWN 2022
OCTOBER 1 | 11 AM – 2 PM
Kick off spooky season with Halloween Town! Trick-or-treating, petting zoo, car show, games, food trucks, and more!
Get details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437779653358069
Dinos In The Dark at Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park (Odgen)
DINOS IN THE DARK 2022
OCTOBER 10-29 | 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park is excited to host a family flashlight dinosaur hunt to safely celebrate Halloween! It is a must-see stop for families in Ogden during the month of October, and the only time of the year you can visit the Dinosaur Park in the dark—including periodic blackouts, so keep that flashlight handy! Family-friendly Halloween décor transforms the Park’s prehistoric woods and hills into a half-mile of eerie lights, creepy noises, and spooky adventure with a new area to explore!
Learn more here: https://www.dinosaurpark.org/halloween
Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point (Lehi)
SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2022
OCTOBER 10-15 | 9 AM – 6 PM
Join us this fall in the Ashton Gardens for our popular Scarecrow Festival. Enjoy the beautiful autumn colors in the expansive 50-acre gardens and dozens of imaginative scarecrows built and submitted by the community. This week-long festival will also feature fun outdoor games, music. Visit on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to enjoy yummy food from Thanksgiving Point Concessions.
Learn more here: https://thanksgivingpoint.org/events/scarecrow-festival/
Heber Valley Railroad The Pumpkin Train (Heber, Utah)
HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD THE PUMPKIN TRAIN 2022
OCTOBER 8, 15, 22, 29th | 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm & 5pm
You and your kids will enjoy our annual Pumpkin Train! Your ticket includes a short 40-minute train ride where you will be entertained on board by costumed characters. You’ll also be served a delicious pumpkin cookie. And of course, you also get to select a pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch and take it home with you! Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase at the depot.
Learn more here: https://www.hebervalleyrr.org/specialevents/pumpkinfestival
Wheeler Farm Pumpkin Days (Murray, Utah)
WHEELER FARM PUMPKIN DAYS 2022
SEPT. 23 – OCT 31 | DAILY
Straw maze, Corn Pit, Pedal Tractor Track, and more! There is also a big pumpkin patch where you can buy pumpkins. Pumpkin Days admission includes Hay Maze and Play Zone and one ride.
Pumpkin Days are from September 24-October 31
Learn more here: https://slco.org/wheeler-farm/events/pumpkin-days
Fall Harvest Festival (Logan, Utah)
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL 2022 – AMERICAN WEST HERITAGE CENTER
OCTOBER 14-14 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Fall Festival, Corn Maze, Hay Activities, and discounts on the Haunted Hollow! (Haunted Hollow is $5 with purchase of Fall Harvest Festival tickets). Cider Pressing • Corn Shelling • Candle Making • Steam Engine Threshing • and More!
Get all the details here: https://www.awhc.org/fall-festival
Fall Festival (Saratoga Springs, Utah)
FALL FESTIVAL 2022 – SARATOGA SPRINGS UTAH
OCTOBER 7 | 5 PM – 8 PM
Come Celebrate the change of the season and all the fun Fall has to offer. We’ll have inflatables, a petting zoo, train rides, trick-or-treating, our Community Fair, and more!
Learn more here: https://www.saratogaspringscity.com/609/Fall-Festival
Ghost of Camp Floyd (Fairfield, Utah)
GHOSTS OF CAMP FLOYD 2022
OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 21, 22, 29
Is Camp Floyd haunted? The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd. Because of the popularity of this program, four sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants. Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.
On the 28th there is a Witches Campfire program, and on the 29th there is a Cemetary Tour
Learn more here: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/camp-floyd/events/
Little Haunts – This is the Place Heritage Park (SLC, Utah)
LITTLE HAUNTS 2022 at THIS IS THE PLACE
OCTOBER 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 | 10 AM – 5 PM
It’s not scary at the Park during the day, so put on your costumes and come to the Village for a family-friendly Halloween celebration!
Visit the Story Telling Witch, go trick-or-treating, get up-close-and-personal with creepy crawlies at Creature Encounters, and enjoy all of the Park’s daily activities like train rides, the petting corral, pony rides, take-home crafts, and so much more. Make it part of your family’s Halloween tradition.
Learn more here: https://www.thisistheplace.org/todays-fun/little-haunts
Glen Ray’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch (Spanish Fork, Utah)
GLEN RAY’S CORN MAZE 2022
SEPT 23 – OCT 29 | MON – SAT
7.5 acre corn maze with three different mazes for all ages. Kiddie coral for younger kids. Pumpkin patch. Glen Ray’s Super Slide (50 ft straw bale slide). Corn pit and pipe slide. Straw bale pyramid. Rubber duck races. Glen Ray’s gran prix. Human Hamster wheel. Giant yard games. Cow train. Concessions. Rolling pipe slide, NEW jump pad and so much more!! You can also go through the field of fright every Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat (opening Sept. 30).
Get all the details here: https://glenrayscornmaze.com
Loveland Living Planet Aqarium Halloween on the High Seas (Draper, UT)
HAUNTED AQUARIUM 2022
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 31, 2022 | THUR – SUN | 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
EmbArrgghh! Embark on an adventure for lost treasure at the Aquarium’s new Halloween on the High Seas event! During this new nighttime event, you’ll come across all sorts of unique and fascinating characters, including pirates, mermaids, creatures from the deep and more… some that appear right before your very eyes. Get your wits about you, lads and lassies, because you’ll be needin’ all the courage you can muster! Plus, enjoy games and activities or find a gift to add to your treasure from a variety of handcrafted wares at the Seaside Carnival. There’ll be no pillagin’ tolerated!
