Halloween Time in Utah: The Only Events & Activity Guide You'll Need this Month
The month of October is nothing short of festive, fun, & frightening in Utah! Here’s a rundown of our favorite festivities that you’re sure to "fall" in love with this season:
Petersen Family Farm:
Petersen Family Farm hosts a pumpkin patch throughout the season with a large variety of gourds and activities like a corn maze, tractor rides, face painting and more. Admission is free! Located in Riverton.
Rowley's Red Barn:
Rowley’s Red Barn is known for its apple crop, and when fall comes around, this fruit farm opens up its Back 40 for a corn maze, pumpkin patch, giant slides, apple cannons, and all the fresh pressed apple juice you can drink. Located in Santaquin.
Mabey's Pumpkin Patch:
Mabey Farms is a classic pumpkin patch on a family farm in South Jordan. They have a reputation for a large variety of pumpkins for reasonable prices. Wander through their field to find your perfect pumpkins.
Wheeler Historic Farm:
Visit Wheeler Farm during the month of October for Pumpkin Days, a family-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween celebration featuring a pumpkin patch, hay maze, creative scarecrow displays, cow train, & wagon rides. Located in Murray.
Hee Haw Farms:
Hee Haw Farms has a corn maze, petting zoo, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and other fun activities. They have a neat event called the Giant Pumpkin Drop. This unique and spectacular event raises money to help families at Christmas time. Located in Pleasant Grove.
Attractions at the Wilkerson Farm Fall Fair include a corn maze, tractor rides, shotgun slides, apple shooters, mini hay maze, food trucks, swing ride, spinning tubs, a mini hay maze, pedal tractor racing and a pumpkin pyramid. A Utah County favorite! Located in Orem.
The Haunted Forest in American Fork is a longtime favorite haunted attraction in Utah – and the largest haunted house in the state. Walk through a real forest with scary surprises. There are also two indoor attractions, "The Haunted Mansion Show "and "Psycho Manor." Creep Factor: Moderate
The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus:
The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will shock visitors with its Big Top Tent of Horrors and haunted trailers. If you survive the Haunted Circus, get your nerve up to enter the Tunnel of Foam and see if you can get out of Strangling Brothers Eskaped. This scary scene has relocated to American Fork, about a half hour's drive south of Salt Lake City. Creep Factor: Moderate
The Fear Factory is located an abandoned cement factory, rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of workers who died in unfortunate accidents when the factory was in operation. The haunt includes underground tunnels, catwalks, twisty slides that are several stories high, and more. "Fear Fall" and the "Last Ride Zipline" add more heart-pounding to your visit. Creep Factor: Extreme
Nightmare on 13th:
Nightmare on 13th, Utah's largest and most technical haunted house, was rated the No. 1 haunted house in Salt Lake City by The Salt Lake Tribune and has been featured on The Travel Channel. Creep Factor: Extreme; not for young children or anyone who is sensitive.
Insanity Point is a haunted corn maze with nine different haunted experiences. Located at Cornbelly's in Lehi. The Creature (monstrous beast), Big Top Terror (clowns & circus), Chaos Castle (cornfields), Hayloft Horror (crazed animals) are just a few of the haunted experiences you'll find at Insanity Point.
Frightmares at Lagoon:
Frightmares at Lagoon amusement park in Farmington (about a 15 minute drive north of Salt Lake City) offers fun Halloween decorations, activities, and entertainment in addition to the usual thrill rides. Creep Factor: Suitable for anyone, although sensitive children might want to avoid some shows and attractions.
WitchFest at Gardner Village is a favorite fall activity for many families. It’s free to wander through the festive Halloween village. Enjoy the witch displays, scavenger hunt, food, music, petting zoo, pony rides, and face painting. A Halloween time MUST!
Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest:
Utahns are invited to visit "the greatest maze on earth" when the state’s original corn maze and pumpkin festival returns for its 23rd season at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The circus-themed maze design, with a special nod to the "The Greatest Showman", will be complimented by a number of circus festivities, including: character appearances, a circus thrill show, a “This is Me” Halloween fireworks show, and more. Whether Utahns are finding their way out of the maze, exploring the Pumpkin Princess Playland, blasting apple 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. Utah's most popular fall activity!
Heber Creeper Train Ride:
The kid-friendly Pumpkin Train is a fall favorite. It includes a short, 40-minute round trip train ride on the famous Heber Creeper! On board, you'll enjoy songs and a yummy pumpkin cookie. At the depot, take a stroll through the haunted train care and visit the pumpkin patch to take home your very own pumpkin! Located in Heber City.
Little Haunts at This is the Place Heritage Park:
This is the Place Heritage Park is a great family destination year-round, and the Little Haunts event on select days in October is extra fun. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes for trick-or-treating, listening to the Storytelling Witch and riding ponies.
Oktoberfest at Snowbird:
Oktoberfest is a fantastic family event at Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. It has been a Utah tradition since 1973 and is one of Utah’s largest festivals. While you’re there, buy some German food and drink, try a ride on the alpine slide, or take the tram to the top of the mountain. Enjoy Oktoberfest Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October.
Crazy Corn Maze:
Crazy Corn Maze in West Jordan is one of Utah’s longest running mazes. You don’t have to wander aimlessly through this maze because they will give you true/false trivia clues to help you find your way through. Of course they have a pumpkin patch, haunted maze and farm playground too.
Sundance Halloween Lift Rides:
Sundance dresses up its Full Moon Lift rides in October for Halloween! Gently drift above Halloween scenes on your way up the mountain. Back at the base, you’ll find games, hot cocoa, and a complimentary Halloween movie. Located in Provo Canyon at Sundance Mountain Resort.
Downtown Dine O'Round:
Featuring the top 45 downtown Salt Lake City restaurants, Dine O’ Round is a fun way for restaurant-goers to “dig in” to new dining locations and/or return to favorites. Participating restaurants offer $5 or $10 two-item lunches, as well as $15, $25 or $35 three-course dinners in addition to their existing menus. No need to sign up for anything or print coupons to participate; simply ask for the Dine O’ Round menu wherever you choose to dine. Dine O’ Round runs through October 14th at 200 South Main Street in Downtown Salt Lake.
BooLights at Hogle Zoo:
Hogle Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo is great Halloween fun for kids 12 and younger. Come in costume to trick-or-treat at candy booths set up throughout zoo grounds. Trick-or-treat bags will be provided (while supplies last), or bring your own. Located in Salt Lake City.
Pumpkin Nights features 3,000 carved pumpkins, live demonstrations, family activities, movie screenings and more. Find it nightly at the Utah State Fairgrounds starting in mid-October. Walk through this dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween display including 8 Pumpkin Lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and funkins. The outdoor, family-friendly Halloween experience will be held at the Utah State Fairpark and will be open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. until Sunday, November 4 (except for Halloween). Pumpkin Central features a variety of tastes and treats, seasonal beverages, a movie screening of Pixar’s Coco, a pumpkin patch, and pumpkin painting. Pumpkin Central will also host fire dancers at the Spirit of Pumpkins Fire Show and activities for the whole family to enjoy in the crisp fall weather.
So there you have it! Plenty of fun, festive, & frightening things to do this Halloween season in Utah! Enjoy, be safe, and have fun!