Learn more here: https://thelivingplanet.com/events-and-camps/halloween-on-the-high-seas/
Halloween Cruise Provo River (Provo Canyon)
HALLOWEEN RIVER CRUISE 2022
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 31th | 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM
Take a cruise on the Provo River and see over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns. Each cruise boat seats up to 40 peoplePirate Attack! Family-friendly scary stories told by the boat captain. The round trip is approx. 20 – 25 minutes. Free movie before or after your cruise.
Learn more here: https://www.clasropes.com/halloween-cruise
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides (Springville, UT)
SLEEPY HOLLOW HAUNTED WAGON RIDES 2022
****CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON****
Enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride as you listen to a colorful audio narration of Washington Irvine’s original short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Your wagon leads you on a secluded path that winds its way through a variety of scenery and spooky sites that correlate with the story.
Learn more here: https://www.sleepyhollowutah.com
Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Farm (Lehi, Utah and Spanish Fork, Utah)
SEPT 23 to OCT 31 | DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY
Cornbelly‘s is packed with things to do from a corn maze to hayrides, games, jumping pads, climbing attractions, corn cob beach, shows, cow train and so much more. There are many included attractions and others that you have to pay a fee for. You can also go through Insanity Point (haunted corn maze) for an additional fee.
Learn more here: https://cornbellys.com
Boo Lights at Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City)
BOO LIGHTS HOGLE ZOO 2022
OCT 12 – OCT 29 | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
BooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo is your family’s destination for not-so-scary frights and lights! As you travel through Zoo grounds at night, guests will encounter not-so-scary light displays that include a haunted graveyard, stormy pirate’s lair, kaleidoscopic light tunnel, and other themed entertainment and educational experiences. You can even test your knowledge at the kid-friendly wizard maze, open every night of BooLights, weather dependent.
There will be a special BooLights: Dia de los Muertos on October 26 and BrewLights (21+) on October 19.
Learn more here: https://www.hoglezoo.org/events
Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta (Oquirrh Lake)
GINORMOUS PUMPKIN REGATTA 2022
OCTOBER 8 | 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us as we race dozens of hundred and even thousand-pound pumpkins on the Oquirrh Lake! The day will be filled with harvest festival activities including kids’ train rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, pumpkin tic tac toe, pumpkin ring toss, pumpkin chunk-in, and a pumpkin pie eating contest.
Learn more here: https://www.mydaybreak.com/live_news_detail_T16_R550.php
Evermore Park (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
EVERMORE PARK WORLD OF LORE
SEPT 30 – OCT 29
Every Fall season, the Village of Evermore is transformed into a Spooky Wonderland. General Admission takes you into a Magical Halloween Festival filled with characters, quests, shows, games, themed shops, and so much more! Add a ticket to our Lore Haunted Adventure to take the scare up several notches. Ride on the Evermore Express Train to see the village from a different perspective and enjoy a ghost story along the way. To say the Halloween season is one of our personal favorites would be an understatement. Experience something unique this Halloween with your family and friends at Evermore!
Learn more here: https://www.evermore.com/lore
WITCHSTOCK FESTIVAL (Ogden, Utah)
OCTOBER 24, 2022
Witchstock is an annual event created around seasonal festivities including Witches Tea, Zombie Crawl and Monster Bash. This event highlights local nonprofits, businesses, artists, music, and performance space while highlighting Ogden’s Historic 25th Street.
The Ogden Downtown Alliance will be hosting the annual Witchstock Festival at the Ogden City Amphitheater on October 24th. In 2014, Witchstock partnered with the Zombie Crawl to combine two of Ogden’s favorite Halloween events into one great evening downtown! This year, we’re doing it again with an expanded Witchstock program and a Zombie Crawl that promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
Learn more here: https://ogdendowntown.com/witchstock
Other Farms and Haunted Houses Fall Activities in Utah:
- Haunted Forest (American Fork)
- Haunted Hollow (West Haven)
- HeeHaw Farms (Pleasant Grove)
- Harward Farms (Springville)
- Crazy Corn Maze (West Jordan)
- Nightmare on 13th (Salt Lake City)
- Strangling Bros Haunted Circus (American Fork)
- A Country Farm (Payson)
- Castle of Chaos (Midvale)
- Pedal Provo Ghost Tours (Provo)
- Grimm Ghost Tours (Salt Lake City)
- Frightmares Lagoon (Farmington)
- Glen Ray’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch (Spanish Fork, Utah)
- Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Farm (Lehi, Utah and Spanish Fork, Utah)
- Crazy Corn Maze (West Jordan, Utah)
- Happy Pumpkin Corn Maze (West Haven, Utah)
- Black Island Farms (Syracuse, Utah)
- Little Bear Bottoms Corn Maze (Wellsville, Utah)
- Park City Haunted House (Park City, Utah)
A couple of other events that have passed but we will add them next year are the
Have any Fall Activities in Utah?
Know of anything else? Please leave a comment for any Fall activities in Utah and let me know so I can get it added! Have a fun Fall!
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In addition to these Fall Activities in Utah, you can also see a list of Pumpkin Patches in Utah here and Corn Mazes in Utah here.
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